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How to manage your kids’ sick days when you work

As a working parent, you have probably experienced that sinking feeling of waking up to a coughing or feverish child on a morning you can’t possibly miss work. 

 

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Me-time as a working parent: luxury or necessity?

As a working parent it can often feel like you’re being pulled in a million different directions. From packing lunchboxes to drop offs, then straight into meetings and conference calls, there’s rarely much time left just for you.

 

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Managing nutrition when schedules seem overwhelming

You are what you eat but, if you are a full-time woman, nutrition has potentially dropped quite far down your priority list. But what if everything else on your list became easier, and some items could even disappear because you prioritise your nutrition strategically?

 

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Work life balance: does it exist?

The number of mums returning to work after having children has grown steadily over the past two decades. The percentage of Australian parent couples with children under 18 where both parents work has risen from 53 per cent in 1996 to 61 per cent in 2016.[1]

 

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How to network and attend after-work functions when you have a family

When you’re juggling work and parenthood, life is all about logistics and, often, strict routines.

 

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Sleep and stress: the Achilles heel for the FTW

You know that you need to sleep more, but you also know that the to-do list is not going to complete itself. As a full-time worker and mother, the list of responsibilities is formidable and relentless.

 

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Easing the back-to-school transition

For lots of parents, sending the kids back to school or childcare can be a relief. Getting back into regular routines after the disruption of the holidays means parents no longer have to entertain bored kids or figure out alternative vacation care arrangements while the children are on holidays.

 

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How working parents can manage school holidays

Few things strike fear into the hearts of working parents like the spectre of school holidays. Unless you’re lucky enough to work from home and set your own hours, school holidays can completely disrupt your carefully-ordered routine.

 

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Stop the guilt: kids with working parents experience significant benefits

Working parents know the guilt that comes with missing out on events at school, working too late to put the kids to bed, or not being able to pick their children up in the afternoons.

 

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Understanding how to approach your employer about flexible work

As a working parent, there will be times when your work commitments and your family commitments clash. It’s inevitable. Sometimes it’s a short-term situation and other times it’s an ongoing requirement.

 

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Are you suffering from imposter syndrome?

Do you have this constant feeling in the back of your mind that you’re fluking your way through your personal and professional life? Or that one day someone will find out you’re actually a fraud? This is called imposter syndrome and it’s very common.