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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 plan your journey.

When being comfortable at work is OK

New challenge or unnecessary stress? Why staying in your comfort zone at work can be a good thing for working parents.

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Messy play bingo: how many have you checked off?

Simple messy play activities for time-poor parents; plus, ideas to limit the mess!

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No silver bullet: Simple advice for returning to work

One conversation with an executive parent of twins changed Jodi Geddes’ perspective.

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Yes, flex! How to nail flexible working when you’re just back at work

Yes! You have negotiated flexible working arrangements, now how do you ensure success for both you and your employer?

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Latest News

Expert articles to help you plan your journey.

When being comfortable at work is OK

New challenge or unnecessary stress? Why staying in your comfort zone at work can be a good thing for working parents.

read more

Messy play bingo: how many have you checked off?

Simple messy play activities for time-poor parents; plus, ideas to limit the mess!

read more
CI-slvrbl-GX-CONS-No silver bullet: Simple advice for returning to work

No silver bullet: Simple advice for returning to work

One conversation with an executive parent of twins changed Jodi Geddes’ perspective.

read more

Yes, flex! How to nail flexible working when you’re just back at work

Yes! You have negotiated flexible working arrangements, now how do you ensure success for both you and your employer?

read more

How to rediscover your identity

Do you ever stop to think about the person you’ve become? Might be time to unpack your self-identity.

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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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Finding and loving your personal brand

Are you living your values? Define your personal brand and tell the world who you truly are.

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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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Resources

Practical tools and checklists for parents who are planning.

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