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Surviving the cold and flu season for working parents

How to survive cold and flu season this winter

Hello, winter! Cold and flu season is upon us and chances are at least one family member will catch the latest bug doing the rounds …

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Why childcare costs should sit with both parents

Why childcare costs should sit with both parents

Here’s one that just doesn’t add up: why childcare costs often don’t sit with both working parents in couple families. 

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Hands off my bump: Some workplace etiquette please!

When I was expecting my first child, it took me a while to adjust to that feeling of my body no longer being truly my …

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What you need to know about having an au pair

Things you should know about having an au pair

Childcare support, particularly the live-in kind (think au pair or nanny), can dramatically help working parents to coordinate kids, school drop-offs and pick-ups, and family …

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What does your inbox say about you? A peek into Jodi Geddes's email habits

What does your inbox say about you? A peek into Jodi Geddes’s email habits

Are you the type of person that feels completely overwhelmed when your inbox sits above 100 unread emails, or are you the type that couldn’t …

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Why you shouldn’t take parental leave from volunteering

Why you shouldn’t take parental leave from volunteering

At Circle In we talk a lot about our different journeys through pregnancy, parental leave and returning to paid work. We all understand the challenges …

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Get out the door and to work on time with kids in tow

Get out the door and to work on time with kids in tow

So, how do you start your day on the right foot and get out the door and to work on time with kids in tow? …

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Time for men to take swifter action on gender equality

Time for men to take swifter action on gender equality

I have been reflecting on the ways that working dads can show their support for gender equality throughout the year, and I want to see …

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10 tips to ease the transition back to work and build resilience

10 tips to ease the transition back to work and build resilience

One of the hardest transition points in a parent’s life is the moment you return back to work after having a baby. In some ways …

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Goodbye commute: Alison Michalk and team choose where to work and when

Goodbye commute: Alison Michalk and team choose where to work and when

They say mothers have the entrepreneurial edge, and it’s plain to see why. So much is riding on it. Lifestyle, family, time with the kids, …

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Top 10 best ever tips for a trouble-free return to work

Top 10 best ever tips for a trouble-free return to work

Working parents, we salute you! Having kids has made you more efficient in the home, and now that you’re just back at work you’re taking …

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10 reasons why you should slow down this Easter

10 reasons why you should slow down this Easter

I read a long time ago that we need to slow down to go faster. When we slow down, we can actually get more done. …

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Circle In inspired me to ask for flexibility after baby #number2 … and I got it

Circle In inspired me to ask for flexibility after baby #number2 … and I got it

We just love hearing from our fabulous members and feel extremely proud when you reach out to share how Circle In inspires you every day. …

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Khara Williams on letting go of mother’s guilt

Khara Williams on letting go of mother’s guilt

Mother’s guilt carries a lot of weight in today’s society, there’s no denying it. And despite—or perhaps because of—this, as a mother of two gorgeous …

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Our number one tip: Complete your parental leave plan

One question we are often asked is: how do I document everything for my manager? Welcome to your parental leave plan.

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Jodi and Kate talk career and Me Time in their latest Facebook live

Jodi and Kate talk career and Me Time in their latest Facebook live

For Jodi Geddes and Kate Pollard, Co-founders of Circle In, Me Time is unfortunately the one thing that they, the Circle In team and no …

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BeingDads founder makes the mid-week dash home for bath and bedtime actually work

BeingDads founder makes the mid-week dash home for bedtime actually work

The mid-week dash home for bath and bedtime is one working parents know only too well. I ran it for years, and still do because …

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Check in and connect with a friend who's struggling

Check in, connect with a struggling friend

Have you noticed a friend, partner or colleague who might be struggling? Check in with her and connect by encouraging meaningful conversation to let her …

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