Real stories

Real stories from real parents to inspire you.

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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A tale of two households: “How we created a co-parenting relationship”

It’s the ultimate collaboration: sharing parenting of a child across two homes. Two parents explain how they make it work.

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Ryan and Ray’s surrogacy journey

They’re expecting! Ryan and Ray share their emotional journey to parenthood through international surrogacy.

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One family’s heartwarming 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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Kate Bushell is empowering the next generation to dream big

Girls of Impact founder Kate Bushell on how parenthood led her to pursue her calling to support the next generation of leaders – and how you can help, too.

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Keep your parenting cool with these tips from Dr Elise Bialylew

Psychiatrist and Mindful in May founder Dr Elise Bialylew explains why “meditation is a perfect companion and vehicle to becoming the best parent you can be.”

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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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How the right support makes all the difference when parenting a child with autism

Helping your autistic child achieve a creative, fulfilling life starts with getting the right support for every family member. The story of how one couple parented their autistic child to adulthood.

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Shweta Thota’s working parent guide to living life to the fullest

Lines between work and life a little blurred? Shweta Thota shares her practical tips for thriving when things get crazy busy.

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How mindful living has helped this new parent surrender to the journey

Who wants a beautiful new resource to help raise resilient and tolerant kids? New parent Via Tendon combined her love of yoga, bicultural experience and entrepreneurial spirit to create just that.

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17 years strong at Ford Motor Company and (still!) driving success

With a commendable 17-year track record at Ford Motor Company, Suzanne McConchie is not only thriving in her professional life, but paying it forward.

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