A Guide to Family Dispute Resolution Mediation Services
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by Patricia C.
18h ago
Family law issues are often emotional and difficult. They often leave family members feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, and unable to resolve the situation on their own. Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) Mediation is a valuable tool in helping separated families navigate difficult situations in a constructive and dignified manner.  In this guide, we will explore the principles and processes of FDR Mediation. We will outline how it can effectively address conflicts within families and promote positive communication and understanding. FDR Mediation may provide a safe and neutral space for all p ..read more
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Best websites for single parents: Support in Australia 2024
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by Beanstalk Single Mum Team
2w ago
It takes a village to raise a child. But sometimes it could feel like you’re all alone, especially if you’re freshly divorced. You start questioning your life choices. Believe us, separation was the right decision. But still, you will find yourself asking whether that famed “village” is real or just a figment of the Africans’ optimism. Who can you trust to babysit your little one when your boss needs you to go overtime? How do you get adequate child support? Who will listen to you vent when all this single parenting gets overwhelming? Who will talk you out of reconciling with your ki ..read more
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The advantages of being a single mum in Australia
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by Beanstalk Single Mum Team
2w ago
Being a single parent is no walk in the park. But it’s also filled with some great benefits, especially Down Under. Here, single mothers are not just getting by; we are thriving in a supportive and vibrant community. If you are new to this, I got you, mumma. I’m a single mum, and in this article, I will list the perks of being a single mother in Australia. I might even tell you what my favourite perk is! Join me as I list the many ways single mamas are rocking it, and I’ll show you why raising kids on your own can be a wonderful journey. Benefits of being a single Mum in Australia 1. Priority ..read more
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How to cope with loneliness as a single parent
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by Sally Love
2w ago
Most of the time, I would describe myself as happy and fulfilled in my role as a single parent. I live for the daily hugs, the butterfly kisses and the sweet just-before-bedtime snuggles. Coping with loneliness as a single parent is usually not an issue on my radar. I do not fit the misguided stereotype of lonely single mums who are pining for a new boyfriend or husband. Nor do I want to get back together with my ex. You won’t find me in bars frequented by commitment-phobic guys who almost exclusively “date” lonely single mothers. In fact, if you ask my family or friends, the term “l ..read more
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Children’s books about divorce and separation: Helping Kids Cope 2024
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by Sally Love
2w ago
Parenting is hard, but parenting through divorce is harder. While dealing with our emotions, we must also help our kids understand and cope with the situation. Thank goodness for a wonderful range of children’s books about divorce and separation that are easily accessible these days to help kids cope. Whether your kids are into colourful picture books or more on-point references, my specially curated list of books is comforting, stigma-free, and provides coping mechanisms. Many of my picks are written by children psychologists or formed from years of research. SEPARATION & DIVORCE BOOKS FO ..read more
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20 Ways to Show Love for a Child
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by Beanstalk Single Mum Team
2w ago
There are many do’s and don’ts when parenting through separation. They include minimising the disruption to your children’s routines and protecting them from visible conflict. We must also ensure our kids know how much we love them.  This may seem an obvious point, and one you don’t need reminding of, thank you very much. After all, we all love our kids. But that’s just the point. In the aftermath of a divorce, ‘we’ know the love is still there, but do they? Parental separation can tip a child’s fragile world on an axis. Things they had thought permanent are no longer so. They may ev ..read more
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Parenting 101: Complementary Co-parenting and why I love it
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by Sally Love
2w ago
I am prepared to admit that when I became a parent, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. Then, to have to change gears and become a co-parent … well, let’s just say the verb ‘to fumble’ was prevalent in my life. But like all parents, I went with my instincts and found a way. In the process, I developed a new style of shared parenting, which worked wonders for my family. I call it complementary co-parenting. Our parenting setup My situation was this: My ex-husband and I cared for our young daughters with a 50/50 arrangement. He (my ex) was a good, hands-on dad. Our girls effortlessly wrap ..read more
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Top Budget Planner Apps to Save Money in 2024
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by Beanstalk Single Mum Team
2w ago
Best money budget apps to help mums save money Many single mothers use their smartphones every day for various tasks. From checking emails to browsing social media to grocery shopping online, there are plenty of tasks to juggle on the go. However, you may not realise that there is a wealth of apps that you can leverage to help keep your family finances in check, too. Although budgeting may seem like another time-consuming chore, apps have made this task much easier and less stressful. Your financial health can now be controlled literally from the palm of your hand, so why not make the most of ..read more
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Money saving tips for single mums: 21 ways to save money
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by Sally Love
2w ago
One of the biggest challenges of being a single mum is the financial impact. Even so, it can be the last thing on your mind as you navigate the murky waters of a break-up. For many, it’s not until later that the financial implications hit home. You wake up and wonder where the money is going. And then we need all the money-saving tips we can find! According to a survey by Raising Children: “Single mums have 47% less disposable income than coupled families.” Mildly worrying? Or a reason to get proactive to make more money and to save more of what we make? Wouldn’t it be nice to have mone ..read more
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Best jobs for single mums (Flexible Mum Jobs 2024)
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by Beanstalk Single Mum Team
2w ago
Single parents have it tough balancing work and looking after their kids alone. Finding gigs with part-time hours or flexible schedules is key for Mamas juggling childcare and job duties. The best jobs offer a steady income and have flexible hours for handling family stuff. You might need to do some retraining, but it will be worth it. You might even find one that’ll let you work from home! Let’s look at the best flexible jobs for single mums.  Best flexible jobs for single mums  Uber driver Uber tops my list because it saved me when I was looking for a job. Drivers only need a ..read more
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