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Disney Live competition

Giveaway - Win tickets to Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales


Win 4 x tickets to Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales!
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Win a $200 Coles Myer Gift Card

Giveaway - Win a $200 Coles Myer Gift Card!


Win a $200 Coles Group & Myer Gift Card which can be used at thousands of participating stores including Myer, Target, Kmart, Coles and many more! Find out who won here....

Australian Girl Dolls Review

Giveaway - GoldieBlox construction toys

Competition and Product Review

Encourage your daughter to develop a love of maths and science creativity with GoldieBlox - and we have 4 toy prize packs to give away! Find out who won here....

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Find out who won the Disney On Ice competition...

Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove!

Everyone loves Disney On Ice! Become the most popular person in your family and win 4 x tickets to the magnificent Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove...
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Win a Oneflare voucher...

Oneflare competition

12 iPad Airs and a $200 Oneflare voucher to be won!...
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Win a Monsters University DVD...

Single parent giveaway!

Monsters University is out now on DVD. To celebrate we have 4 copies of the DVD to giveaway...
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Win a Star Wars DVD...

Single parent giveaway!

Star Wars™ : The Yoda Chronicles™ is out now on DVD. To celebrate we have 4 copies of the DVD to giveaway!...
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WIN one of four Disney DVD Prize Packs!


SingleMum.com.au, together with Disney are excited to offer four fantastic Super Buddies and The Jungle Book DVD Prize Packs! Find out who won here...

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WIN one of four Disney DVD Prize Packs!


SingleMum.com.au, together with Disney are excited to offer four fantastic The Little Mermaid and Ironman 3 DVD Prize Packs! Find out who won here...

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WIN one of four Family Passes to visit Taronga Zoo!


This school holidays, SingleMum.com.au, your Australian single parenting website, and Taronga Zoo are delighted to offer four single parent families a Family Pass to Taronga Zoo in Sydney Find out who won here...

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Win an UrbanLife (Melbourne) makeover photography package valued at $1150!


UrbanLife Photography, Melbourne, and Single Mum Australia are excited to announce an amazing new competition! Find out who won here...

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Win an Australian Girl Doll, books


SingleMum.com.au, together with Australian Girl are excited to offer a beautiful Amy Australian Girl Doll, worth over $119.95 from the Australian Girl book series, plus two books up for grabs in this new competition Find out who won here...

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Win a Move 30 Navman navigator


SingleMum.com.au and Navman are excited to offer a great new competition to win a Navman Move 30 navigator! Find out who won here...

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Win 1 of 4 Disney DVD Prize Packs!


SingleMum.com.au together with Disney are happy to offer four mums the chance to win a Disney DVD prize pack containing one Oz The Great and Powerful and one Wreck It Ralph DVD Find out who won here...
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Win a Kmart Catalogue Toy Lucky Dip worth $150


SingleMum.com.au and Kmart are excited to offer a great new toy competition! Find out who won here...

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The Christmas in July Treasure Hunt!


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! Find out who won here...

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Win 1 of 4 Disney DVD Prize Packs!


SingleMum.com.au together with Disney are happy to offer four mums the chance to win a Disney DVD prize pack containing one Peter Pan and one Tinkerbell and the Secret of the Wings DVD Find out who won here...

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Win 1 of 4 Taronga Zoo Family Passes!


SingleMum.com.au, your Australian single parenting website, and Taronga Zoo are delighted to offer four single parent families the chance to win a Family Pass to Taronga Zoo in Sydney. Find out who won here...

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WIN four tickets to see the Disney On Ice show!


Everyone loves Disney! Become the most popular person in your family and win 4x tickets to the magnificent Disney On Ice Princesses and Heroes Find out who won here...

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WIN one of four Family Passes to see Elmo's World Tour!


SingleMum.com.au and Life Like Touring are delighted to offer family passes for four lucky single parent families to see the Sesame Street Elmo's World Tour Show! Find out who won here...

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WIN one of two Family Passes to visit Taronga Zoo!


SingleMum.com.au, your Australian single parenting website, and Taronga Zoo are proud to offer two families a Family Pass to Taronga Zoo Sydney valued at $112.20 each! Find out who won here...

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WIN one of four toys in our Easter Toy Hunt!


To celebrate the opening of our brand new Facebook Page for all Aussie Mums, Mum Questions, we'd like to offer some lucky mums and their kids the chance to find and win some great new toys for Easter! Find out who won here...

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Win an UrbanLife (Melbourne) makeover photography package valued at $1150!


UrbanLife Photography, Melbourne, and Single Mum Australia are excited to announce an amazing new competition! Find out who won here...

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Win a Frankenweenie Prize Pack!


SingleMum.com.au, together with Disney are excited to offer a huge prize pack of the brand-new release Frankenweenie Disney Blu-ray DVD plus a stack of Frankenweenie merchandise goodies! See who won here...

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Win New Release Barbie in the Pink Shoes DVDs


SingleMum.com.au, together with Barbie™ are excited to offer six wonderful brand-new release Barbie DVDs See who won here...

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Win 1 of 4 Disney DVD Prize Packs!


SingleMum.com.au together with Disney are happy to offer four mums the chance to win a Disney DVD prize pack containing one Monsters, Inc. and one Pixar Shorts Volume 2 DVD See who won here...

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Win 1 of 4 Disney DVD Prize Packs!


SingleMum.com.au together with Disney are happy to offer four mums the chance to win a Disney DVD prize pack containing one Brave and one Santa Paws 2 DVD See who won here...

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Win an ELC Christmas Toy!


SingleMum.com.au are excited to offer a last-minute Christmas toy giveaway! We have a choice of one of two Early Learning Centre toys See who won here...

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Win 1 of 4 Disney DVD Prize Packs!


SingleMum.com.au together with Disney are happy to offer four mums the chance to win a Disney DVD prize pack containing one Tinkerbell And The Secret Of The Wings and one Finding Nemo DVD See who won here...

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Win 1 of 2 SwimZip Swimsuits!


SingleMum.com.au together with SwimZip are excited to offer two lucky mums a SwimZip Swimming costume prize for their little swimmer! See who won here...

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Win 1 of 4 Disney DVD Prize Packs!


A fantastic prize to please children of all ages (and parents too)! SingleMum.com.au, together with Disney are excited to offer a real "fairytale" of a prize! A Disney 2-DVD Prize Pack! See who won here...

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Win 1 of 4 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3 Disney DVDs!


Papi (voiced by George Lopez), Chloe (Odette Annable) and the pups have hit the big time as they move into a luxurious hotel. Chloe is living it up as the hotels new spoke's-dog model See who won here...

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Free First Aid Kit RRP $24.95 and Health Insurance Review


Now closed - 140 FREE First Aid Kits RRP $24.95 PLUS a Free Health Insurance Review were claimed here...

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Win 1 of 4 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Disney DVD Packs!


Mickey and all the Clubhouse Pals are back for a new Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Adventure! Enter our new Disney competition to win these brand new release Mickey Mouse Clubhouse DVD Prize Packs! See who won here...

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WIN a Taronga or Western Plains Zoo Pass!


SingleMum.com.au, your Australian single parenting website, and Taronga Zoo are delighted to give a lucky single mum the opportunity to win a Taronga or Western Plains Zoo Family Pass worth $112.20! See who won here...

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Win Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings Movie Family Passes


Walt Disney Studios proudly reveals the all-new animated fairy feature film, Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings. Starring Tinker Bell, one of Disney’s most beloved and iconic characters, along with all her fairy friends See who won here...

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WIN a Phillip Island 3 Parks Pass!


SingleMum.com.au, your Australian single parenting website, and Phillip Island Parks are delighted to give three lucky single mums the opportunity to win a Phillip Island 3 Parks Pass, worth $93.70! See who won here...

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Win BEN 10 LIVE: Time Machine! Family Passes


Do you have a BEN 10 fan at your house? SingleMum.com.au, your Australian single parenting website, and the ever-popular Cartoon Network have two family passes to see the Cartoon Network’s BEN 10 LIVE: Time Machine! Show up for grabs See who won here...

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Win a Webchild family organiser


Webchild, the publishers of Australia's popular "Child" magazines, and Single Mum Australia are delighted to offer six prizes of Webchild magnetic fridge organisers for six lucky single mums! See who won here...

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Win an UrbanLife makeover photography package

What single mum doesn't deserve a little bit of luxury? Well do we have a prize for you! One lucky single mum will win an UrbanLife photography Major Prize Package valued at $1150! See who won here...

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Win 101 Dalmatians Prize Packs

Want to make your kids so happy that they see spots? Enter our great new Disney 101 Dalmatians competition! You could win both Disney 101 Dalmation DVDs, plus a sing-a-long Dalmatians book! See who won here...
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Disney DVD Prize Pack Competition!

Become the hero of the day with your kids and enter our great new competition to win them a set of three fantastic Disney DVDs!
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Baby Care Book Competition!

Post your favourite baby tips in the Single Mother Baby Forum and be in the running to win 1 of 6 new-release Rhodanthe Lipsett Baby Care books!
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3-Day DVD Competition!

Post on our Single Mother Forum and be in the running to win 1 of 6 new-release Bridesmaids, Smurf Movie or The Little Engine That Could DVDs! See who won here...
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Smarter Parenting for Safer Kids book Giveaway!

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Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept book Giveaway!

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Be Brave book Giveaway!

Post on our Single Mother Forum Facebook wall - get your own copy of a great new support book for children - for FREE! See who won here...
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100 Cracking the Footy Codes book Giveaway!

Post a mum's review in the Single Mother Forum and get a free Footy book - valued at $24.95! See who won here!
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Human Life Matters Giveaway

We have 6 Freebie books to giveaway to lucky single mums - all you have to do is put your hand up and the first 6 gets a book!
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What's Your Favourite Song? Competition

Win one of six double passes to see the new movie Norwegian Wood...
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What's Your Favourite Book Competition

Win one of ten Lolli's Apple books by telling us what you favourite book is!...
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Fast and Funny Competition - Make us laugh!

Win one of six in-season double passes to the fabulous new Audrey Tatou (of Amelie fame) movie Beautiful Lies
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What's Your Favourite Movie Quote?

Win one of six in-season double passes to the fabulous new Australian movie Here I Am
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A Single Girl's Guide To Finding Mr Right

Win one of five copies of A Single Girl's Guide To Finding Mr Right - a novelty notebook that encourages women to take a light-hearted look at the perpetual search for the perfect man...
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Win Everyone's Got a Bottom childrens book!

SingleMum.com.au and Family Planning Queensland are delighted to offer two lucky single mums a copy of the fabulous kids book Everyone's Got a Bottom! See who won here!
Win kids books in the mums forum!
Win kids books in the mums forum!

Win Look Before You Leap & Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Christmas kids books!

To celebrate our new Product Reviews Forum in the SingleMotherForum.com, SingleMum.com.au are giving away an awesome kids book set! See who won here!

Win Goodnight Moon & Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Christmas kids books!

To celebrate our new Book Reviews Forum in the SingleMotherForum.com, SingleMum.com.au are giving away an awesome kids book set! See who won here!
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Win My Super Single Mum childrens book!

SingleMum.com.au and Bronny and Muntsa are giving four lucky mums the chance to win a copy of My Super Single Mum children's book! Winners announced here soon!

Win One of Two, Two Birthday Cakes Children's Books!

SingleMum.com.au and Sydney Mediation Publications are giving two lucky single mums the chance to win a Two Birthday Cakes children's book! See who won here!
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Raggs Fun Packs!

SingleMum.com.au and Raggs Live Dance Party are giving five lucky single mums the chance to win a Raggs Fun Pack! See who won here!

Kissing Frogs by Andee Jones

SingleMum.com.au and Finch Publishing are giving three lucky single mums the chance to win a copy of the book Kissing Frogs by Andee Jones See who won here
Win Reading Eggs!
Win Ideas E-Books!

Win an ABC Reading Eggs Starter Pack!

SingleMum.com.au and ABC Reading Eggs are delighted to announce a great new competition, where two lucky single mums will win an ABC Reading Eggs Level One Starter Pack for their kids! ABC Reading Eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities See who won here!

Win an Ideas eBook!

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! See who won here!

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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.

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