Storytelling working parents style

Join parents from diverse backgrounds as they share their juggle strategies in celebration of National Families Week.


National Families Week (15th - 21st May) is an opportunity to not only celebrate the people in our lives we call family, but to reflect upon the importance of family as a foundation of our development through life.


As working parents and carers, family is never far from our mind. Be it the daily drop off and pick up from school or day-care, juggling medical appointments for elder family members, or assisting a team member through a crisis, there is always something to attend to, and although it is often referred to as the ‘juggle’, family can be a source of much joy in our lives.

With this joy in mind, we thought we’d take the opportunity to share some of the fabulous stories we have collected over the years from working parents and carers talking about their experience of balancing work and family.


Through this collection of inspiring interviews and stories it’s clear that there really is no formula for today’s modern family, but there’s certainly a whole lot to love.


A Tale of Two Dads

In this short video hear from Andrew Scerri and Pete Rhodes as they share their experience of taking parental leave and how this supported the bonding process with their children amongst many other benefits.



The Reality of Sole Parenting as a Single Dad

Hear from single father and author of ‘Who Knew’ Michael Ray, as he shares life as a single working dad with his daughter Charlie. This is an intimate and honest sharing from Michael on surrender, trust, love and more…



Thomas Docking: The extraordinary ordinary dad you all want to meet

A fun and light-hearted sharing from Founder of Dads Group, Thomas Docking. In this interview Thomas shares what it’s like to run a business full-time from home with 3 children in tow.



How Sarah and Peter ‘Shared the Care’ and Parental Leave

In this podcast, hear from Sarah Maxwell, People and Performance Director at Solotel, on how she’s feeling in the lead up to her parental leave, and how her and her partner Peter, are planning to ‘share the care’.



Up Close and Personal with Ashley Scott of Rainbow Families

Rainbow father Ashley Scott shares his experience as a working father in a same sex marriage. Ashley touches on how his own family came about and where some rainbow families still experience discrimination in the home and workplace.



Carer of Many: An Interview with Working Mum of 7 Sharon Gavioli

Listen to the inspiring story of one ‘burnt-out to thriving’ carer. In this podcast, mother of 7 Sharon Gavioli shares how she turned her caring journey around from one that was draining her physically and mentally to being one that is enriching and more productive than ever.



To listen to more inspiring stories visit the Family Friendly Workplaces podcast series here