Tips for working mothers to get time for themselves in a year without business travel
Lately I’ve found myself wistfully reminiscing with other professional mothers about business travel. Remember how, in the “olden days” before March 2020, travel was often a part of work?
Why you need me-time and how to get it
Mothers juggle many roles and some struggle with the feeling that prioritising ‘me-time’ is selfish.
How to approach an interview when you know you’ll need job flexibility
One of the few benefits that arose from COVID-19 is the rise in job flexibility across the board. The rapid shift to remote working proved to many employers that their business could still operate with a remote workforce. In fact, 67 per cent of remote workers in Australia reported a boost in productivity. Despite this …
How to recognise and overcome mum guilt
If you’re a parent, you’ve likely fallen victim to an unnerving sense of inferiority, also known as ‘mum guilt’. The feeling of thinking you should be doing more for your child or raising them on vegan diets, like you see on Instagram. Valid or not, the reality of being a working parent means that a …
Co-parenting: what it really means and how to do it right
Australian divorce rates are the lowest they’ve been since the 1970s and the trend is continuing downwards. However, with 47 per cent of divorces involving children under 18 years of age, the concept of co-parenting with an ex-partner has become more widespread. Although the process of divorce can be stressful and deeply upsetting, it’s not usually the divorce or separation itself that harms your children. They’re more likely …
Five ways to start practicing mindfulness if you’ve never done it before
Life throws many curveballs, and while we can’t always fully control how we initially feel in situations, we do have the power to choose how to react.
How to minimise the messiness of a co-parenting agreement
By Elias Tabchouri, principal lawyer at Macquarie Lawyers If you’ve recently split with your partner or spouse and you want to raise your children collectively and cooperatively, a co-parenting agreement can help.
Recently our group reviewed a book by Nir Eyal, Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life. It highlighted the many distractions in our lives, such as smartphones, web browsers, messaging apps, meetings, shopping sites and the myriad of social media platforms. According to a recent survey conducted by Rise, 52 per cent of …
How meditation and mindfulness can change your outlook
When it seems like everyone needs something from us at home, at work, and in our friendships, it can be easy to get caught up in others’ needs and forget about our own health and wellbeing, and, in particular, our mental health. We often just try to carry on, ignoring our own needs. We don’t need …
Making the most of the Easter holidays with your kids
Since most of us are currently staying indoors, this Easter holiday period is going to look very different for a lot of families, especially when some of the services and activities we’d normally rely on aren’t available. On the plus side, we now have ample opportunity to spend some much-needed quality time with our kids …
How to work at home with your partner without wanting a divorce
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed our daily lives significantly. From self-isolation and social distancing to wondering if our jobs are secure, it seems like COVID-19 is all anyone can think or talk about. While most businesses are still open, those who can work from home are being encouraged to do so to help limit …
How to focus when it’s hard to stay focused
It’s rare that a single news story holds the attention of people in every country globally at the same moment. Sometimes the Olympics catches the collective eye. So does a royal wedding and news of a disaster. Right now, undeniably, COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, has the world riveted.