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Human Life Matters Author: Dr. Katie Thomas
Published: April 26, 2010
Human Life Matters
This book provides some keys to understanding the changes of the past 20 years which have increased the workload, pressure and injustices faced by mothers and particularly those faced by single mothers.
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Smart parenting for safer kids Author: Professor Freda Briggs AO
Published: August 2011
Country of origin: Australia
Smart Parenting for Safer Kids
A practical guide for parents on how to keep their children safe from the dangers of modern society. Written by Professor Freda Briggs AO, Australia's foremost expert in child protection, the book draws on her lifetime of experience to educate parents on how to deal with issues such as bullying, sexual abuse and developing children's safety skills.
Can be ordered by phone on 03 9681 7275 or buy online at JoJo Publishing at
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Click here to buy online... Author: Aleta Koman
Published: 25 April 2008
Country of origin: USA
My Ex is Driving Me Crazy: 10 Strategies for Reclaiming Your Life After Divorce
Provides advice about the chronic burdens that often result from conflicts with demanding, vindictive, or dangerous ex-spouses. This book comprises of 10 chapters that cover denial, guilt, communication, damage control and kids.
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Click here to buy online... Author: Shirley Robinson Sprinkles
Published: 15 June 2011
Country of origin: USA
Seven Keys to Successful Single Parenting: From One Who Has Walked the Path
Seven Keys to Successful Single Parenting offers nuggets of wisdom that author Shirley Robinson Sprinkles gained rearing her four children, now all highly successful adults.
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Click here to buy online... Author: Katrina Nsheiwat
Published: 23 June 2010
Country of origin: USA
Fatherless: Growing Up with a Single Parent
Being fatherless herself, Katrina Nsheiwat writes passionately about the broken home in America. According to United States census data, 21.8 million children are fatherless, raised by 13.7 million single parents - 11 million are single moms.
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Click here to buy online... A Single Girl's Guide To Finding Mr Right
Author: "Jasmine Singleton"
Published: September 2009
Country of origin: Australia
A Single Girl's Guide to Finding Mr Right is a novelty notebook that encourages women to take a light-hearted look at the perpetual search for the perfect man. The notebook which claims to reveal research on 'all the sure fire ways to finding the perfect man', is in fact totally blank - a great gift for your single girlfriends.

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Click here to buy online... Single Mummy Business
Author: Jilly Stansfield
Published: December 2010
Country of origin: Australia
Single Mummy Business is about the journey of being a single Mum. This book aims to provide you with support and tips to help you through the ups and downs of being a single mum, from the initial stages of separation to moving on with your life and looking after you

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Click here to find cheapest online copy... Author: Alison Summers
Published: Macmillan Australia - September 2010
Country of origin: Australia
The Girl's Guide to Predators
The games some men play
Have you ever dated a predator, a narcissist or a liar? If these characteristics sound at all familiar, chances are that you have. Psychologists estimate that all women will be put in harm's way, in one form or another, by a predator during their lifetime. At their most extreme, the predator is a sociopath who lures a woman into psychologically-damaging relationships that are almost impossible to walk away from safely

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Click here to find cheapest online copy... Kissing Frogs
Author: Andee Jones
Published: July 2010
Country of origin: Australia
"A psychologist goes looking for love online - and finds trouble!"
Kissing Frogs is both a memoir, and a witty and insightful tour of the online dating scene. This is the middle-aged single gals guide to dating a-la-cyberspace, packed with enlightening observations from both Andee the psychologist, and Andee the ever-hopeful romantic
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See also...
Single Mother Law Books | Single Mothers Books For Children

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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