For many people, returning to work after parental leave normally means settling your baby into a new child care routine and heading back into an office to work alongside a team. The impact of Covid-19 has left parents with limited child care options and returning to work now means working from home, indefinitely for now.  If…

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Sleeping & Settling Podcast with Karitane’s Sharlene Vlahos Getting our new babies into a good sleep routine can be stressful enough, but it becomes vital when it’s time to return to work. With the average return to work in Australia being within your baby’s first year, often, and understandably, many babies are still not sleeping…

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Last month Parents At Work launched APLEN – the Advancing Parental Leave Equality Network – in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden, the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), and a number of major corporates, researchers and industry experts. APLEN is the new parental leave equality network that will continue the conversation about creating more gender equal workplaces…

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January brings relaxing times and quieter days for some but not all. For parents of young kids and babies, the family tempo may have reduced marginally from manic sprint to marathon jog. But it’s unlikely your ‘holiday’ was filled with breezy afternoons napping, swimming, and relaxing  unencumbered by the ties of responsibility. You had kids…

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  Are you struggling with job hunting? Perhaps you’re returning to the workforce after parental leave, or simply searching for that dream job that suits you? Satisfying the skills and experience needed for the job, building that stand-out resume, and nailing your interview can feel like an impossible mountain hike. We provide 10 applicable tips…

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These days, working while raising children is increasingly common. According to the ABS Survey of Employment Arrangements, Retirement and Superannuation, 62% of coupled parents work, while 60% of single parents work. What’s more, 90% of dads with children under 15 are employed, meaning the vast majority of Australian fathers are juggling work and parenting commitments…

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