41 and looking for work


Hi. My name is Maria and I’m a 41-year-old woman. Mother of four and, largely speaking, a stay-at-home mother for the past 14 years. I’ve peppered those 14 years with bouts of contract work but I haven’t worked in full time job since March 2001. With my youngest having started…

Tracey Spicer: On life and motherhood


Tracey Spicer is a household name in Australia, best known for being a veteran journalist and TV presenter. More importantly, she is also a mum and a very strong advocate for women’s rights. Here, Her Collective asks Tracey how she juggles motherhood and why she said cock a lot on…

Coping with school holidays as a WAHM


If you’re a work at home mum, chances are you’re the default parent when it comes to managing school holidays. My husband, who works an hour and a half away from home, never thinks twice about them. Me? As the end of term approaches I’m already planning how I’m going…