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Adventures for the Little Ones in Christchurch
Expedia | 19 March 2014

Christchurch is one of the more family-friendly cities, with plenty of places for kids to play and explore. Here is a guide to five of the most fun-filled family activities in the Garden City more...

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5 Fun Mini-Golf Spots Around Perth
Ali Wentworth | 18 January 2014

If you're looking for a fun family activity to enjoy on your next holiday to the Perth region, then you can't go past a few hours spent at a mini-golf range more...

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Packing Tips for a Family Trip to the Big 5 Gold Coast Theme Parks
Theme Park Central | 29 November 2013

The Gold Coast is known as the Theme Park Capital of Australia for a reason and people from all corners of the continent come to experience it more...

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Inspiring a Love of Travel in Your Child
Expedia | 21 November 2013

When you are a kid, everything is new and exciting. This can make for easy overseas holiday entertainment. A fun idea is to spend some time with your son or daughter and devise a holiday wish list more...

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A Single Parent's Guide to the Big Five Theme Parks!
Theme Park Central | 12 November 2013

A round-up of the top 5 Queensland Gold Coast theme parks for the astute single parent traveller! Dreamworld, Seaworld, Movieworld more...

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Frankfurt by Foot: 5 Top City Attractions You Can Walk to
Bree Williams | 3 July 2013

Whether you’re preparing to visit Frankfurt on vacation, for business, or have an airport stop-over, you’ll find many fascinating attractions just waiting to be explored by foot in this great city more...


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Samoa: Your Destination for Natural Beauty and Outdoor Fun
Guest article | 28 March 2013

If you love natural beauty and having fun outdoors, Samoa should be on your list of places to visit. The rainforests, pristine beaches and waterfalls of the 10 Samoan islands will have you feeling like you just stepped into a postcard more...


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Short Getaways for Time-Poor Single Parents
Guest article | 8 March 2013

We all know that when Mumma's happy, the family is happy. As single parents, we face a few more challenges on the road to that happiness (although we also have some things a little easier!). Little luxuries like a Sunday sleep-in are treasured - bigger luxuries like a trip away from home, even more so! more...


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Great iPads Apps to keep the kids busy on long trips
Guest article | 22 February 2013

The iPad has completely revolutionised portable entertainment, and from social networking to editing pictures, there are literally hundreds of things you can do to make your journey that little bit more interesting more...


Visit Bangkok and its five senses..

An Attraction in Bangkok for Each of Your Five Senses
Guest article | 28 December 2012

Bangkok is full of intoxicating aromas, exotic eats and captivating sights. To get the most out of your Bangkok holiday, you’ll want to make sure you see, hear, smell, touch and taste as much as you can while you’re there. Be sure to make time for the following attractions when planning a Bangkok holiday more...


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The Top 5 Places For A Perfect Single Parent Family Holiday
Melissa Davis | 5 November 2012

Being a single parent doesn’t mean that we have to miss out on holidays, and it certainly doesn’t mean that they have to be a chore. If you choose the right destination you can have a perfect holiday that not only the kids will love - but you will too more...

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8 Ways Single Mums Can Travel With Their Children With Autism
Jane Bongato | 25 September 2012

Mums who have children with Autism face unusual challenges. This kind of disability requires that children who suffer have constant supervision and care. For single mums, this can make traveling around Australia, or the world, extremely difficult. Not only will you be handling your own travel schedule, but you will need to take extra precautions to ensure that you and your baby arrive to your destination in as easy a way as possible more...


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The Impatient Parent’s Guide To Tackling Travelling Tantrums
Sophie White | 22 July 2012

"I don't like this food! It's too hot here! I want my own room! Can't we just go home?" Travelling with tots in tow can sometimes feel like taking a trip with ticking time bombs - you find yourself constantly worrying what will set them off and how you'll survive. Holidays are supposed to be a time of relaxation and fun, but travelling with kids can be hard work. Fortunately, there are some tried and tested techniques you can use to restore the peace quickly more...

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6 Best Family Friendly Activities in Australia
Single Parent Travel
Kristy Alexander | 1 April 2012

Nowhere else in the world will you find such an incredible mix of unique outdoor adventures, fascinating cultural activities, child-friendly museums and opportunities to experience nature first-hand. So, why spend thousands on overseas airfares when you have endless options right here at home in Australia? 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.

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