News, by Annabel Hall,

Working Mum – Shelley Salzke

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Shelley describes life as a working mum as “busy but fulfilling!”...READ ON

Shelley Salzke is a primary teacher and the mother of two beautiful, six-year-old twin girls, Rebecca and Amy. Shelley and I are neighbours but despite living next door to one another, we only met when I commenced maternity leave. Both working women, our weekly schedules were jam packed and unfortunately our paths never crossed until this time. In between travelling back and forth to the hospital to care for my little man (who was born at 33 weeks), Shelley introduced herself over the fence. From this moment, we learnt that we shared an instant common ground, we had both given birth to premature babies. Shelley’s journey was another level deeper than ours, her girls arrived at 27 weeks. When they were born they were the size of your hand. Fighters from the beginning, they beat all the odds and came home after three months. They are Shelley and Jody’s little miracles....READ ON

News, by Annabel Hall,

The Working from Home Mum Juggle – Multi-tasking to the next level!

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I’m in the office at my 3yr old’s kinder. I’m sitting on the “special chair”. Thomas’s kinder teacher brought in from home, a five-star camping chair which he now knows as my special work chair. I wasn’t able to leave again this morning but I was able retreat to my “special chair” to do my work. Not any chair, only my “special chair”. Last class I sat on the special chair, with my laptop on my knee in the foyer....READ ON