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Working Mums

Danielle Ross Walls & Louise Correcha

Stories by mums on how they manage children, work and life

Working Mums is a collection of empowering stories that will make working mums everywhere laugh in sympathy and nod in recognition.
The stories are from Australian mums doing a range of work in addition to raising their children, including working full-time, part-time or freelance, studying, or running their own businesses. The stories are different yet in many ways universal – not unlike the journey of parenting itself.
The book’s primary aim is to help working mums feel less alone in their challenges. In fact, as the stories show, sometimes it is those very challenges that lead to unexpectedly amazing opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Contributors include:
• Missy Higgins, singer-songwriter, musician, actor and activist
• Alisa Camplin, former world champion aerial skier and Olympic gold medallist
• George McEncroe, founder of Australia’s first all-female rideshare service Shebah
• Annie Nolan (Uncanny Annie), equality activist and social commentator
• Chloe Chant, early childhood educator whose letter to a senator went viral
• Kristy Vallely, founder of The Imperfect Mum online community
• Simone McLaughlin, founder of Jobs Shared
• Carly Naughton & Alee Fogarty, marriage equality advocates, blogger and tattoo artist
and many more, from fields including health, academia, beauty, politics and small business.

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‘Real mums sharing very real stories – warts and all – about the career upheaval becoming a mum often brings. 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…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


About the Authors

Danielle Ross Walls

Danielle Ross Walls is mum to two energetic and beautiful boys. In 2015, she created and directed the first careers expo for working mothers in Melbourne, the Career Ideas for Mums Expo. Danielle also loves freelance travel writing with an aim to get people, especially children, engaged in nature, history and conservation.


Louise Correcha

Louise Correcha is mum to a lively young daughter. She co-founded the language and writing businesses Red English and Hummingbird Writing. A former teacher, Louise now edits, writes and consults on written communication strategies for a range of technical, corporate and not-for-profit clients.




Interview and book review highlights

Weekend Breakfast TV national - ABC Television 

ABC podcast - with Penny Johnston

ABC radio - individual interviews - Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Brisbane, Perth 

Tas Writers

TasWeekend - The Mercury 

Herald Sun and Daily Telegraph 

The Age

Williamstown Literary Festival


Kinderling radio

Independent Schools Victoria

The Big Issue

WarCry Magazine



book signing



Working Mums:Stories by mums on how they manage children, work and life by Danielle Ross Walls & Louise Correcha
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ISBN: 978-1-922409-11-9
Format: Paperback 216mm x 140mm
Extent: 240 pages
RRP: $24.95
Publisher: Vivid Publishing
Category: Parenting / Career
Distribution: Contact Vivid