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What's new in September...

Marty's Nut-Free Party

By Katrina Roe
Illustrated by Leigh Hedstrom

Written by the mother of a peanut-allergic child, Marty's Nut-Free Party is a bright, colourful book with an important message that kids adore!

Marty the chimp loves a party but he is allergic to nuts and all of his friends' parties have them - what is he going to do?!

Both parents and children will be chuckling at Marty's monkey antics in Marty's Nut-Free Party - and by the end of the story, will have a good grasp of the danger of nut allergies, and the importance of nut-allergy management.

childrens book review

Book Information

ISBN: 978-1-921633-36-2
Title: Marty's Nut-Free Party
Price: RRP $19.95
Author: Katrina Roe
Illustrations: Leigh Hedstrom
Hardback: 32 pages
Country of origin: Australia

Marty's Nut-Free Party can be purchased for $19.95 + postage when ordered online from Wombat Books.

Coming Home

By Sharon McGuinness
Illustrated by Shannon Melville

Coming Home is a book for children affected by parental depression. It can also be a useful tool for parents and carers to help all children understand what depression is, and how it can affect families.

Gemma is a young girl whose father sits in the garden all day looking sad - is it her fault? How will Dad get better? Share Gemma and her family's journey to healing and recovery as her Dad finally "Comes Home"

childrens book review

Book Information

ISBN: 978-1-921633-77-5
Title: Coming Home
Price: RRP $24.95 hardcover
Author: Sharon McGuinness
Illustrations: Shannon Melville
Hardback: 32 pages
Country of origin: Australia

Coming Home can be purchased for $24.95 + postage when ordered online from Wombat Books.

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


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.


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


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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