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We moved around the world three times in five years

We moved around the world three times in five years – Circle In

Jacob Bonk is Human Resource Director, Australia and New Zealand, for beauty company L’Oréal. A father to two young children, Jacob and his wife have …

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I started my masters while on parental leave - Circle In

I started my masters while on parental leave

Have you ever wondered how a mother can care for young children, her family, nail her job and still find time to study? We are …

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How one mother masters self-confidence to live her ultimate start-up life

It’s clear Fiona Killackey LOVES running her own consultancy business. Who wouldn’t love the freedom to work flexibly, on projects that inspire you, not to …

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I moved to Singapore and had a baby overseas

Erin is an ambitious career woman and, as a sports media and marketing expert, has worked with some of Australia’s biggest brands, clients and agencies. …

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LATEST NEWS

Expert articles to help you as an expecting parent.

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

Do you know what your organisation offers in its parental leave policy? It’s a giant …

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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 …

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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 …

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LATEST NEWS

Expert articles to help you as an expecting parent.

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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Our number one tip: Complete your parental leave plan

One question we are often asked is: how do I document everything for my manager? Welcome to your parental leave plan.

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What to remind myself before going on parental leave again

What to remind myself before going on parental leave again

In my professional life as a lawyer, I’ve noticed that there’s a big focus right now on retrospectives. This involves looking back over a recent …

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Thinking about making a career move whilst pregnant?

I’ve recently just announced that I’m leaving a wonderful firm to join an innovative NewLaw firm. This wouldn’t normally be that newsworthy but at nine …

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A letter of thanks to my first boss for supporting my parental leave

Dear my one-time employer, sponsor and all-round awesome bloke. As I prepare for another round of parental leave, I am prompted to reflect on my …

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RESOURCES

Practical tools and checklists for expecting parents.

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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Parental leave plan template

This is a parental leave plan for you and about you. It will mean different things to different people and in different roles. It will …

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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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Negotiating length of parental leave with your employer

Negotiating the length of parental leave with your employer or shorten/extend it

Negotiating the length of your parental leave is an important conversation to have with your manager. You also may be in a position where you …

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