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Real stories from real parents to inspire you.

Kate Hunter chose flexible working over a leadership role

Kate Hunter chose flexible working over a leadership role

Kate Hunter recently chose flexible working over a leadership role in the tech industry (and she would do it again!). Throughout her career, Kate has always …

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The Stolen Stylist on making babies and businesses

Like many mothers, becoming a parent inspired Erin Scammell, AKA The Stolen Stylist, to find her true calling in the fashion industry, and reignited passion …

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How I negotiated flexible working in an industry with few part-time roles

Hillary Mitchell negotiated flexible working in the construction industry

Hillary Mitchell is not afraid to chase her dreams—whatever it takes. Like a true warrior she graduated her bachelor’s degree with honours while working and …

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Natalie Nunn, Director of GIANT Management, Australia's leading modelling agency talks with Circle In about flex working

Natalie Nunn, Director of leading modelling agency, GIANT Management, uses flex to live the dream

When people ask Natalie Nunn, Director of leading modelling agency GIANT Management, to describe herself, she usually jokes that she’s a 1950’s housewife trapped in …

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Dom Storey, partner Cara and daughter Franki

Racing car driver Dom Storey talks career and dad life

Meet Dom Storey; devoted partner to Cara, dad to toddler Franki, racing car driver, Mercedes-Benz driving instructor and brand ambassador amongst other things…a varied job …

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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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