The home for planning a baby

Here to help you prepare for pregnancy and better understand parental leave.

REAL STORIES

Real stories from real parents to inspire you.

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“Starting my side business was the best thing for my career and family life”

With hard work, a fresh perspective and a side business to boot, marketing professional Jessica Janson kept her career on track after kids.

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Handing over to my partner made returning to work so much easier

Iris Appelo on shared parental leave, family adventures and the joy of handing over to her partner.

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I rediscovered a passion for my first career after baby #2

Journalist Cindy Lever has created the life she craved: raising her children and doing a job she loves from her farm in Australia’s Gold Coast Hinterland.

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The Digital Picnic’s Cherie Clonan on the juggle and start up success

Raw. Inspirational. Laugh-out-loud funny. Cherie Clonan of the Digital Picnic’s account of parenthood and the juggle…warts and all.

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LATEST NEWS

Expert articles to help you plan your journey.
Five tips to financially prepare for having a baby (and becoming a parent)

Discover five tips to help you financially prepare for having a baby and starting a family.

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How to convince dads to go home

Is childcare still a woman’s work? We look at two companies successfully encouraging more men to take parental leave.

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What your family size means for your career

Should work influence your decision on how many children to have? For those in a quantity quandary, we look at the impact of family size on career.

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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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LATEST NEWS

Expert articles to help you plan your journey.
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Five tips to financially prepare for having a baby (and becoming a parent)

Discover five tips to help you financially prepare for having a baby and starting a family.

read more

How to convince dads to go home

Is childcare still a woman’s work? We look at two companies successfully encouraging more men to take parental leave.

read more
CI-famsiz-AU-CONS-family size and career

What your family size means for your career

Should work influence your decision on how many children to have? For those in a quantity quandary, we look at the impact of family size on career.

read more
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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Your parental leave legal entitlements explained

It’s so important to understand your legal entitlements when preparing for parental leave or returning to work. Legal expert Lauren Drummond from Holding Redlich explains these in simple terms and what to do if you need help.

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RESOURCES

Practical tools and checklists for parents who are planning.

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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