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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.