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Real Stories

Real stories from real parents to inspire you.

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How Zoe Bingley-Pullin crushes life’s challenges to live her healthiest life

Zoe Bingley-Pullin is living proof that passion and determination are the key ingredients to a successful career.

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“I love my baby, so why do I feel so sad?” One mum’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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The joy and chaos of working parent life with Erin @TheMommingWorker

A working parent blogger you can ride the rollercoaster of parenthood with… Erin of @TheMommingWorker is the real deal.

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Susie Hopkins on navigating her son’s autism diagnosis and her own wellbeing

How to achieve less stress and more wellbeing when caring for a child with additional needs? Susie Hopkins, solo mum, shares her story.

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Latest News

Expert articles to help you on parental leave.
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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The ups and downs of parental leave in a pandemic

Lockdown has certainly had its ups and downs. Three Melbourne mothers share their feelings about parental leave in 2020.

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Latest News

Expert articles to help you on parental leave.
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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.

read more
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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.

read more
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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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The ups and downs of parental leave in a pandemic

Lockdown has certainly had its ups and downs. Three Melbourne mothers share their feelings about parental leave in 2020.

read more
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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’.

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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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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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