Real stories

Real stories from real parents to inspire you.

“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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“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? We share one woman’s experience.

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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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Moving countries and having a baby inspired this business

A diverse career track record, love of travel and entrepreneurial spirit have set this mum up to launch her second business and live the life of her dreams.

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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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