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How to balance motherhood and business

Research which surveyed 1900 entrepreneurs, reveals that women who own their own businesses face many added challenges in balancing the roles of being both a parent and a businesswoman, putting in 50+ hours of childcare each week on top of their jobs.

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A focus on family life in Australia: 2019

Our second national survey of Aussie family life - First Five Years Snapshot of Australian Families - has confirmed that despite the rise of mobile devices it is television which is still occupying children’s screen time rather than phones or tablets.

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Should you give children pocket money?

A 2018 Financial Planning Association report found two out of three children between four and eight receive pocket money. But when parents of under-fives talk to friends about pocket money, they often seek help on when to start and how much to give.

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Parental leave: Tips on returning to work

For first-time parents, heading off on parental leave requires a leap into uncharted territory. But the return back to work is another transition that isn’t always smooth sailing. When heading back from parental leave, what should you consider?

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Working mums: Your children will be happy

Employed mothers can relax. Harvard Business School research suggests that the children of working mothers are just as happy in adulthood as the children of stay-at-home mums, and that their adult daughters are more likely to have higher earnings.

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New Child Care Package: info you need

Confused about the new Child Care Subsidy and how it will affect your family? We’ve compiled the most relevant and up-to-date information we could find to answer all of your questions, or point you in the right direction.

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Living with rising costs

Petrol, power, groceries- all those essentials are suddenly placing more of a burden on our household budgets than ever before. How do we manage to plan for rising costs when our wages aren't also rising? It is possible!

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Cost of raising a family

How much does it really cost to raise your family? According to research, the costs of raising children are rising much faster than our wages, which means setting a budget and being realistic about our spending is essential.

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