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Back to Work

I won’t give up my day job

Baby in bike helmet with mum

I went back to work and it felt good. So this is my first week back to work, albeit part-time and it was great. After 13 months maternity leave the time had come to get back into it. With family daycare booked, drop offs allocated, we made it through. We ...

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Don’t Give Up Your Day Job Mum

Don't give up your day job mum

Sometimes you don’t love your job, not even as a friend, but it’s close to home, the hours suit you and you have the kids to think about. It’s often better the devil you know. The time involved to look for a job, and the stress involved to move jobs ...

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Working to pay for care

Hard Hat and Baby

It’s no surprise that childcare is one of the biggest expenses if you or your partner return to work. Sometimes it does make you think that the only cost saving in returning to work is electricity and loo paper if you weren’t at home. In capital cities the cost of ...

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When I win the lotto I’ll….

Lottery balls

When I win the lotto I’ll… Why does it take a win on the lotto or to make a major lifestyle decision or change? Ever had that discussion with your partner…”if we won the lotto we would definitely (insert goal/dream/wish)…..” or have you ever had friends faced with health problems ...

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Expressing Yourself at Work

Mother and Baby breastfeeding

Working on the new breastfeeding fact sheet I was thinking back to my own experience when I went back to work part time when my son was 6 months old. I was quite unprepared for my return to work. I wanted to try and stick to the World Health Organisation’s ...

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Can you have your cake and eat it?

Child Eating Cake

I’ve heard you can have your cake and eat it. I tried it; work, husband, children, teaching yoga, catching up with friends, light cleaning duties and volunteering…..hmmm. Sometimes I feel I have super human powers to achieve all. Then I fall of the cliff into back to back infections, bouncing ...

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