Real stories

Real stories from real parents to inspire you.

Rob Sturrock – “I’m a dad that knows the juggle struggle is real”

Rob Sturrock on being an involved dad and easing the burden on your partner.

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I co-founded #PurpleOurWorld in honor of my mother

When Jessica Abelsohn lost her beautiful mother to pancreatic cancer, she co-founded #PurpleOurWorld to raise awareness of the disease.

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How motherhood boosted Ghislaine Entwisle’s confidence and ambition

Ghislaine Entwisle is a senior executive helping other women reach executive leadership roles. In motherhood she has become more ambitious in her career.

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One family’s heart-warming adoption journey

Gap Inc.’s Lisa Adukia is mother to an adopted daughter, Madeline, and caregiver to her mother, 90 miles away.

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Sarah Lindeman on managing kids, full-time work, and a family relocation

Mum-of-three Sarah Lindeman explains how her employer Sanofi helped her find her groove in a time of great change.

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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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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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The secret to this solo parent’s happiness

How her relationship breakdown put a hold on Chelsie’s career — but not for long.

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A mama’s heartache of her stillborn baby girl

A family’s heartbreaking story of losing their baby to stillbirth

A heartbreaking story about baby Matilda who was born still, her family’s grief, and how to support parents who have lost a child.

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“Be kind to yourself and reach out for help”: a menopause story

Are you or a loved one making the transition through menopause? One woman wants you to know that help is out there and you’re not alone.

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“I started my master’s on parental leave”

Thinking about studying on parental leave? It ain’t easy, but it’s possible!

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“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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