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Real stories from real parents to inspire you.

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Three Birds Renovations’ Lana Taylor kicks parental guilt to the curb

You’ve devoured her reno tips with Three Birds Renovations, now take inspo from founder Lana Taylor’s career and parenting style.

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How the pandemic showed Hayley she’d found her workplace match

Melbourne mum-of-two on taking on a new HR role as the pandemic sent us into lockdown.

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How Rick Foster is helping kids cope with their worries

Rick Foster wrote a book, Why Worry Wally?, to help kids deal with their worries and kick the stigma around mental health issues.

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Libby Babet spills on the working parent juggle

Want to know the secret to feeling fit and fierce? Health and fitness guru Libby Babet has the answer.

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Latest News

Expert articles to help you on parental leave.
The most radical thing you can do on parental leave: throw out your to-do list

Making the switch from working world to caring for a baby means readjusting your expectations of what it means to ‘achieve’.

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When should I return to work? Key questions to help you decide

Wondering when to return to work? We can’t give you your perfect return date, but we can give you some thought starters.

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Top tips to build confidence and relaunch your career after a break

Back to work after a career break? Relaunch with confidence with these top ten tips from a careers expert.

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Top five tips to declutter and get organised for your sanity

Is clutter driving you crazy? Organising expert Erin Boyce shares her top five tips for taking control of your home and getting organised for your sanity.

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Latest News

Expert articles to help you on parental leave.
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The most radical thing you can do on parental leave: throw out your to-do list

Making the switch from working world to caring for a baby means readjusting your expectations of what it means to ‘achieve’.

read more
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When should I return to work? Key questions to help you decide

Wondering when to return to work? We can’t give you your perfect return date, but we can give you some thought starters.

read more
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Top tips to build confidence and relaunch your career after a break

Back to work after a career break? Relaunch with confidence with these top ten tips from a careers expert.

read more

Top five tips to declutter and get organised for your sanity

Is clutter driving you crazy? Organising expert Erin Boyce shares her top five tips for taking control of your home and getting organised for your sanity.

read more

Creating and maintaining strong professional networks

Maintaining your professional networks has never been more important for working parents. We explore the practical ways on how to maintain your professional networks and visibility on parental leave with expert Michelle Redfern.

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One in five new mothers experience perinatal depression and anxiety

One in five new mothers experience perinatal depression and anxiety – so do one in 10 new fathers

One in five new mothers experience perinatal depression and anxiety. So do one in 10 new fathers. We need to start talking…

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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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Four big questions to ask yourself before studying on parental leave

Have your career priorities shifted since becoming a parent? Further study during could be the way forward.

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Resources

Practical tools and checklists for parents on parental leave.
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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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How to claim your government paid parental leave

Accessing Parental Leave Pay can help ease the financial burden of having a baby. Here are the steps you need to take to claim.

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Requesting flexible working arrangements template

This is the year for flexible working! Hearts and minds are shifting on the ways we work. Use this template to submit your request to your employer.

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