Parents suffering from back to school stress

Working parents endure high levels of stress when it comes to getting ready for their child's return to school, according to a recent study, but there is help available.

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Working single parents to suffer under new parenting payment

Petra Hilton is doing what the government would like thousands of other single parents to do. She balances raising her son, Tobias, with working 20 hours a week in administration for a food manufacturing company, while studying logistics to carve out a career path for herself within the firm.

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Justine Davies

Another dose of (undeserved) guilt

Justine Davies challenges the media reports today that are labelling working parents as guilty of not spending enough time with their children.

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Making time ... how to juggle work and a family.

Justine Davies

The relaxed mummy files: The work juggle

For those parents who have to deal with all of the other daily stresses, and work outside the home as well, there’s the extra work stress that gets added into the mix - and the fear that they aren't getting any dowtime just to play with their kids.

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A delicious meal in 15 minutes!

Work no barrier to cooking healthy meals

Working mums feeling guilty for not spending enough time cooking can rest easy. Research shows they are no less likely to provide healthy meals for their children.

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Working Mum with school-aged children

Holiday care is not a black and white issue for working mums

While holiday care is usually juggled by parents using a mix of relatives, friends and commercial programs, it is typically women who opt out of paid work or take lower-status, less-secure jobs to cover the eight-week gap between a worker's annual leave and 12 weeks of school holidays.

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