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Real stories from real parents to inspire you.

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Kate Bushell is empowering the next generation to dream big

Girls of Impact founder Kate Bushell on how parenthood led her to pursue her calling to support the next generation of leaders – and how you can help, too.

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Keep your parenting cool with these tips from Dr Elise Bialylew

Psychiatrist and Mindful in May founder Dr Elise Bialylew explains why “meditation is a perfect companion and vehicle to becoming the best parent you can be.”

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“Be kind to yourself and reach out for help”: one woman’s transition to menopause

Are you or a loved one making the transition through menopause? One woman wants you to know that help is out there and you’re not alone.

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Sarah Lindeman on managing kids, full-time work, and a family relocation

Mum-of-three Sarah Lindeman explains how her employer Sanofi helped her find her groove in a time of great change.

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Latest News

Expert articles to help you on parental leave.
Pinky McKay’s practical tips on returning to work and breastfeeding

Worrying about how to juggle breastfeeding and returning to work? Breastfeeding expert Pinky McKay has you covered.

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Why all working parents need their ‘village’

Navigating through change can be tough, and good support is essential. Here’s why it’s good to lean on your village through times of change.

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What childcare best suits your family?

Deciding on the right early childhood education and care for your family isn’t easy. We look at the pros and cons of the options available.

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Mums: three simple steps to nurture you this Mother’s Day

Because it’s important to look after yourself on this crazy roller coaster we call motherhood.

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Latest News

Expert articles to help you on parental leave.
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Pinky McKay’s practical tips on returning to work and breastfeeding

Worrying about how to juggle breastfeeding and returning to work? Breastfeeding expert Pinky McKay has you covered.

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Why all working parents need their ‘village’

Navigating through change can be tough, and good support is essential. Here’s why it’s good to lean on your village through times of change.

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What childcare best suits your family?

Deciding on the right early childhood education and care for your family isn’t easy. We look at the pros and cons of the options available.

read more
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Mums: three simple steps to nurture you this Mother’s Day

Because it’s important to look after yourself on this crazy roller coaster we call motherhood.

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Have a break… have a KIT day!

Planning or on parental leave? Keep in touch with your workplace on your own terms with keeping in touch (KIT) days.

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How to start the conversation with your boss around working flexibly

Feeling the struggle of returning to work after baby? Here’s how to have that all-important conversation with your leader about working flexibly.

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Time for a referee health check? Be strategic, get organised and help your referees help you

Did you know referee fatigue is a thing? This, and other expert tips to help you pick and get the most out of your referees.

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Looking for a new role? Here are five positive tips to help you

From embracing rejection letters to penning a reverse resume, here’s how to be positive and proactive in your job hunt.

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Resources

Practical tools and checklists for parents on parental leave.
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Checklist for requesting flexible working arrangements

Would family life improve if you switched to a flexible arrangement? Steps to help you make the flexible working request you’ve been dreaming of.

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Your go-to list of resources to help you through parental leave and returning to work

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

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Negotiating the length of parental leave with your employer, shorten or extend it

Preparing to negotiate the length of your parental leave? Start by understanding your obligations for letting your employer know.

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Request to extend parental leave template

Want to extend your parental leave? Use this template to request a leave extension of up to an additional 12 months.

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