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Barbara Bryan, Website Founder

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Welcome to! was founded in 2009 by Barbara Bryan, a divorced single mum with two small children.

Several years and much dedication and hard work later, Barbara has built up Australia's largest single parent network Single Parent Australia, with tens of thousands of individual visits to her two major websites every month, and many thousands of Facebook Fans.

In her spare time Barbara also travel-blogs to give a uniquely single-parent perspective on family holidays at her Let's Go Mum travel blog.

There are so many big issues that single mothers are faced with upon emerging from a relationship break-down - child custody, child support payments, obtaining single parent benefits, child care, isolation & loneliness - the website's mission is to make it easier for single mums to find the information they need, when they need it, and offer access to a supportive single mum community.

Here at single mums can find daily breaking single parent news - such as exclusive Family Court, child access and child support articles - parenting articles, single mum legal articles, a comprehensive national single parent support resources link index, access to single mother media call outs and studies and surveys, a single mother book index and reviews, and much more.

In addition to being an information service, provides an online meeting place for single mothers to share information and support each other in the Single Mother Forum.

Due to the high demand for single mothers to access good legal representation in their family law cases, another website in the Single Parent Australia family is The Divorce and Family Lawyers Directory, a national directory of family lawyers and all things divorce!

Over time, has improved and expanded, thanks to the suggestions and requests of its ever-increasing network of single parents, and continues to evolve - now with popular presences on both Facebook and Twitter, is always looking for new ways to reach out and draw together the all-too-often isolated single mum community.

At we constantly strive to develop and improve our network, in order to provide Australian single parents with the information, friendship and support they need at one of the most challenging and fulfilling times of their lives.

We hope that you find us helpful, informative and entertaining. Welcome to!

Barbara Bryan
Single Mum Australia

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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.

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