Real stories

Real stories from real parents to inspire you.

Amanda Flouch on finding your ‘normal’ and paying it forward

Amanda discusses overcoming adversity and pursuing a ‘normal’ life of balancing parenting and career models.

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I co-founded #PurpleOurWorld in honour of my mum

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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“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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When a career highlight coincides with parental leave

Catherine Brooks juggled the launch of new technology project when her baby was just a few months old.

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Flexible working helps this mum enjoy the best of both worlds

Headhunted during parental leave, communications whizz Phoebe Tan took on a new role and a flexible working arrangement to better integrate work and home life…

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How parental leave inspired this creative mum’s side-hustle

Kelly Berghella of @bergerandstuff has taken her fabulous artwork from parental leave side-hustle to full-time art biz…

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An Aussie parent living abroad shares her epic journey

An inspiring and honest account of Alice’s life journey from enviable career, the challenges of IVF and learning to let go of expectations.

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“I’ve taken on my first CEO role after baby number two”

Mum of two Elissa Newall has stepped into the unknown by taking on her first CEO role with start-up the Plato Project, and is nailing the working parent juggle.

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Mark and Georgie Leslie’s shared experience of parental leave

Mark and Georgie Leslie’s shared experience of parental leave

The PwC director and REA Group senior marketer talk about their journey stepping away from senior corporate roles.

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“How I overcame depression and built a thriving business”

How, with professional help, an unyielding determination to get back to good health, and the love of her gorgeous daughter, this mother is back on top…

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“I started my own business with a 10-month-old”

It’s no mean feat setting up a business, let alone with a 10-month-old. This mum of one created flexibility to juggle career while still prioritising family.

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