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Real stories from real parents to inspire you.

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“How I navigated my IVF journey while working full-time”

Do you tell your employer you’re going through IVF or keep it to yourself? A woman’s experience navigating IVF and work.

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A tale of two households: “How we created a co-parenting relationship”

It’s the ultimate collaboration: sharing parenting of a child across two homes. Two parents explain how they make it work.

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Ryan and Ray’s surrogacy journey

They’re expecting! Ryan and Ray share their emotional journey to parenthood through international surrogacy.

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One family’s heartwarming adoption journey

Gap Inc.’s Lisa Adukia is mother to an adopted daughter, Madeline, and caregiver to her mother, 90 miles away.

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Latest News

Expert articles to help you on parental leave.
Do I have the right to return to the same job?

Know your rights: Australian employees who have been on unpaid parental leave are entitled to return to the job they had before going on leave.

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Why you shouldn’t take parental leave from volunteering

Thinking about ditching your volunteer position on parental leave? A working parent recommends thinking twice before you stand down.

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Thinking about getting back into the workforce after kids?

Thinking about getting back into the workforce after kids? Don’t hold back. A parent of six tells how – with planning and determination – she did it.

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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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Latest News

Expert articles to help you on parental leave.
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Do I have the right to return to the same job?

Know your rights: Australian employees who have been on unpaid parental leave are entitled to return to the job they had before going on leave.

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Why you shouldn’t take parental leave from volunteering

Thinking about ditching your volunteer position on parental leave? A working parent recommends thinking twice before you stand down.

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Thinking about getting back into the workforce after kids?

Thinking about getting back into the workforce after kids? Don’t hold back. A parent of six tells how – with planning and determination – she did it.

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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.

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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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Resources

Practical tools and checklists for parents on parental leave.
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The perfect out of office parental leave message

Whether you want to stay in contact with work or totally disconnect on parental leave, these email templates have you covered.

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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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