The home for expecting parents

Here to help you navigate your career and pregnancy

Real Stories

Real stories from real parents to inspire you.

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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I rediscovered a passion for my first career after baby #2

Journalist Cindy Lever has created the life she craved: raising her children and doing a job she loves from her farm in Australia’s Gold Coast Hinterland.

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Latest News

Expert articles to help you as an expecting parent.

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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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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Latest News

Expert articles to help you as an expecting parent.

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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.

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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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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Resources

Practical tools and checklists for expecting parents.

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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Government paid parental leave - how do I claim?

Government paid parental leave – how do I claim?

It’s the number one question all pregnant women ask us; how do I claim government paid parental leave? It is also the area most women …

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