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Win!...a Webchild magnetic family organiser

valued at $18.50


competition

Do you need to get your family organised?






Webchild, the publishers of Australia's popular "Child" magazines, and Single Mum Australia are delighted to offer six prizes of Webchild magnetic fridge organisers for six lucky single mums!

We have one Webchild magnetic family organiser prize for one single mum family in each of the following locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra and Perth.

To be in the running to win one of these fantastic organisers, simply tell us in 25 words or less why you need to get your family organised - it's that easy!

The best entry from each city area (listed above) will win a magnetic family organiser, valued at $18.50 each.

A bit about Webchild (from their website)

The success of Sydney’s Child magazine led to Copeland Publishing’s expansion into other cities. Melbourne’s Child was born in 1993, followed by Adelaide’s Child in 2001, Brisbane’s Child in 2002, Canberra’s Child in 2003 and Perth’s Child in 2005. The 20,000 copies of one magazine have now become closer to half a million copies of six magazines. Web Child is an online resource that enables us to expand our long-standing engagement with the parenting community, offering you a selection of stories, views and information that respond to your cares and concerns.

This competition is open to Australian single mums, 18 years and over. Limit of one prize per household. Competition ends midnight 20 September 2012. Please read the full Competition Terms & Conditions here prior to entry

This competition is now closed

And the lucky winners are...

K Hall, Canberra, ACT
T Simpson, Sydney, NSW
K Collyer, Brisbane, QLD
T Jones, Adelaide, SA
L Pike, Melbourne, VIC
T Gullotta, Perth, WA

Not a winner this time? Keep an eye out for more exciting SingleMum.com.au competitions here!


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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