With the NSW school holidays now entering their second week, my two girls were getting a little bored, but luckily we had been given tickets to visit Taronga Zoo and check out their amazing Free Bird Flight Show Read the Taronga Zoo Single Mum Family review here...
Darling Harbour and the Sydney Aquarium Review
Sydney, New South Wales
I took my little tribe (3 and 5 years old) to Darling Harbour this week, and we had a ball! The thing I love about kids, is how you get to go and do fun stuff under the guise of "taking your kids out" - it's fabulous... Read the Sydney Aquarium Review here
Phillip Island 3 Parks
Searching for school holiday fun? Itís all popcorn, pirates and exploding volcanoes at the Nobbies Centre on Phillip Island with kidsí movies on the big screen and daily ranger led activities Read about Phillip Island here...
A Day Out With Thomas - Train Ride & Carnival Experience Review
Clarence (Lithgow), New South Wales
Few day-trips could please young children more than visiting Thomas the Tank Engine (officially known as "a Day Out With Thomas") at the famous Blue Mountains Zig Zag Railway, located at Clarence, N.S.W. (10 minutes east of Lithgow)... Read the Day Out With Thomas Review here
Taronga Zoo Review
Sydney, New South Wales
...The elephant rides are long-gone now, but Taronga Zoo still shines as a place of childhood happiness and wonderment. The opportunity to rediscover Taronga, this time with my own children aged 4 and 6, was a real treat... Read the Taronga Zoo Review here
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
issues. Child custody is something that hits right at the heart of
. 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
, which resulted in a divorce or separation.
will often still order a form of child custody named
. 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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