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Doing it themselves: Helen, the Babes Project

Tell us about the Babes Project! Pregnancy and parenting can be terrifying, painful, tearful and overwhelming – and especially for women facing domestic violence, homelessness, health issues, unemployment and family breakdown. Our not-for- profit crisis pregnancy support service The Babes Project (‘Babes’ for short) helps pregnant women to tackle the many challenges, and empowers new… Continue reading Doing it themselves: Helen, the Babes Project

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How it took me 43 years to learn that I matter

When I was young (in my low 20’s) and had two young babies, I imagined that when my children were young adults, I would have it all together. I wouldn’t struggle with those things I was worrying about then. I would be solid, secure and confident. I would be like those 40 and 50 year… Continue reading How it took me 43 years to learn that I matter

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There’s a reason they call it labour: My childbirth story

When I was about 12 years old, I was chatting with my Mum on our morning drive to school. Me being insatiably curious, I was asking her about childbirth. I don’t remember exactly what I asked her, but I will always remember her response. Looking towards the traffic lights, she said: “Some women say that… Continue reading There’s a reason they call it labour: My childbirth story

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Aren’t I made for this?: How I learnt that Motherhood doesn’t always come naturally

When I was a little girl, I had certain and very clear ideas on what my life would be like when I grew up. An organised little soul, I even planned the timescales in which they would take place. Happily married by 23, first baby at 25 and then as soon as my two children… Continue reading Aren’t I made for this?: How I learnt that Motherhood doesn’t always come naturally

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On becoming a Mum and Losing a Mum

I have always been driven. I was that kid that had the mantra of ‘Dream, Believe, Create, Succeed’ on my bedroom wall. I set goals and then smash them. I was the Primary School Captain, School Sports Captain, SRC President, Netball Captain – you get the drift! My life goal is to ‘travel more countries… Continue reading On becoming a Mum and Losing a Mum

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What it’s like being a female breadwinner: Life as the 4%

Among Australian two-parent families, only 4% of dads look after their children full time.* Surprising? Well, my  family of four has operated under this minority statistic, with me as the breadwinner, for over a year now. This is how it happened. Mid last year, I took the opportunity to take on my own business, moving from… Continue reading What it’s like being a female breadwinner: Life as the 4%