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Real stories from real parents to inspire you.

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“Life is always great and rewarding outside a capital city”

Thinking about that tree-change? Rebecca Crossling and family are here to prove that country life actually is all it’s cracked up to be.

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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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Every time the kids show particularly helpful behaviour they get a point!

With a point system and a routine, Lawyer Lucy Lyttleton shares her advice for working with kids during COVID-19.

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Jodi’s personal story of three generations of strong women

Jodi Geddes and mum Jackie reflect on three generations of strong women in their family.

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Latest News

Expert articles to help you on parental leave.
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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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 – 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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Latest News

Expert articles to help you on parental leave.

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.

read more
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.

read more
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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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Thinking about returning to work flexibly during isolation? These tips will help you

Thinking about your return to work after parental leave, but unsure what impact COVID-19 will have? Here’s where to start.

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How to say no without feeling guilty

When was the last time you said ‘no’ to your work colleague, manager, partner, child or parent without feeling a case of the guilts? Tips to have you saying no without that guilty feeling.

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The perfect out of office parental leave message for dads

A tried and tested parental leave out of office message for dads with a sense of humour.

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Resources

Practical tools and checklists for parents on parental leave.
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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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Government paid parental leave: How do I claim?

The Australian government has made government paid parental leave more flexible. So, what is Flexible Paid Parental leave? How will this affect your claims?…

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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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The perfect out of office parental leave message

Prepare your out of office parental leave message in advance or risk frantically writing it as you’re trying to get out the door. Our free templates will help you create the right message and tone…

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