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Here to help you navigate your career and parental leave

Real Stories

Real stories from real parents to inspire you.

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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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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Latest News

Expert articles to help you on parental leave.
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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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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Latest News

Expert articles to help you on parental leave.
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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.

read more

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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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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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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