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MARIE BEAN

Start a business on a shoestring

How do you start a business with pretty much nothing?

Breastmilk soap

Convinced of breast milk's healing powers, one mother has been using this so-called "liquid gold" to make organic soap.

Are you jealous of your child's carer?

Of course we want our children to form bonds with other carers. But what happens when these bonds can cause feelings of guilt and jealousy?

How flexible hours really work

Kiran is two weeks into her new job - here's what she thinks so far about the work/home juggle.

Pursue your part-time passions

Playing with our passions can better our everyday lives: here are five reasons why.

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Becoming a working mum

I'm only in my first week back at work and I've realised how important it is to be organised.

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Work barriers after kids

Just how easy is it for women who have opted out of the workforce to opt back in?

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Returning to work

Next week, after a long break from working in an office, Kiran will return to work.

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One word to change your life

If you struggle with information overload and find it hard to focus, this word could change everything.

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Glitz and glamour to DPB

I went from being a professional dancer to a solo mum on the DPB.

WORKING MUM

Home vs work

Who knew marriage and parenting could be harder work than, well, work?

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Can habits be positive?

I decided I'd try to change. I set out to do things differently over the course of a week.

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Unfinished business

The great battles of feminism may be over, but women still have plenty to fight for in the quest for equality.

Abby Wilder

Dream comes true for author

If working part time and raising two children wasn't enough, Abby Wilder has self-published her debut novel.

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Making your work day healthier

It's time to get serious about breaking up the long bouts of uninterrupted sitting.

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Leaving bub at 4 weeks old

I feel I have already missed out on the first part of my son's life by working.

Tumara Hall

Mum was 'paying to work'

New mum Tumara Hall ended up $130-$200 worse off a week when she went back to work.

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The business of blogging

Blogs with enough web traffic and the right subject matter have the potential to generate income.

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The other woman

Three successful New Zealand women explain what female mentorship means to them.

Shanon Simpson

Shannon shares with Anne's Angels

Shannon Simpson set up Anne's Angels to provide care packages for parents with children in hospital.

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