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My Super Single Mum

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My Super Single Mum

by Bronwen Fallens
Illustrated by Muntsa Vicente

Bronny and Muntsa
Children's book
Age guide - 0 to 7 years


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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My Super Single Mum is a deceptively simple little publication. It's not terribly long or deep, however it evokes all the right feel-good emotions that will have you and your kids truly celebrating your little family, and just how special it really is.

Illustration from My Super Single Mum

The story follows a little girl who gives her birds eye-view of the relationship between herself and her wondrous super-single mum. The result is the telling of a life of riotous fun and love that any two-parent family might envy!

With it's sweet, simple phraseology, and charming illustrations by Muntsa Vicente of Spain, this book will have you and your kids smiling, giggling, cuddling and most importantly feeling GOOD about the family that they're in.

Best of all, My Super Single Mum starts and finishes with the mantra "it's just me and my mum, and that's okay" - and you know what? It REALLY IS!

My Super Single Mum is a collaboration between Melbourne-born writer Bronwen "Bronny" Fallen and illustrator Muntsa Vicente of Spain. A testament to the power of online partnerships, the creative Bronny and Muntsa have never met in real life, yet together they have produced a wonderfully cohesive and engaging little tale that truly celebrates the world of the single-parent family

My Super Single Mum is priced at $15.00 (plus postage), and is available from the Bronny and Muntsa website. Or, as an alternative to buying a hard-copy of the book, you can opt to purchase an online PDF version for only $5

Bronwen Fallens

About the Author

Bronwen "Bronny" Fallens graduated from Melbourne University in 2005 (BMUS) and has also studied at the Victorian College of the Arts and the University of Los Angeles, California (USA). Currently Bronny runs her own marketing, development and events consultancy – BG Fallens Consulting with current clients including Beauty Mate, Elwood101, PROtog, Leafy Bean, Grit Media and FB Salons. A published writer, Bronny has written articles, reports and papers in the arts and entertainment industry and in 2006 became an online publisher with the launch of her fashion website AskBronny. This site receives 300,000 hits per month worldwide and consists of fashion questions (which Bronny answers), articles, blogs and shopping tips and news. You can read more about Bronny here

Illustration from Everyone's Got a Bottom

About the Illustrator

Muntsa Vicente was born in Barcelona in 1972 and is a Fine Arts major from the University of Barcelona. She has also studied at the Glasgow School of Art where as an artist she spent time painting, selling handmade postcards and participated in the Painting on Railings Exhibit in the Botanic Gardens. After that, she moved to New York where she discovered her love for illustration. You can read more about Muntsa here



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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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