Real stories

Real stories from real parents to inspire you.

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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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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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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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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“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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“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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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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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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