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Circle In inspired me to ask for flexibility after baby #number2 … and I got it

Circle In inspired me to ask for flexibility after baby #number2 … and I got it

We just love hearing from our fabulous members and feel extremely proud when you reach out to share how Circle In inspires you every day. …

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Khara Williams on letting go of mother’s guilt

Khara Williams on letting go of mother’s guilt

Mother’s guilt carries a lot of weight in today’s society, there’s no denying it. And despite—or perhaps because of—this, as a mother of two gorgeous …

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BeingDads founder makes the mid-week dash home for bath and bedtime actually work

BeingDads founder makes the mid-week dash home for bedtime actually work

The mid-week dash home for bath and bedtime is one working parents know only too well. I ran it for years, and still do because …

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The Personal Styler’s top 5 styling tips for working mothers

The Personal Styler’s top 5 styling tips for working mothers

Hey, hardworking mums. Hands up who jumps for joy every morning when she opens her wardrobe? Most of us love the idea of being an …

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Making the most of your time

If anyone knows how to make the most of her time, it’s the indefatigable Natalie Nunn; Agency Director of GIANT Management modelling agency by day, …

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How Kate’s career took a hit after her #number2

Heading off on parental leave that first time, there was no doubt I was totally naïve to the potential impact on my career. I’d spent …

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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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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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How Kate’s career went from thrive to survive post baby

Up until having my first child, I’d found it pretty easy to climb the corporate ladder. I’d always thrived in a work environment. The rules …

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‘I am doing everything and you need to do more’: A universal household dispute?

Last week I was typing away in a cafe not far from my home when a small group of mothers and their babies arrived and …

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Are working mothers undervalued?

Working mothers often find themselves hitting a “maternal wall” when seeking new roles or re-entry into the workforce after parental leave. So what can be …

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Handover to Dad

The must have handover plan for the stay at home dad

Despite being a first-time mum, I found that my parenting style was weirdly instinctual. But was it a parenting instinct, or was it something more …

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Work-life balance is a myth

Let’s ditch work-life balance in exchange for work-life integration

Think of work-life balance as a stand up paddleboard. To achieve any form of balance in life you cannot stand still. You must move with …

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Traditional gender roles are shifting

Traditional gender roles are shifting but men still need to do more housework

Australian attitudes towards gender roles relating to parenting and paid work are becoming more progressive according to the 2018 statistical report of the Household, Income …

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Is motherhood the single biggest challenge to women reaching executive roles?

Ever thought why men hold the lion’s share of executive power? A female leader in tech chooses to challenge why women are underrepresented in executive leadership teams.

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Fairer long service leave entitlements for parents and carers

Fairer long service leave entitlements for parents and carers

In very exciting news, changes to the Victorian long service leave legislation will mean that people on parental leave (both unpaid and paid) will now …

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Working productively from home

How to work productively and effectively from home – in your yoga pants!

I am changing the world, one pair of yoga pants at a time. How? I am part of the ‘tracksuit economy’. I live on the …

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