Real stories

Real stories from real parents to inspire you.

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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“I love my job but found my dream role through volunteering”

Have you considered volunteering to boost your career? Candice McGregor, CEO of volunteer-run West Welcome Wagon, found purpose and ambition in her working life through volunteering.

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“By the time the twins arrived, we were battle-hardened!”

If you’ve ever wondered how people with many children manage the juggle, just ask dad-of-five Peter Hionis.

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A mother and daughter’s perspective on the working juggle

Sandy Hutchison shares her story of what is was like juggling a senior leadership role with small children, and why you should trade mother’s guilt for more fun when your kids are young.

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Natalie Feehan uses her executive role to support working parents

Natalie Feehan is an executive general manager and mum of three who advocates for gender diversity in the workplace.

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How Gabrielle embraced motherhood, re-evaluated her career and moved to the country 

Having a child leads so many parents to re-evaluate what’s important in their lives and make a career pivot. Gabrielle’s story is no exception. She made the brave decision to return to a career practicing law and live her childhood dream of raising her daughter in the country.

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One family’s inspirational journey navigating multiple diagnoses

Juggling your children’s medical challenges with home and work life can feel like a lonely journey. Adriana Paz shares her story.

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