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PhDs and parenting: A good match?

Dr Inger Mewburn dipped her toe into the postgraduate world when her son Brendan was just eight months old and by the time she had her doctorate he had celebrated his eighth birthday. He had no memory…

Housework: Who’s got it tougher?

Young Aussie blokes are pitching in with the housework to such an extent some feel cheated they are doing the lion’s share. Despite the Australian Bureau of Statistics Gender Indicators report r…

Being Mr Mum: A cautionary tale

It sounds like a dream for any full-time working mother. You forge ahead with your rewarding career without the worries of childcare, missing meetings or deadlines to look after sick kids or to be the…

How my divorce transformed my career

The latest news coming from my world is that I am divorced. Outed by an article in the Sunday Telegraph’s Body+Soul, I have unintentionally opened a can of worms where women (and men) from all a…

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