Real stories

Real stories from real parents to inspire you.

RS-CONS-2001-Mandy

“My husband died suddenly and I have raised my 2 children by myself”

Mandy lost her husband when her children were only two and three years old. Her story will inspire you and warm your heart.

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Susie Hopkins on her son’s autism diagnosis and her own well-being

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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RS-CONS-2003-Jodi Geddes and Jackie Cryan

Jodi’s personal story of 3 generations of strong women

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

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Jenny Lumley: “Having a strong support network is key”

Surrounding herself with people who are caring, understanding, and positive has been key for Jenny Lumley as she navigates a new phase in her life.

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Perinatal infant loss and how Julie Legrand handled her grief

Julie Legrand on losing her twins in pregnancy, the joy that followed, and life in the Swiss Alps

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RS-CONS-2201-Renee Knight PNDA (rewrite)

14 steps to help you return to work after perinatal anxiety or depression

How to return to work after PNDA while ensuring your mental health remains a priority.

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RS-CONS-2112-Carolyn Hammond

Carolyn Hammond on no regrets parenting

Ever wondered about juggling work and parenting abroad? Step into this British expat’s shoes to learn how she does it.

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RS-CONS-2011-Jacqui Cummins CCA

“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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“How I navigated my IVF journey while working full-time”

Do you tell your employer you’re going through IVF or keep it to yourself? A woman’s experience navigating IVF and work.

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