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Kissing Frogs

Win! Kissing Frogs by Andee Jones

Are you a member? The, SingleMum's forum website had just welcomed it's 500-th new single mum in less than 1 year - so we're celebrating! and Finch Publishing are giving three lucky Forum members the chance to win a copy of the fabulous new-release by Andee Jones - "Kissing Frogs" -
we have 3 copies to give away as prizes!

Here's a little about the book...

At 50-something, Australian psychologist Andee Jones was looking for companionship with a view to love but definitely not marriage. So she did what all other single people seemed to be doing and launched herself into the world of online dating...

To find out more about Kissing Frogs, you can read the Kissing Frogs Book Review here!

Entry is open to current members only - which means you have a great chance to WIN, and you can enter as many times as you like!

Have you gone out with a frog?!

To win, simply tell us in under 25 words - What was your worst (and funniest!) "frog" date like? - the best entries will be judged as the winners, and as only your forum user name will be revealed in this competition, you can let-loose without offending anyone!

The Competition ends 16 October 2010, and you can read the full competition Terms & Conditions here Kissing Frogs Competition Entry Form

Competition now closed

Congratulations to our lucky member winners:




who have all won a Kissing Frogs book!

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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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