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Confessions of a Mumpreneur

175+ Home Based Business Ideas Vol 1&2

Win 1 of 2 Ideas Book eBooks valued at $39.90 & $19.95 each!


To celebrate the launch of SingleMum's new Single Mother Book Pages, we have two Ideas Book eBooks to give away - one set of 175+ Home Based Business Ideas Vol 1 & 2 eBooks and one copy of Confessions of a Mumpreneur eBook to two lucky single mums!

Do you want to work from home? Have flexible hours? Earn some extra income?
The Ideas Book is a series of information packed e-Guides designed to inspire you to consider the world of self employment. Whether you are looking to supplement your income or wanting to take the leap into becoming your own boss, these e-Guides compile hundreds of hours of research and provide invaluable insider tips and techniques to give you the best chance of success. To read more about Ideas Book eBooks, you can vist The Ideas Book website.

To be in the running to win, fill out the form below telling us in 100 words or less what your dream work from home business is, and why?

Entries close on 20 December 2009. Winners will be notified on or after 20 December 2009
The winners will be chosen by our guest judge, the Ideas Book author and award winning entrepreneur Sophie Andrews, and the winners names will be published on on or after 20 December.

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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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