Get the latest single parent news & help questions...
Click here to subscribe to our newsletter!

Get all the latest Aussie single parent freebies, news and articles - subscribe to our mailing list!

* indicates required
Close



Follow Us!
Get Breaking Single Parent News and the latest Single Mum Forum posts in your news feed everyday!


go to the Single Mum Australia Facebook Page go to Twitter singlemum.com.au


Book Competition

SingleMum.com.au Exclusive
Where single mums WIN!

"Baby Care" Book Competition!





Are you or someone you know having a baby?

SingleMum.com.au and Finch Publishing are giving 6 lucky mums a copy of the brilliant Rhodanthe Lipsett Baby Care book, valued at $34.99 each!


Competitions now closed - the lucky winners are listed below!

To win a copy of Baby Care, simply post the best baby tip you know (or have been given!) in the Single Mother Babies Forum. If you are not a Forum member, you will need to register as a member first.

You can enter once every day and increase your chances of winning. The six mums with the best baby tips will each win a copy of Baby Care - so get posting those baby tips now for more chances to WIN!

To post your tip go to the Single Mother Baby Forum here.

A little about 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. I met Rodanthe in person at a Baby Fair soon after the birth of my first child five years ago and I clearly remember her generous and informative advice regarding my own baby at the time. Rodanthe has a capable but gentle way about her - and this shine's through in Baby Care....read the complete Baby Care Book Review here!

This Competition is open to adults 18 years and over. Limit of one book prize per household. A maximum of one entry, per day, per person is permitted.
The Competition ends 27 March 2012. Read the full Competition Terms & Conditions




And The Winners Are...

Single Mother Forum member - carly
Single Mother Forum member - lovethyself
Single Mother Forum member - 2tired
Single Mother Forum member - ecb




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.

Please remember the bigger font words,because we will use it often in our website.