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What to do when you have to start parental leave early

What to do when you have to start parental leave early

One of my colleagues suddenly had to change her plans and start parental leave early. She had made it to the 30-week mark, was adding …

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How to secretly find out about your organisation’s parental leave policy

How to secretly find out about your organisation’s parental leave policy

Do you know what your organisation offers in its parental leave policy? It’s a giant predicament: you find out you’re pregnant and spend the first …

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What if my parental leave replacement is better than me?

What if my parental leave replacement is better than me?

You are 35 weeks pregnant, tired, hormonal—and in walks your new replacement. He is full of energy and enthusiasm and all you can think about …

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Hands off my bump: Some workplace etiquette please!

When I was expecting my first child, it took me a while to adjust to that feeling of my body no longer being truly my …

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Our number one tip: Complete your parental leave plan

One question we are often asked is: how do I document everything for my manager? Welcome to your parental leave plan.

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What to remind myself before going on parental leave again

What to remind myself before going on parental leave again

In my professional life as a lawyer, I’ve noticed that there’s a big focus right now on retrospectives. This involves looking back over a recent …

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Thinking about making a career move whilst pregnant?

I’ve recently just announced that I’m leaving a wonderful firm to join an innovative NewLaw firm. This wouldn’t normally be that newsworthy but at nine …

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A letter of thanks to my first boss for supporting my parental leave

Dear my one-time employer, sponsor and all-round awesome bloke. As I prepare for another round of parental leave, I am prompted to reflect on my …

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Why parents need to invest in a babymoon

First things first, the babymoon we are referring to is the type that does not include a baby! There’s also the kind, traditionally, following childbirth …

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Travelling for work when pregnant with twins

Travelling when pregnant is generally safe. However, soon-to-be mothers of twins should consider other factors and limitations before travelling, especially when your travel is work-related. …

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