Real Stories

Real stories from real parents to inspire you.

RS-CONS-2002-Jessica Janson

“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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RS-CONS-1912-Tanya Windscheffel

“In the tech age, we must remember people are the most important thing”

Tanya Windscheffel is driving authentic conversation about parenthood in the workplace, and the IT industry is taking notice.

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RS-CONS-2001-Mandy

“My husband died suddenly and I have raised my two children by myself”

Mandy lost her husband when her children were only two and three years old. Her story will inspire you and warm your heart.

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