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Disney On Ice VIP Australian Mum Review

One of SingleMum.com.au's Facebook families get the Royal treatment!
Belinda Duffy | 16 May 2013



Disney On Ice VIP event

When SingleMum.com.au received a Disney On Ice VIP Event invitation we knew just who should attend and report back - one of our Facebook mums! Successful Facebook reviewer mum Belinda Duffy gives us the run-down on how their special single parent family Disney On Ice VIP day went!

There is nothing my 3 daughters love better than the Disney Princesses...

...well except for maybe Tinkerbell!

On Monday we were treated to a private ice skating lesson at Macquarie Ice Rink from the amazing Disney On Ice Choreographer.

Jade (7) and Ella (4) were so excited to be able to go and see Disney on Ice - as we were catching the bus to the Ice Rink, Ella was telling everyone where we were headed. I didn't really know what to expect on arrival, but once we arrived, the girls just wanted to go on the ice. This caught me a bit by surprise, so a quick dash had to be made by me to a nearby store to grab a pair of socks each for them to be able to wear the Ice Skates.

Disney ice skating fun

The girls received expert Disney On Ice instruction - including how to fall the right way!

The girls were sized up for their skates, and then they were ready to go. First they had to be taught how to fall correctly, so that they wouldn't hurt themselves - and of course how to skate! The girls were paired up with their private instructor Lina, and then off on the ice they went - a few spins and twirls (actually, maybe a few falls and spills) were had as they spent around 40 minutes on the Ice.

I spent most of the time snapping away taking photo's, and trying to stop Grace (2) from running out onto the Ice with her sisters (I thought it was a little dangerous for her to go out alone, and I definitely was not getting out on the Ice - since the last time I tried was back in 1997 and I just skirted around the edges of the Ice Rink - I could picture the broken leg that I would have already!).

Once Jade and Ella had finished their private lesson, we were greeted by Snow White and Dopey - how absolutely excited were my girls! There were high-5's all around, cuddles, hand holding - and of course a lot of pictures were taken to remember the moment.

The girls meet Snow White and Dopey

We're skating! By the end of their private Disney On Ice lesson the girls were going great!

Thanks Single Mum Australia, for the opportunity for me and my girls to take part in this special day!

The Disney On Ice VIP Event was reviewed by Belinda Duffy, a www.SingleMum.com.au Facebook single mum from our Australian Single Mother Facebook Community



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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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