Working Mums and Their Stories

Working Mums

Praise for Working Mums

"Working Mums is a must-read for every mother. Filled with inspirational stories of amazing women who share the reality of the beauty and challenges of combining motherhood and work."
Peace Mitchell, AusMumpreneur and The Women's Business School

‘Real mums sharing very real stories – warts and all – about the career upheaval becoming a mum often brings. With laugh-out-loud moments, these mums are inspiring, helpful and completely authentic. If you are a working mum or about to become one, this is your go-to book!’
Debbie Hatswell, founder of Story Mama and Board Member, Children's Book Council of Australia

‘If there's one conversation we need to be having more, it's the one about the complexities of being a working mother in Australia right now. It's not a job for the faint-hearted, but as the stories in your book attest, it's well worth the effort. There has to be a way to make it work and I really believe that sharing stories like these will help get us there.’
Lucy Kippist, Parenting Editor,

‘My journey’s been about loving what I do, having a purpose and feeling that I’m making a difference. The stories in Working Mums truly echo that sentiment’
Carolyn Creswell – Mum of four, Founder of international business Carman’s Kitchen and Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year

Working Mums: Stories by real women on how they manage children, work and life

Compiled by two Australian mums to help support other parents, Working Mums: Stories by real women on how they manage children, work and life is a collection of empowering stories from Australian mothers. The book’s primary aim is to help working mums feel less alone in their challenges to juggle work, children and daily life. Readers might also be inspired to try new careers.

Contributors to Working Mums include:

  • Missy Higgins, singer and songwriter
  • George McEncroe, founder of Australia’s first all-female rideshare  Shebah, radio host and comedian
  • Annie Nolan, social commentator, author of the popular ‘Uncanny Annie’ blog, and wife of AFL Western Bulldogs premiership player Liam Picken
  • Alisa Camplin, Winter Olympic champion
  • Simone McLaughlin, founder of Jobs Shared
  • Ella Haddad, Labor Candidate in Hobart
  • Kristy Vallely, founder of the immensely popular ‘The Imperfect Mum’ online community
  • Chloe Chant, early childhood educator whose letter to a senator went viral
  • Carly and Alee, QLD same-sex IVF couple