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"The Sweetest of Gift Hampers" gift hamper

This week we were sent "The Sweetest of Gift Hampers", a gorgeous hamper from the renown The Hamper Emporium.
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Dyson D54 Vacuum Cleaner

With such longevity, it seemed good economics to me to buy the newest and best Dyson home-vacuum available, so without many questions I purchased a Dyson DC54 Animal large vacuum cleaner.
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SwimZip Toddler Swimsuits

You don't have to sacrifice swim-style for function anymore - SwimZip Swimwear is the ideal solution to buying that super-cute frilly swimsuit for your toddler, without compromising on sun protection.
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Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover

Stylish and truly ultra-light, this handy little keyboard is the perfect companion for your iPad - once you've tried it, you will wonder how you managed without it!
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Reading Eggs Review

If you are thinking about trying the ABC Reading Eggs program with your pre or early-schooler, prepare to lose your computer - because the kids will be lining up to get onto the Reading Eggs website as often as you'll let them!...
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Skwirk Interactive Schooling

When I first sat down at the computer with my Kindergarten-student daughter to have an introductory look at Skwirk, I had allowed myself some time to help guide her until she felt she was able to navigate it herself - so much for that plan...
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No More Nasties Baby Trolley Covers

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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.

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