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

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

Single Mum Australia Product Reviews

Disney DVD - 101 Dalmatians

A Timeless Classic DVD from Disney

15 August 2012 | Product Review

Disney 101 Dalmatians DVD cover

101 Dalmatians, that essential timeless classic from Disney is now available to purchase for your home children's DVD collection.

101 Dalmatians has all the key elements of a great movie - romance, humour, suspense, an evil an added ingredient to get the kids in - 15 adorable black and white spotted puppies! How can 101 Dalmatians not be a kid-hit?!

The movie opens with Pongo a Dalmatian, who lives with his master, Roger. The bachelors meet the loves of their lives - the beautiful Anita who just so happnes to own an equally beautiful Dalmatian, Perdita!

The two couples settle down in newly married bliss. Soon, puppies are on the way for Pongo and Perdita, who welcome 15 bouncy new puppies to the family home - but there is evil afoot! The wicked Cruella De Vil dognaps the 15 puppies with the plan to make herself a doggy-fur coat!

It's dogs (and an unexpected cat!) to the rescue, with an animal network saving the puppies, thwarting the evil Cruella De Vil's plans and winning the day - all of which results in the happy Disney-ending we all love to see.

This 1961 classic loses none of it's charm and likeability, and will have the kids enchanted and enthralled from start to finish. 101 Dalmatians is a classic children's DVD for anyone's DVD collection.

101 Dalmatians is now available on Blu-ray and DVD from 15 August 2012

Read about the 101 Dalmatians sequel, Patch's London Adventure here

Print out your free 101 Dalmatians activity sheet here!

Fun Movie Freebies!

Print out your free, fun
101 Dalmatians activity sheet 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

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.