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.
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.
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.
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.
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.