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How to Choose the Best Sunnies for Travelling: Kids & Adults
VisionDirectAU | 15 July 2017

When buying sunnies for travelling with we should focus on protecting our eyes from the effects of the sun's harmful UV and UVB rays more...
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How to keep online business activity safe and secure
PayPal | 20 September 2016

Whenever you take part in any online activity, you are potentially opening yourself up to a lot of risks. Hackers, unauthorised access, malware, more...
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What kids will love about a visit to Sydney
TFE hotels | 20 September 2016

Going on a family holiday to Sydney guarantees lots of fun for you, but you need to make sure that the kids will love it as well more...
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Preparing for a Child's Future as a Single Mum
Real Insurance | 16 July 2015

With Family Life Cover from Real Insurance you can choose the benefit amount that you want your children to receive more...
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Luxurious Mother's Day Gift Ideas
Everything But Flowers | 14 April 2015

Finding the perfect Mother's Day gift can be quite a daunting task. It's never easy for someone to determine what their mum would appreciate, no matter how good their relationship is. Luckily we have some solutions for you more...
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10 Dos and Don'ts for Encouraging Your Child to Read
Reading Eggs | 18 January 2015

Reading opens up a whole new world for children. It feeds their imagination and understanding of the world, gives them a better chance at succeeding in school, and invites them to learn just about anything else they want to! more...
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3 Things You Need To Know About Comprehensive Car Insurance
NRMA | 5 December 2014

No one likes to think about insurance – until the day they need it. A cheaper policy may save you a few dollars today, but it can cost you thousands in the long run more...
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How to Use the Equity in Your Home
Angelo Malizis | 25 November 2014

Gaining access to the equity you currently have tied up in your home, through refinancing your home loan, can be a great way to raise the money you need more...
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Kids Party Ideas for Creepy Critters
Drax4Kids | 25 October 2014

Kids' party ideas are all the rage, and Halloween and horror themes have been around for forever and a day. Here are some sure-fire ways to rustle up a few (harmless) scares for your little rascal's next birthday party more...
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5 Out of This World Movies for Kids
Foxtel Presto | 29 September 2014

Kids love space adventures. There's something about the vast openness of the great beyond and futuristic potential of lasers, rocket ships, aliens, and super technology that sparks the imagination in our youngsters. Here are five great kids movies that are out of this world more...
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Top reasons why using a credit card is great for your financial health
Sarah Jones | 2 May 2014

For single mums, balancing the books at the end of every month can be a stressful process. Luckily, many low-interest rate credit cards are available to help you keep your finances in great shape more...
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10 Tips to Help Make Homework Fun for Kids
Stuck on You | 20 March 2014

If you’re sick of having the homework argument with your children or would just like to help them enjoy the process a little more, read on for 10 tips you can take advantage of to help your kids have more fun with their after-school studies more...
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Adventures for the Little Ones in Christchurch
Expedia | 19 March 2014

Christchurch is one of the more family-friendly cities, with plenty of places for kids to play and explore. Here is a guide to five of the most fun-filled family activities in the Garden City more...

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5 Fun Mini-Golf Spots Around Perth
Ali Wentworth | 18 January 2014

If you're looking for a fun family activity to enjoy on your next holiday to the Perth region, then you can't go past a few hours spent at a mini-golf range more...

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Australian Household Trends
Mortgage Choice | 14 January 2013

Check out this quick-guide infographic featuring Australian household trends, including the cost of building a house, average Australian household sizes, floor areas and more more...
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Be Ready Before the Storm Hits
Suncorp | 20 December 2013

Understanding natural disasters such as cyclones or thunderstorms, and staying educated on their associated risks can help you prepare for the worst case scenario more...
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Oneflare Scrapbooks
Oneflare | 30 November 2013

Oneflare has launched an Australian-first - a home design inspiration tool called Oneflare Scrapbooks more...
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Packing Tips for a Family Trip to the Big 5 Gold Coast Theme Parks
Theme Park Central | 29 November 2013

The Gold Coast is known as the Theme Park Capital of Australia for a reason and people from all corners of the continent come to experience it more...

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Inspiring a Love of Travel in Your Child
Expedia | 21 November 2013

When you are a kid, everything is new and exciting. This can make for easy overseas holiday entertainment. A fun idea is to spend some time with your son or daughter and devise a holiday wish list more...

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A Single Parent's Guide to the Big Five Theme Parks!
Theme Park Central | 12 November 2013

A round-up of the top 5 Queensland Gold Coast theme parks for the astute single parent traveller! Dreamworld, Seaworld, Movieworld more...

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Things to Look for When Buying your Baby Products
Dorel | 29 October 2013

What things do you consider when buying products for your baby? Are you after the quality of the item regardless of the brand, or are you a brand devotee? more...


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Save Money by Purchasing Second Hand
Quicksales | 29 October 2013

Welcoming a new baby is a precious moment in any single parents' life. However, with the many items parents will need to buy, not just for their beautiful bub, but for themselves, their vehicles and their homes, it can sometimes be an expensive and financially trying time as well more...


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Give your home the star treatment
Article | 24 August 2013

Building an energy efficient home has numerous benefits, one of which is comfort and warmth regardless of the season with reduced waste. Whether you're renovating or building from scratch, there are a wide range of energy saving methods and materials you can use more...


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My property is crawling with invaders!
Carolyn Majda | 23 August 2013

Pests are a persistent problem in rental properties all across Australia, and it presents several issues for landlords and tenants alike. The burden of responsibility isn't always clear, but there are undoubtedly steps that can be taken by both parties to reduce the likelihood of infestation more...


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How to manage your professional life, love life and parenting life
eHarmony | 12 August 2013

Many single parents are both mum and dad, as well as full-time worker, guidance counsellor, housekeeper, chef and bedtime story reader. There’s a lot to juggle and it takes its toll, especially when it comes to having time and space to yourself, including dating more...


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Frankfurt by Foot: 5 Top City Attractions You Can Walk to
Bree Williams | 3 July 2013

Whether you’re preparing to visit Frankfurt on vacation, for business, or have an airport stop-over, you’ll find many fascinating attractions just waiting to be explored by foot in this great city more...


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Keeping in Touch After the Nest Empties
General article | 26 June 2013

A study by the Australian Council for Educational Research found that today's youth are leaving home at older ages. Due to factors such as a shaky job market, some children remain with their parents well into their late twenties and beyond more...


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Budget Pet Choices for Your Family
General article | 26 June 2013

Living on a budget doesn't mean you can't experience the joys of pet ownership. It's great to have an inexpensive pet when you have young children so that they can practice responsibility and learn how to take care of bigger, more complex animals when they get older more...


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Quick tips to re-organise untidy linen & clothes cupboards
General article | 11 June 2013

...the problem is that I've got a lot of stuff knocking around my house, and not a lot of storage space for it. I especially seem to accumulate towels and sheets, and the hoarder in me means I hang on to clothes for way too long as well. Rather than throw anything away, I decided to get organised and actually fold things rather than stuff them in drawers and cupboards more...


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What do mums really want for Mothers Day?
General article | 10 May 2013

On Sunday morning, many mothers will awake to the smell of burnt toast, badly made coffee and a messy kitchen. If they are lucky, they may also receive a hand-crafted tea towel or a clay flower pot made, with love, by their young children. It is Mother's Day after all, and we all want to give our mums something special more...


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Teaching Your Child Charity
General article | 29 April 2013

Teaching your kids about charity can be a rewarding endeavor for both you and your children. Teaching your children about the concept of giving and helping others gives them the notion and feeling that they can do something worthwhile and helpful, even if they are young more...


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Samoa: Your Destination for Natural Beauty and Outdoor Fun
General article | 28 March 2013

If you love natural beauty and having fun outdoors, Samoa should be on your list of places to visit. The rainforests, pristine beaches and waterfalls of the 10 Samoan islands will have you feeling like you just stepped into a postcard more...


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How to Treat Common Skin Problems
General article | 12 March 2013

In a lifetime, nearly every person experiences skin problems such as facial acne, dryness and irritation...fortunately, for every skin problem there is at least one solution more...


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Short Getaways for Time-Poor Single Parents
General article | 8 March 2013

We all know that when Mumma's happy, the family is happy. As single parents, we face a few more challenges on the road to that happiness (although we also have some things a little easier!). Little luxuries like a Sunday sleep-in are treasured - bigger luxuries like a trip away from home, even more so! more...


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Things to Consider Before Starting a Home Business
General article | 27 February 2013

Many Single parents would love the opportunity to work from home; and while it is a great way of creating an income and being able to be with your children throughout the day, it can also be draining, stressful and time-consuming. So we’ve compiled a list of eight things to consider before starting a home business more...


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Great iPads Apps to keep the kids busy on long trips
General article | 22 February 2013

The iPad has completely revolutionised portable entertainment, and from social networking to editing pictures, there are literally hundreds of things you can do to make your journey that little bit more interesting more...


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Top 3 Travel Mistakes to Avoid When Hitting the Road with the Kids
General article | 11 February 2013

..Now as a single parent you have those very same issues to contend with and you are probably way too busy to notice that it is now you getting the looks. Here are three travel mistakes to avoid when hitting the road with your kids more...


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Simple Ways You Could Save Money on Your Car Insurance
General article | 30 January 2013

If you want to drive a car in Australia, you must have car insurance. While many people think that auto insurance is always expensive, there are ways for you to keep your rates low more...


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How to Make Your Home Green and Healthy
General article | 30 January 2013

For many individuals, worries about the home are not limited to its attractiveness or overall appeal. Businesses offering healthier and greener homes are now booming thanks to a changing culture more...


Engagement party planning and supplies article..

Five Tips for Planning Your Stress-Free Engagement Party
General article | 29 January 2013

Planning a wedding is stressful enough, so you don’t want to stress yourself out with engagement party preparation; however, the engagement party may be the first official celebration of your upcoming nuptials, so you want it to be special more...


Life insurance article..

How to Get the Best Rate on Your Life Insurance
General article | 29 January 2013

When you purchase your life insurance coverage, the rate you pay, or premium, is determined by a number of factors — not just how much coverage you purchase. Insurance companies assess the amount of risk you represent more...


Visit Bangkok and its five senses..

An Attraction in Bangkok for Each of Your Five Senses
General article | 28 December 2012

Bangkok is full of intoxicating aromas, exotic eats and captivating sights. To get the most out of your Bangkok holiday, you’ll want to make sure you see, hear, smell, touch and taste as much as you can while you’re there. Be sure to make time for the following attractions when planning a Bangkok holiday more...


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Child Internet Safety – How To Keep Kids Safe Online
General article | 22 December 2012

We now have everything you can imagine online, from Facebook to Youtube and from games to education, there really is something for everyone. But the rise of the Internet age has brought a new worry into parents minds (as if there wasn't enough to worry about already already!), how to introduce kids to the Internet and how to keep them safe online more...


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Is it possible to balance kids, work & a love life?
General article | 2 November 2012

As any single parent will tell you, life today is best described as a balancing act. Between keeping your kids happy and doing the best you can at work, squeezing in time for your love life can feel almost impossible more...


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Kitchen Safety Tips
General article | 18 August 2012

Cooking is a fun way to spend time with the children, however the kitchen is not just one of the busiest parts of your house; it is also one of the most dangerous places at home, especially for children. With that said, you should consider your kids' safety whenever they venture into the kitchen more...


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Planning a childrens birthday party
General article | 21 June 2012

Children’s parties are a lot of fun, but planning one can seem like a daunting task for most parents. The good news is that organising a party for the kids is not as difficult or time consuming as you might think. Here are a few things you will need to check off the list more...


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Co-parenting With Your Ex
General article | 09 February 2012

Whether you are divorced or were in a de-facto relationship you probably don't want to maintain a relationship with your ex, especially if things didn't end on good terms. Sadly continuing cordiality is often essential for many ex couples when children are involved more...


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Healthy Foods That Make Teeth Rot
General article | 09 February 2012

Lollies are bad for your teeth. Well, that’s a no-brainer! Even 3-year-olds know that. But people are always caught off guard when they hear that certain healthy foods are just as unkind to your chompers and can cause your teeth to rot more...








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What does it mean to be a single mum?Of course, the

kids

are the most important thing in a single mum's life. Kids are the focus and always have been. But along with the children, there are other matters that can confuse a single mum's life.

Centrelink

plays a big part of a single mother's life, mainly because this is where a large percentage of single mums get their finances from. Centrelink are the source from where the

single mother pension

, or as it is otherwise known, the single parent payment comes from. The single mother pension is a subsistence amount, but just the same, it is money to live on, and so it is important, no matter if it is called single parent payment, single mother pension or whatever Centrelink welfare classes it at the time

Often, single mums come out of a

divorce

or defacto relationship only to find that their troubles have just begun, and find that their first step leads them towards Family Law - it's time to engage a lawyer.
There are more than just Centrelink finance problems to worry about, as mentioned before, but also

child custody

issues. Child custody is something that hits right at the heart of

single mums

. If a single mother's ex husband or ex partner has been a domestic violence perpetrator, the mum may be greatly worried about child custody. They worry that their kids won't be safe with their spouse, who has already proven to be abusive because they caused

domestic violence

, which resulted in a divorce or separation.

Even so,

Family Court

will often still order a form of child custody named

Shared Parenting

. Shared Parenting is a form of child custody division of time or parental responsibility between the parents. Mother's often look for a good divorce lawyer to try to avoid share parenting with an abusive ex-spouse after divorce, however in many cases Shared Parenting is still the outcome after the divorce, no matter how good the divorce lawyers have been. They will often settle for visitation at a contact centre or access centre where fathers or mothers are supervised during child custody access.

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