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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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LATEST NEWS

Expert articles to help you as an expecting parent.

Why aren’t more men taking parental leave?

More than ever, dads are demanding parental leave—yet uptake remains low. We look at what’s holding men back from family life.

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Why expecting parents need to invest in a babymoon

Expecting and considering a babymoon? Five reasons why you should book that last hurrah trip before baby’s arrival.

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What the Circle In team wishes they’d known before going on parental leave

We asked working parents what they wish they knew before parental leave and what they would do differently next time.

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What you need to know about keeping in touch days

How you can return to work for a few days during parental leave, keep in touch with your team, transition back … and get paid for it.

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LATEST NEWS

Expert articles to help you as an expecting parent.

Why aren’t more men taking parental leave?

More than ever, dads are demanding parental leave—yet uptake remains low. We look at what’s holding men back from family life.

read more
Why expecting parents need to invest in a babymoon

Why expecting parents need to invest in a babymoon

Expecting and considering a babymoon? Five reasons why you should book that last hurrah trip before baby’s arrival.

read more
What the Circle In team wishes they'd known before going on parental leave

What the Circle In team wishes they’d known before going on parental leave

We asked working parents what they wish they knew before parental leave and what they would do differently next time.

read more

What you need to know about keeping in touch days

How you can return to work for a few days during parental leave, keep in touch with your team, transition back … and get paid for it.

read more
What to do when you have to start parental leave early

What to do when you have to start parental leave early

One of my colleagues suddenly had to change her plans and start parental leave early. She had made it to the 30-week mark, was adding …

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How to secretly find out about your organisation’s parental leave policy

How to secretly find out about your organisation’s parental leave policy

Do you know what your organisation offers in its parental leave policy? It’s a giant predicament: you find out you’re pregnant and spend the first …

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What if my parental leave replacement is better than me?

What if my parental leave replacement is better than me?

You are 35 weeks pregnant, tired, hormonal—and in walks your new replacement. He is full of energy and enthusiasm and all you can think about …

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Hands off my bump: Some workplace etiquette please!

When I was expecting my first child, it took me a while to adjust to that feeling of my body no longer being truly my …

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RESOURCES

Practical tools and checklists for expecting parents.

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The perfect out of office parental leave message

Prepare your out of office parental leave message in advance or risk frantically writing it as you’re trying to get out the door. Our free templates will help you create the right message and tone…

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Numbers, emails and websites to help you through parental leave and returning to work

All the information you’ll need to help you navigate your career through parental leave and returning to work.

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The facts about parental leave

The facts about parental leave

When we speak to women they want to know the facts about parental leave in simple terms. The same questions always come up; what am …

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Government paid parental leave - how do I claim?

Government paid parental leave – how do I claim?

It’s the number one question all pregnant women ask us; how do I claim government paid parental leave? It is also the area most women …

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