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Here to help you navigate your career and parental leave.

REAL STORIES

Real stories from real parents to inspire you.

A mother and daughter’s perspective on the working juggle

Sandy Hutchison shares her story of what is was like juggling a senior leadership role with small children, and why you should trade mother’s guilt for more fun when your kids are young.

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Natalie Feehan uses her executive role to support working parents

Natalie Feehan is an executive general manager and mum of three who advocates for gender diversity in the workplace.

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How Gabrielle embraced motherhood, re-evaluated her career and moved to the country 

Having a child leads so many parents to re-evaluate what’s important in their lives and make a career pivot. Gabrielle’s story is no exception. She made the brave decision to return to a career practicing law and live her childhood dream of raising her daughter in the country.

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One family’s inspirational journey navigating multiple diagnoses

Juggling your children’s medical challenges with home and work life can feel like a lonely journey. Adriana Paz shares her story.

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LATEST NEWS

Expert articles to help you on parental leave.
Jodi Geddes shares her return to work tips

Jodi Geddes, Co-founder of Circle In, shares her return to work tips post-parental leave. Here’s what to do to survive and thrive.

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The most radical thing you can do on parental leave: throw out your to-do list

Throwing out your to-do list might sound like a radical idea but, when caring for …

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The importance of keeping in touch with parental leavers

I am nine months into my parental leave journey and have enjoyed all of the …

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When should I return to work? Key questions to help you decide

It’s a really complicated, often-dreaded question. If you thought deciding when to have a baby …

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LATEST NEWS

Expert articles to help you on parental leave.
Jodi Geddes share her return to work tips

Jodi Geddes shares her return to work tips

Jodi Geddes, Co-founder of Circle In, shares her return to work tips post-parental leave. Here’s what to do to survive and thrive.

read more
The most radical thing you can do on parental leave: throw out your to-do list

The most radical thing you can do on parental leave: throw out your to-do list

Throwing out your to-do list might sound like a radical idea but, when caring for an infant, simply changing out of your pyjamas is an …

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The importance of keeping in touch

The importance of keeping in touch with parental leavers

I am nine months into my parental leave journey and have enjoyed all of the ups and downs of becoming a new mum. Until recently, …

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When should I return to work?

When should I return to work? Key questions to help you decide

It’s a really complicated, often-dreaded question. If you thought deciding when to have a baby was hard, wait until you need to decide on your …

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Why you shouldn’t take parental leave from volunteering

Why you shouldn’t take parental leave from volunteering

At Circle In we talk a lot about our different journeys through pregnancy, parental leave and returning to paid work. We all understand the challenges …

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Check in and connect with a friend who's struggling

Check in, connect with a struggling friend

Have you noticed a friend, partner or colleague who might be struggling? Check in with her and connect by encouraging meaningful conversation to let her …

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Simplify life. 5 tips to make more space for what matters most

Simplify life. 5 tips to make more space for what matters most

As a former MD of an advertising agency, Suzanne Acteson lived on planes. Even when her boys were tiny, Suzanne travelled for work, spending a …

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This mama motivated to apply for a new role whilst she's on parental leave

Circle In helps this mother to apply for a new role whilst on parental leave

Meet Tilly. Tilly is not her real name (we just love the name!). This mama recently reached out to thank us for helping her. She …

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RESOURCES

Practical tools and checklists for parents on parental leave.

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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Au Pair / Nanny contract agreement template

Getting an au pair or nanny can be stressful. We often get asked if you should put details of the arrangement in writing and so …

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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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