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Win 1 of 10 Lolli's Apple Books!

What's your favourite book?

Lollis Apple and AKA Publishing are giving 10 lucky single mums the chance to win a Lolli's Apple book!

To enter, simply go to the Single Mother Forum page here and post the name of your favorite book, and why you like it - it's that easy!

The best ten posts will win a copy of Lolli's Apple

A little about Lolli's Apple...

A memoir of a young boy's innocent view of the Holocaust during the last years of World War 2, Lolli's Apple is written from the perspective of 6 year old Tomas, who along with his pregnant Mother Lolli, experience all the horrors of transportation to first Auschwitz, and then finally Terezinstadt concentration camp...

To find out more about Lolli's Apple, you can read the Lolli's Apple Book Review here!

Competition entry is open to 18 year old and over adults, and you can enter as many times as you like!
Competition ends 20 August 2011. Read the full competition Terms & Conditions

Competition now closed

Congratulations to our lucky single mum winners of a "Lolli's Apple" book!

S Cairns, Alexandra Hills QLD
Charlotte, Windsor NSW
M Marciniak, Esperance WA
T Chenoweth, Raby NSW
Anonymous, Park Holme SA
R Schloeffel, Tuggerah NSW
S Clark, Salamander Bay NSW
D Elisha, Melbourne VIC
K Beasley, Glenelg North SA
G Ladd, Narre Warren South VIC

Enter another competition!

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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