Real Stories

Real stories from real parents to inspire you.

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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“How I overcame depression and built a thriving business”

How, with professional help, an unyielding determination to get back to good health, and the love of her gorgeous daughter, this mother is back on top…

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“I started my own business with a 10-month-old”

It’s no mean feat setting up a business, let alone with a 10-month-old. This mum of one created flexibility to juggle career while still prioritising family.

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“I love my job but found my dream role through volunteering”

Have you considered volunteering to boost your career? Candice McGregor, CEO of volunteer-run West Welcome Wagon, found purpose and ambition in her working life through volunteering.

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“By the time the twins arrived, we were battle-hardened!”

If you’ve ever wondered how people with many children manage the juggle, just ask dad-of-five Peter Hionis.

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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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