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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Libby Babet spills on the working parent juggle

Want to know the secret to feeling fit and fierce? Health and fitness guru Libby Babet has the answer.

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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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Handing over to my partner made returning to work so much easier

Iris Appelo on shared parental leave, family adventures and the joy of handing over to her partner.

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I rediscovered a passion for my first career after baby #2

Journalist Cindy Lever has created the life she craved: raising her children and doing a job she loves from her farm in Australia’s Gold Coast Hinterland.

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The Digital Picnic’s Cherie Clonan on the juggle and start up success

Raw. Inspirational. Laugh-out-loud funny. Cherie Clonan of the Digital Picnic’s account of parenthood and the juggle…warts and all.

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