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Here to help you navigate your career in the first year back at work

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 in your first year back at work.
Welcoming mums back to work: a guide for managers and parents

The ‘return to work after maternity leave’ — Note to managers

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Messy play bingo: how many have you checked off?

Simple messy play activities for time-poor parents, plus ideas to limit the mess.

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What does working flexibly really mean?

Thinking about working flexibly? It helps to understand the many faces of flexibility in the workplace. Let’s take a look.

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Thinking about returning to work flexibly during isolation? These tips will help you

Thinking about your return to work after parental leave, but unsure what impact COVID-19 will have? Here’s where to start.

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Latest News

Expert articles to help you in your first year back at work.

Welcoming mums back to work: a guide for managers and parents

The ‘return to work after maternity leave’ — Note to managers

read more

Messy play bingo: how many have you checked off?

Simple messy play activities for time-poor parents, plus ideas to limit the mess.

read more
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What does working flexibly really mean?

Thinking about working flexibly? It helps to understand the many faces of flexibility in the workplace. Let’s take a look.

read more
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Thinking about returning to work flexibly during isolation? These tips will help you

Thinking about your return to work after parental leave, but unsure what impact COVID-19 will have? Here’s where to start.

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How to get sexual intimacy back on track

Lacking spark in the bedroom after kids? You’re not alone. Tips to get your sexual intimacy back on track from a relationship expert.

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How to say no without feeling guilty

When was the last time you said ‘no’ to your work colleague, manager, partner, child or parent without feeling a case of the guilts? Tips to have you saying no without that guilty feeling.

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Who said career satisfaction is outside your comfort zone?

New challenge or unnecessary stress? Why staying in your comfort zone at work can be a good thing for working parents.

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How to share the load as a working parent

Are you a working parent struggling with the juggle? Discover these tips for sharing the load with your partner from a working mum-of-six.

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Resources

Practical tools and checklists for parents who are just back at work.

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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Employing an au pair or nanny? Your go-to agreement template

We’ve taken some of the stress out of your search for an au pair or nanny and prepared a contract agreement template for you to download and make your own.

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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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Tips for updating your CV

Tips for updating your resume

You’ll love these simple tips for updating your resume. Getting back in to the workforce can be daunting enough after having a baby, let alone …

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