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Real stories from real parents to inspire you.

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“I love my baby, so why do I feel so sad?” A mother’s postnatal depression story

Jacqui’s brave account of her journey to a postnatal depression diagnosis, and adjusting back to work after parental leave.

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“Finding my feet as a working parent”: Lauren Zammit’s transition tips

After welcoming a baby, Lauren Zammit knows self-care is essential to finding joy in the work-life juggle.

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Michael Ray: “My ‘wild ride’ as a solo dad”

“Fatherhood is messy and magical, exhausting and rewarding, exhilarating and sometimes terrifying.” Read Michael Ray’s journey as a solo dad.

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Parenting is about growth, acceptance, and raising good humans

Here’s a parent who’s living proof we grow and change simultaneously with our kids, from one stage of parenthood to the next.

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Latest News

Expert articles to help you on parental leave.
How to build your confidence on parental leave

Feel like you’ve lost your confidence? It’s a common problem faced by parents during and just after parental leave. Kate Pollard sits down with expert D&I consultant Michelle Redfern to explore the identity shift that occurs to so many who become parents and the steps you can take to maintain and rebuild your confidence.

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How to return to work with confidence

Thinking of re-entering the job market after a break? A career expert shares tips to help you land that dream job.

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How to relaunch your career after time away

So, you’ve had a career break? Ignite your career relaunch with these expert tips for re-entry.

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A letter to myself about my insights into work after parental leave

So, you’re prepared for returning to work after parental leave… or are you? Hindsight is the greatest teacher.

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Latest News

Expert articles to help you on parental leave.

How to build your confidence on parental leave

Feel like you’ve lost your confidence? It’s a common problem faced by parents during and just after parental leave. Kate Pollard sits down with expert D&I consultant Michelle Redfern to explore the identity shift that occurs to so many who become parents and the steps you can take to maintain and rebuild your confidence.

read more

How to return to work with confidence

Thinking of re-entering the job market after a break? A career expert shares tips to help you land that dream job.

read more

How to relaunch your career after time away

So, you’ve had a career break? Ignite your career relaunch with these expert tips for re-entry.

read more
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A letter to myself about my insights into work after parental leave

So, you’re prepared for returning to work after parental leave… or are you? Hindsight is the greatest teacher.

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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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Resources

Practical tools and checklists for parents on parental leave.

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