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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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How the right support makes all the difference when parenting a child with autism

Helping your autistic child achieve a creative, fulfilling life starts with getting the right support for every family member. The story of how one couple parented their autistic child to adulthood.

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Shweta Thota’s working parent guide to living life to the fullest

Lines between work and life a little blurred? Shweta Thota shares her practical tips for thriving when things get crazy busy.

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Latest News

Expert articles to help you on parental leave.
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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Latest News

Expert articles to help you on parental leave.
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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.

read more
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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.

read more
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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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Managers, how to retain your high performers through pregnancy and parental leave

How our leaders manage the ‘big moments’ in our lives matters… enormously! Senior leader and mum-of-two Merav Bloch knows two sides of the same coin. Here, she shares her tips.

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One mother’s experience of using her keeping in touch days

Do you know all your parental leave entitlements? Don’t let your keeping in touch days go to waste! They’re a game changer for new parents.

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Tips for guiding an employee back to remote working after parental leave (from someone who’s been there!)

Your employee is returning to work after parental leave… remotely. Have you thought of everything? A manager and employee account of making the leap back to work in a pandemic.

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How Jodi Geddes returned to work after losing her baby at 14 weeks

Miscarriage affects one in four pregnancies. Jodi Geddes shares the painful story of losing her baby at 14 weeks and the lessons learnt.

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Resources

Practical tools and checklists for parents on parental leave.
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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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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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