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Single Mum Australia Children's Book Reviews

Imagine We Were

By Renee Bennett

Imagine We Were by Renee Bennett

"You're special to me"

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!

Imagine We Were tells the story of a mother and child playfully pondering what it would be like if they were different mother and baby animals - cats, dogs, cows, chickens...and all of them up to little-kid-loving mischief!

Most importantly, each little tale is reinforced with a strong, mother-to-child loving message...

"you're special to me" "you're brilliant to me" "you're lovely to me"

With Imagine We Were's lovely peaceful dialogue, and accompanying pastel-coloured illustrations of cute animals and skies filled with puffy animal-shaped clouds (by the talented Claire Richards), this story is a delight to share with young children, and is bound to become a stand-out bedtime favourite.

Above all, let's face it - any story encouraging a mother and child hug at the end is sure-fire winner with both mums and kids!

Imagine We Were by Renee Bennett

Book Information

Title: Imagine We Were
Price: RRP $19.95
Author: Renee Bennett
Illustrations: Claire Richards
Hardback: 32 pages
Country of origin: Australia

Imagine We Were can be purchased for $19.95 + $2.50 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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