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Monsters, Inc & Pixar Shorts Vol. 2 Review

Disney Monsters, Inc. DVD

Monsters, Inc.

Monsters, Inc., that all-time Disney favourite is now available on Bluray!

Who doesn't love the gang from Monsters, Inc.? Sulley and Mike live in Monstropolis and are employed to scare human children for a living - but when they encounter the plucky little toddler Boo who follows them back into their world, they get much more than they bargained for!

The crazy fast-paced scary fun of Monsters, Inc. will grab your kids and not let them go for the entire length of this feature movie. Monsters, Inc. is the perfect classic Disney movie to get the popcorn popping and settle in for a cosy afternoon with the kids.

Now available in a two-disc Blu-ray and DVD pack (RRP $39.95).

Disney Pixar Shorts Volume 2 DVD

Pixar Shorts Volume 2

Pixar Shorts Volume 2 is the eagerly-awaited second Disney Pixar shorts offering.

You know how the kids love all those amazingly watchable Pixar movies - Toy Story, Up, Cars, Wall-E, Ratatouille? Well this is a collection of 12 short films that include much-loved characters from all of those landmark Disney Pixar kids features - and more!

Even though these are short films, Pixar Disney certainly haven't compromised on quality. These shorts are just as engaging as the original Pixar block-busters that many of them sprang from. Each short is a mini-feature in its own right, and the Children will just adore this "mix tape" of their favourite characters.

If your kids are fans of Pixar movies, then this is one DVD that should not be missed.

Grab your own Pixar Shorts Volume 2 DVD (RRP $36.95) or Blu-ray (RRP $42.95)

Fun Movie Freebies!

Print out your free, fun Monsters, Inc. activity sheets here!

Print out your free activity sheets here!

Pixar Shorts Volume 2 Sneak-peak!
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Enter Our Competition to Win a DVD Prize Pack!

To be in the running to win a copy of each of these brilliant Disney films in a DVD prize pack containing one Monsters, Inc. DVD and one Pixar Shorts Volume 2 DVD, simply tell us in 25 words or less why you'd like to win them - it's that easy!

The best entry will WIN 1 of 4 Monsters, Inc. and Pixar Shorts Volume 2 DVD Prize Packs!

Competition open to adults 18 years and over. Limit of one prize per household. Competition ends at 11pm, 18 March 2013. Please read the full Competition Terms & Conditions here prior to entry

This competition is now closed

And the lucky winners are...

K. Halse, NSW
K. Toohey, QLD
E. Coyne, WA
N. Cain, NSW

Congratulations winning mums!

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

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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