Being a Stepparent

‘Being a parent is the hardest job in the world, but being a stepparent throws in a whole new set of challenges.’ Taking on the responsibilities of a stepparent and adopting the traditional role of mother or father can often be a difficult experience. The primary challenge for a stepparent is to develop your own…

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School Holiday planning for parents

With the school holidays fast approaching, we’d like to share this short article for working parents and carers from our partners at Working Parents Connect.   The school holidays were daunting enough for working parents pre-COVID, however now that most of us are still working from home in some capacity, it pays to be even…

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School holidays can often be approached with trepidation by working parents mostly because as we know accounting for 12 weeks holidays when you only get 4 weeks leave per year means there’s often a juggle to find care and/or activities to help the kids have a fun and healthy break. So how do you do…

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A recent survey of over 1,000 pregnant women tells us that over 80% of women are feeling anxious right now about giving birth during COVID-19 and over 40% are changing their birthing plans. The realisation that the majority of labour will happen at home, without a support team, and the lack of incentive to visit…

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Resources for Parents NSW Health’s Got It! Program has released helpful guides for parents who are now transitioning children back to school- based learning. Although produced by NSW Health, the guide is relevant for parents in all states and territories across Australia. The guide explains that children have experienced big changes recently and may find…

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Parents At Work recognise that the Covid-19 pandemic may be causing unease for parents-to-be and new parents. As strong advocates for ‘sharing the care’, we believe this is even more pertinent in these challenging times. Richard Fletcher from SMS4dads has written an open letter for new fathers at this time. Dr Vijay Roach, President of…

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How Fatherhood Impacts Your Career – Podcast Alex Laguna, Founder of Better Dads There’s much said and discussed about new mums and their return to work after having children, but sometimes dads can be a little forgotten. Many dads feel pressure to return to work after a couple of weeks off (if that) after their…

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