Get the latest single parent news & help questions...
Click here to subscribe to our newsletter!

Get all the latest Aussie single parent freebies, news and articles - subscribe to our mailing list!

* indicates required
Close



Follow Us!
Get Breaking Single Parent News and the latest Single Mum Forum posts in your news feed everyday!


go to the Single Mum Australia Facebook Page go to Twitter singlemum.com.au



Singlemum.com.au Product Reviews

Single Mum Product Reviews Index






Go to Children's Product Reviews

Family & Children's Products

Reviews for products related to children and parenting...
Go to Children's Product Reviews
Go to children's live shows & concert reviews

Family & Children's Live Shows & Concerts

Exclusive articles written about the single mums lifestyle...
Go to Children's Live Show & Concert Reviews
Go to children's outings and attraction reviews

Children's Outings & Holiday Attractions

Reviews for children's outings, attractions & school holiday activities...
Go to Children's Outings & Attractions Reviews
Go to Single Mum DVD Product Reviews

Children's DVD Reviews

Reviews for the latest Children's and Family Movies, Cinema and DVDs...
Go to Single Mum children's DVD Reviews
Go to toy and bike reviews

Toys and Bike Reviews

Reviews for children's toys and bicycles...
Go to Single Mum toys and bike reviews
Go to book reviews

Book Reviews

Reviews for both adult and children's books...
Go to book reviews






Would you like your product reviewed by SingleMum.com.au? Click here to learn more!





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.