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Flexible working arrangements generally improve productivity

In her book Thrive, Arianna Huffington recalls a story from Facebook’s COO, Sheryl Sandberg, about how much more productive she became because, after she had kids, she started to consider where she was investing her time: “I found that once I had kids, I was not just working less, I was more productive.

 

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Creating a balance in the division of labour

A lot of mothers feel like they do the lion’s share of housework, even when they’re working full time. And according to a report by Diversity Council Australia, that’s because they do.

 

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Do schools consider working parents?

While most school administrators are undoubtedly aware that many parents work, the plight of working parents seems to be rarely, if ever, considered when planning school events.

 

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Why attitude is everything

It can be a fine line for any full-time woman between having work, life, and self under control versus watching things slide into unmitigated chaos. When things do slide out of our grasp, it can be tempting to let our attitude slide too.

 

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How to navigate the challenge of leaving children at home alone

The number of working parents is on the rise which often means that many parents are considering leaving their children at home alone at some point.

 

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Five signs of professional burnout and what to do about it

Professional burnout. We talk about, we read about it, we wonder if we have it and we caution friends and family to be mindful of it. Yet many women don’t fully understand the signs of professional burnout, and what to do to guard against it.

 

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The work and school hours juggle

Although it can seem challenging to manage work and childcare when your children are little, the problems only becomes more complex once they start school.

 

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How to plan for a comeback after a career gap

There are lots of reasons that people have a career gap. Sometimes it’s because of illness, being made redundant, being a carer of a partner or elderly family members or children, or sometimes for an extended period of travel.

 

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Why men should consider flexible work

According to recent ABS statistics, one in 20 Australian dads are now taking the primary parental leave. The days of men being breadwinners and women being homemakers are long gone and, consequently, the role of men in the family has changed dramatically too.

 

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How to motivate your children to do sport and fit it into your busy schedule

We all know how important sport is for children. Not only is it integral for their health, they also learn important life skills such as teamwork and sportsmanship.

 

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Transitioning back to work after having a baby

Returning to work after having a baby generally comes with a range of conflicting emotions. While some new mums are excited to return to work, others may dread it. Regardless of your motivation or the amount of support you receive, the transition often comes with a side of guilt.

 

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Preparing for maternity leave

For many women, being pregnant is exciting and a time to cherish. However, it can also be stressful because the list of things to organise can seem never-ending, from arranging the baby’s room and buying loads of baby gear to updating your wills and insurance.