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Sperm donor, the answer to Hayley's prayers

Sperm donor, the answer to Hayley’s prayers

Young and fabulous, Hayley Hendrix was a well-travelled career woman loving life. At 39, with one eye on her biological clock, she broke off a …

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Nicole Meredith juggles 3 kids, a part-time job and her own business

Nicole Meredith juggles 3 kids, a part-time job and her own business

Enter Nicole Meredith. Since kissing all three daughters goodbye at the school gates, Nicole’s ambition has been reignited and her time freed up to launch her own …

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#Iheartbargains Chelsea Thomas shares her fashion start-up success story

Well it’s fair to say we have a little lady crush on Chelsea. She’s the amazing fashion and homewares bargain hunter and creator of I …

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My husband and I have a shared parenting plan

My husband and I have a shared parenting plan

With good role models to inspire her, lawyer and mama of one Rachel Delaney set clear, reasonable expectations for her parental leave journey and ongoing …

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A mama’s heartache of her stillborn baby girl

A mother’s heartache of her stillborn baby girl

Alex Lowes shares the heartbreaking story of her firstborn daughter Matilda’s stillbirth, her grief, the challenges returning to work, and how to support other parents who have lost a child.

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CFO at thirty-something plus wife and mother of 4

If you’ve ever thought women can’t have it all, you might just reconsider after hearing this mama’s remarkable story. Carlie Kilikas is killing it in …

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Feather and Noise owner Alison Long shares her start up journey

Alison Long is a mother to two gorgeous girls, owner of the most stylish and incredible fashion business Feather and Noise and inspiration to so …

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I use my senior leadership role to connect and inspire others

What can’t you fix with coffee, chocolate and dry shampoo? Pretty much everything, which is why Allison Rothmund is mostly winning the juggle struggle. This …

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How this mother works to her strengths to nail an extreme work/life juggle

Keeping multiple balls in the air is all in a day’s work for Tori Kopke. This Texan expat mama runs her own marketing business, works …

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Returning to paid work after suffering perinatal anxiety or depression

Returning to paid work after having a baby can be challenging for anyone, and even more so for those who suffer or have suffered, perinatal …

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Kate Pollard shares her motherhood journey and the identity shift that took place

Kate Pollard, Co-founder of Circle In, shares her personal experience of early motherhood, breastfeeding challenges, working Mum guilt and discovering her new self.

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I turned down my dream job because they wouldn’t allow flexibility

Katie has 2 children and after being made redundant whilst on parental leave with her second, she started the search for a new role. She …

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