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Career Choices

Have you just started a family and thinking of a career change? Maybe you are on maternity leave, and ready to work again? Or perhaps you are working, and simply want to do something else will give you more time to spend with your children.

Whatever your circumstances, you are not alone. We believe it is possible to work flexibly, earn an income and do work you enjoy. Our goal is to give parents like you more choices – options on the type of work, where you work, and how you work that will give you flexibility to spend with your children.  On these pages are stories of how different parents have made it work for their family.

Do you have a story like this and want to share and inspire other parents? Have a chat to us.


A Second Career: Direct Selling

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Queensland mum starts direct selling business to work flexibly around her children

Meet Suzanne Aron, an Arbonne Independent Consultant & Regional Vice President. She talks about work, family, and children. After starting a family, striving to "have it all" just felt like just being busy! Direct Selling was the unexpected answer, and now she loves her second career....read more


Build a Business By 'Learning Through Play'

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Run your own toy parties

Meet Tash Kritter, Director of Little Wooden Toybox and a mother of 2 (8 and 6 years old). Tash built her business by teaching mothers about the important of learning through play and helping children become successful lifelong learners. Her team of mums in turn shares this with other mothers through toy parties using their range of brightly coloured wooden toys...read more


Helping Mums Start their own Fashion Boutique

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Alison Henry, helping WAHM, giving mums the opportunity to start their own business and work from home

Meet single mum, Alison Henry, and read about her story of how she started her baby shoes business and then expand and created Beyond Beautiful, helping mums start their own fashion boutique so that they can work and look after their kids....read more 


Elise Easdown: Business Success by offering Flexibility to Mums Working From Home

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Business Success by employing mums working from home

To kickstart the year, we interview Elise Easdown, Managing Director of our sister site, What's on 4 Australia.  A wonderful friend and an inspiration to working mums, Elise has grown her wildly successful business by employing talented mums who work from home. She chats to us about her plans and their popular 2016 What's On 4 Junior Awards read more


Becky Hughes Takes Us Behind the Scenes at Baby Sensory

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Becky Hughes: running a flexible franchise

We chat to Becky Hughes, Director and Founder of Baby Sensory Australia and New Zealand as she takes us behind the scenes.  Read about the research and preparation that underpin the Baby Sensory Programme and first hand advice for mums considering buying a franchise business...read more


Nina Rosace on Being Organised

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Nina Rosace talks about Homesorted and how that gives her balance between work and family life

Meet Nina Rosace:  Author, Company Director and now Franchisor of Home Sorted! Recognising her natural skill and love for organisation, Nina started Home Sorted in 2002 with an interactive DIY book. Its popularity prompted her to offer a professional home organsing service helping hundreds of time-poor families across Melbourne. This year, Home Sorted launched their Home Sorted! Franchise business Australia wide..read more


Sandra Bennett on Why She Started Boogie Roos

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We chat to Sandra Bennett, founder of Boogie Roos, about why she started this lively, interactive musical and movement activity group. Sandra talks about her journey from the UK to Australia and her change of career to work in the children's industry. She runs Boogie Roos from home, integrating business and family life with her husband, two amazing daughters and their 2 fluffy dogs...read more


Annabel Karmel on Mumpreneur

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After building her business empire from scratch at her kitchen table with three children in tow, Annabel is proof-positive that anything is possible. For over two decades, she has blazed her way through business challenges whilst juggling family life to make it as a leading name in the children’s food industry.

Having made it as a modern day ‘mumpreneur’, Annabel Karmel is now urging other mothers to become their own boss. “Shattering the glass ceiling with a changing bag in tow is no longer limited to the realms of fantasy”, says Annabel.

“Having children doesn’t mean a full stop at the end of your CV, so I’ve joined forces with some of the leading names in business, from Chrissie Rucker of The White Company to Shelley Barrett of ModeCo Cosmetics to equip mums with the practical skills and advice to follow their start-up dreams” says Annabel.

Annabel’s new book “Mumpreneur” is out in Australia now, and we caught up with Annabel to find out more about her rise to start-up success... read more


Run a flexible, high-energy business that helps new mums workout with their baby

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Run your own flexible franchise: Kangatraining

Read how Sarah Tarrant, Owner and Country Leader for Kangatraining Australia discovered the Kangatraining program on a family visit to Austria. It’s a program for new mums to quite literally, wear their baby, while they workout. When she realized that there is nothing like it in Australia, she jumped at the chance...read more


Create beautiful gifts & artwork from home

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Flexible business working from home: Susana Hands from Created By Hands

Read how Susana Hands, the Owner and Founder of Created By Hands, used her experience as a franchisee to start her own venture, creating beautiful artworks out of personal images and photographs. A year later, Created By Hands started franchising and now have 2 franchisees in NSW with another coming onboard in Perth as they expand across Australia....read more


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