The split between

Do you ever feel split between home life and work life?   When couples have children, they have to move very quickly from ‘Hey, we made a person!’ to ‘Holy $%@* this is full-on, we’ve got to make this work!’ More often than not, it’s the female who will sacrifice her work-life in order to manage […]

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Meet Upswing member Lucy Chesteron

Meet Upswing member Lucy Chesteron Lucy joined Upswing approximately 4 months ago. She is one of the brightest, happiest and busiest people I’ve ever met! She brings such exuberance and energy to everything she takes on. She is an extremely talented editor and writer who spends her hours at Upswing sessions smashing out content for hew […]

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Business battles with the other half

When starting my first business (six-years ago) there was one thing I didn’t expect and that was how my relationship with my husband would change. All of a sudden he started to assume things. Like how he thought I would have time to chuck some of his washing in the machine, or nip up to […]

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Hang in There

Did you read The Australian Financial Review article this week – Can Women and Men Have it All? It’s a story about accounting giant KPMG Australia’s market leading practices when it comes to mothers’ (and fathers’) workplace flexibility. In it, the journalist, Rachel Nickless, writes: “… Some of the best career advice I’ve been given […]

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Discovering the power of fun

Eight months ago I started my Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. It started out as a way for me to learn more about the types of childcare solutions available to working parents but it has become so much more. As my understanding of developmental needs of children at specific ages grows, I am more […]

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