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Welcome To Our Single Parent

"Christmas in July" Treasure Hunt

Competition!

Get your mouse clicking finger ready - rev up your mobile - it's time for a to find and win some great prizes in our Single Parent Treasure Hunt!

We'd like to offer some lucky single parents and their kids the chance to find and win some great new toys, CDs and gift cards!

Up for grabs tonight we have


1 x Dipsy Teletummy Teletubbie valued at $70

1x Knapford Station Thomas take-along playset, with metal Percy engine, valued at $80

1 x Classic Children's Collection CD set (Blinky Bill, Muddle-Headed Wombat, etc.) valued at $30

1 x $50 Coles Myer Gift Card

1 x $20 ITunes Gift Card


that's $250 total value!


Images (pictures) of the prizes will be hidden somewhere on our two major websites www.SingleMum.com.au and www.SingleMotherForum.com - you need to find the page with the prize image on and then tell our Facebook Page via private message the link for that prize!

Watch our Single Mother Forum Facebook Page for the start announcement and random clues if needed!

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Rules of How To Play - Treasure Hunt Competition Terms and Conditions


For each prize, 1 x small prize image and the words "Christmas in July" on that image will be placed on a random website page (image could be located at the top, middle or bottom of the page) on either the www.SingleMum.com.au or the www.SingleMotherForum.com websites.

PLEASE NOTE that to view images on the www.SingleMotherForum.com website, you MUST be a registered member

To win, winners must be the first person to Facebook PRIVATE MESSAGE US ONLY at the Single Mother Forum Facebook Page with the FULL LINK of the webpage that displays the prize image and text "Christmas in July" and provide their contact email address for us to contact them back - usually within 20 minutes. No responses will be sent to non-winners. Winners will then be EMAILED if their message is the winning (first) message for that prize. We will then ask the winner to provide their name, contact phone number and postal details for the prize to be mailed out. Competition open to Australian adults 18 years and over. Limit of one prize per household. Winners names and town/state will be announced on this page and will be required to post their win on the Facebook Page from their Facebook profile. Prizes will be mailed out within 10 working days of the competition close.

This competition is now closed - thanks for playing!

And the lucky winners are...

Classic Children's CD Set - R. Hart, Bidwill NSW
Teletummy Teletubbie - J. McKenzie, Loxton, SA
$20 iTunes Gift Card - T. Jones, Iluka, WA
$50 Coles/Myer Gift Card - S. Richardson, Meadows, SA
Thomas Tank Engine Playset - L. Durdevic, Brown Hill, VIC



Congratulations everyone!



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.

Please remember the bigger font words,because we will use it often in our website.