Real stories

Real stories from real parents to inspire you.

RS-CONS-2008-Hayley Breen

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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RS-CONS-2008-Rick Foster

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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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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RS-CONS-2003-Jodi Geddes and Jackie Cryan

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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RS-CONS-1912-Tanya Windscheffel

“In the tech age, we must remember people are the most important thing”

Tanya Windscheffel is driving authentic conversation about parenthood in the workplace, and the IT industry is taking notice.

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RS-CONS-2001-Mandy

“My husband died suddenly and I have raised my two 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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“I returned to work after six weeks parental leave”

Laura Conti returned to work as a financial controller after six weeks of parental leave. Her one regret? Not preparing a comfier return to work wardrobe…

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“I created extreme flexibility for my family (and you can too)”

Want extreme flexibility? Meet Sarah Nally, the working mum shaking up nine to five as we know it.

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