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Amy and the Wilpena Flood


Amy is a true-blue Australian girl who lives in Adelaide. When her four best friends come for a visit they discover what looks like a Treasure Map of South Australia. With the help of the mystical rainbow necklace Read the book review here...

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Marty's Nut-Free Party

By the end of Marty's Nut-Free Party, both parents and children will have a good grasp of the danger of nut allergies...
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Coming Home

Coming Home is a book for children affected by parental depression. It can also be a useful tool for parents and carers...
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Imagine We Were

Imagine We Were is a gorgeous children's book that promotes the bond of mother and child love - in a cute, fun way that small children adore!...
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The Faraway Seed

The Faraway Seed is a lovely children's book, well worth buying for your child for the beautiful illustrations alone - but it has more to offer than just that...
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Baby Care

"Baby Care" is an excellent newborn baby book by Baby Guru Rhodanthe Lipsett OAM a former mid-wife and nurse with over 50 years experience.
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Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept

Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept is a beautifully illustrated picture book that sensitively broaches the subject of keeping our children safe from sexual interference.
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Be Brave

Has your child been harmed by someone? Perhaps you suspect that they are being bullied, or abused by someone? Be Brave is a valuable tool to help an emotionally or physically damaged child come to terms with what has happened, or is still happening to them - and teaches them how to make it stop....
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Human Life Matters

This book provides some keys to understanding the changes of the past 20 years which have increased the workload, pressure and injustices faced by mothers and particularly those faced by single mothers...
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Cracking the Footy Codes

Does your football-mad son or daughter roll their eyes whenever you attempt to talk "Footy" with them? Do you have a youngster that is just kicking off their Footy career and wants to learn the basics? Then this book is for you...
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Smart Parenting for Safer Kids

Smart Parenting for Safer Kids by Professor Freda Briggs is a practical guide for parents on how to keep their children safe from the dangers of modern society...
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Lolli's Apple

A memoir of a young boy's innocent view of the Holocaust during the last years of World War 2, Lolli's Apple is written from the perspective of 6yo Tomas, who along with and his pregnant Mother Lolli, experience all the horrors of the Auschwitz and Terezinstadt concentration camps...
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A Single Girl's Guide To Finding Mr Right

A novelty notebook that encourages women to take a light-hearted look at the perpetual search for the perfect man...
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Everyone's Got a Bottom by Tess Rowley

Not just a children's book, Everyone's Got a Bottom acts as a teaching aid on two distinct levels. First, with a friendly children's picture-book story that gently ventures into the topic of personal protection...
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My Super Single Mum by Bronwen Fallens

In the past it has been frustratingly difficult to find kids books that are based around a single-parent family - and still less that are Australian. This excellent little story book ticks both boxes - and more!...
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Two Birthday Cakes by Danielle Jaku-Greenfield

Two Birthday Cakes by Danielle Jaku-Greenfield

This simple yet effective children's self-help book is the brainchild of Australian Danielle Jaku-Greenfield, a Registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and Founder of the Sydney Mediation Partnership. In the course of her work, Danielle recognised that there was a real need for a book written from a child's perspective to help introduce and reassure newly-separated children who are faced with shared parenting...
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Kissing Frogs by Andee Jones

Kissing Frogs by Andee Jones

"A psychologist goes looking for love online - and finds trouble!" Kissing Frogs is both a memoir, and a witty and insightful tour of the online dating scene. This is the middle-aged single gals guide to dating a-la-cyberspace, packed with enlightening observations from both Andee the psychologist, and Andee the ever-hopeful romantic...
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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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