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Parents in the Know Podcast Episode 32 – Interview Special with Nicole Ashby

Parents in the Know Podcast

Interview Special with Nicole Ashby

This is the 32nd  episode of my podcast for parents and families who want to be in the know about major parenting concerns and issues. Today we have another great episode from our interview series. An interview with Nicole Ashby, founder of FIFO families is the topic under discussion today.

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See the show notes and great resource links below. Please leave a comment here or email Emily M Morgan at writetoemhere@gmail.com if you’d like a topic discussed on the podcast, or if you have something to say about the content on this podcast. I can’t wait to hear from you!


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Show Notes

Today on Parents in the Know, we have another great episode from our interview series. Today I’m looking forward to introducing you to Nicole Ashby, founder of FIFO Families, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of FIFO (that’s Fly-In, Fly-Out) families across Australia.

When her husband took a fly in, fly out job in 2008 on an off shore oilrig, having a month at home and a month away, Nicole faced enormous stress and isolation raising three young kids on her own for a month at a time. In 2010, tapping into her social welfare and teaching skills, the mum of three founded FIFO Families, hoping that no other FIFO partner would ever feel alone.

From a small gathering in Perth she is now working with families, companies and the government, to ensure that the FIFO lifestyle is a rewarding and positive experience for all. Through social media and community support groups, Nicole is assisting to support and educate some 16,000 workers, couples and families in Australia and New Zealand.

FIFO families can include workers in mining, construction, oil and gas, pilots, defense force, truck drivers and fishermen. If one parent lives away for prolonged periods, then they are part of a FIFO family.

If you’re a member of a FIFO family or considering that lifestyle, don’t forget to check out Nicole’s great website, at www.fifofamilies.com.au, or find them on Facebook at FIFO Families. They offer lots of great resources for families who live this unique lifestyle.

If you want to leave a comment or ask a question about this episode, please go to www.parentresourcecentre.com. You can also access there the  full transcripts and resource links to each episode of this podcast, as well as plenty more articles, interviews, printable resources and more.

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