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Real stories from real parents to inspire you.

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Michael Ray: “My ‘wild ride’ as a solo dad”

“Fatherhood is messy and magical, exhausting and rewarding, exhilarating and sometimes terrifying.” Read Michael Ray’s journey as a solo dad.

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Every time the kids show particularly helpful behaviour they get a point!

With a point system and a routine, Lawyer Lucy Lyttleton shares her advice for working with kids during COVID-19.

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Jodi’s personal story of three generations of strong women

Jodi Geddes and mum Jackie reflect on three generations of strong women in their family.

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Handing over to my partner made returning to work so much easier

Iris Appelo on shared parental leave, family adventures and the joy of handing over to her partner.

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Latest News

Expert articles to help you as an expecting parent.

#1 tip for expecting parents: Complete your parental leave plan

Counting down the days until parental leave? Have you prepared a parental leave plan? All your details laid out in one place.

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The perfect out of office parental leave message for dads

A tried and tested parental leave out of office message for dads with a sense of humour.

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“Since I told work I’m pregnant I’ve been treated differently”

Treated unfairly at work after announcing you’re pregnant? How to spot workplace discrimination and what to do about it.

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“A letter of thanks to my employer for supporting my parental leave”

A new parent’s first time taking parental leave is sure to offer up plenty of lessons in time for baby number two.

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Latest News

Expert articles to help you as an expecting parent.

#1 tip for expecting parents: Complete your parental leave plan

Counting down the days until parental leave? Have you prepared a parental leave plan? All your details laid out in one place.

read more
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The perfect out of office parental leave message for dads

A tried and tested parental leave out of office message for dads with a sense of humour.

read more
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“Since I told work I’m pregnant I’ve been treated differently”

Treated unfairly at work after announcing you’re pregnant? How to spot workplace discrimination and what to do about it.

read more
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“A letter of thanks to my employer for supporting my parental leave”

A new parent’s first time taking parental leave is sure to offer up plenty of lessons in time for baby number two.

read more
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Why you need to take control of your parental leave journey

Mum-of-three Ashika Chand shares her tips for managing your career through parental leave and what she’s done differently third time round.

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Why expecting parents need to invest in a babymoon

Why expecting parents need to invest in a babymoon

Expecting and considering a babymoon? Five reasons why you should book that last hurrah trip before baby’s arrival.

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What the Circle In team wishes they'd known before going on parental leave

What the Circle In team wishes they’d known before going on parental leave

We asked working parents what they wish they knew before parental leave and what they would do differently next time.

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What you need to know about keeping in touch days

How you can return to work for a few days during parental leave, keep in touch with your team, transition back … and get paid for it.

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Resources

Practical tools and checklists for expecting parents.

Government paid parental leave: How do I claim?

The Australian government has made government paid parental leave more flexible. So, what is Flexible Paid Parental leave? How will this affect your claims?…

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Setting up your workstation at home: a useful checklist

If you’re new to remote working and don’t have a dedicated study, use this handy guide to get setup.

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The perfect out of office parental leave message

Prepare your out of office parental leave message in advance or risk frantically writing it as you’re trying to get out the door. Our free templates will help you create the right message and tone…

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Numbers, emails and websites to help you through parental leave and returning to work

All the information you’ll need to help you navigate your career through parental leave and returning to work.

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