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Disney DVD - Beauty And The Beast


Disney Vault Alert!

6 July 2012 | Product Review




Disney Beauty And The Beast DVD cover

Beauty And The Beast is a true Disney classic that should be on the shelves of everyone's childhood DVD collection. But be warned! Time is running out to secure your own copy, with this much-loved movie returning into the Disney Vault on 31 July!

Beauty And The Beast is a tale of the power of love.

We meet the beautiful Belle, a carefree, happy girl that dares to defy convention by reading books and having a mind of her own. One day, her whole life changes when she finds herself imprisoned by a hideous Beast, in exchange for her Father's safe release.

Belle at first resents the Beast, but in time comes to know and love him - beneath his gruff exterior lies the bravery and heart of a true prince.

One of the many delights for children in this movie is the Beast's enchanted staff that care for Belle while she stays in the Beast's castle - talking, dancing household objects, that are absolutely endearing. The elegant Angela Lansbury is Mrs Potts the teapot, with her son Chip, a cute little tea-cup. There's the wardrobe, the candle-stick, and of course Cogsworth the clock.

In the end, it is the Beast's true love for Belle, and the love of Belle for the Beast that finally release him from the spell, and turns him back into the handsome Prince.

Beauty And The Beast is a magical story that will have the children both enthralled and delighted with it from start to finish. But don't be mistaken in thinking that this is just a DVD for the children - Mums may also find themselves even more swept up in the romance of the tale than their kids! With the spectacular music score and captivating love story with a perfect happy ending - what more could you ask for in a movie?!

Beauty And The Beast is available on Blu-ray and DVD and goes back into the Disney Vault on 31 July 2012 - so don't miss out!


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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.

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