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ATTENTION SYDNEY SIDERS! This year, Single Mother Survival Guide has decided to run (okay, probably walk) the City2Surf and we'd love you to join and support us to raise money for a great cause!

We are raising money for the Lokahi Foundation Australia, a not-for-profit set up by single mum and domestic and family violence survivor, Rachael Natoli. The Lokahi Foundation enable and empower women who have been the victims of domestic and family violence to reclaim their lives and reach their full potential through their ongoing case management. Your money will go directly to funding caseworkers for these women!

If you raise $250 or more, we will refund the registration fee to you so you race for free! We will also have awesome T-shirts for everyone! Please register with us by 28th July at the very latest so we know how many t-shirts to order, and email me so I can give you the fundraising details. Run in any starting group you like, or run with us. We will be starting the race at 9:05am in the Westpac Yellow Start Group, so unfortunately, no young children can join us in that group. And if for some reason, you can't make the race, feel free to  join us at the finish line!

It's going to be lots of fun and you'll help raise money for a great cause in the process. Please note - you do not have to be a single mum to run with us. All are welcome!

If you can't make it but would like to make a donation to support the Single Mother Survival Guide Team in raising money for the Lokahi Foundation, we would be so grateful <3

Are You a Single Mum? I Can Help You!

Becoming a single mum is one of the most daunting and overwhelming life changes someone will ever go through. Whether you are pregnant or have teenagers, you will most likely be confused and struggling with what to do next. I became a single mum in 2013 when my daughter was just a few months old and it has been a challenge but rewarding journey ever since. This website was created to assist newly single mothers in all things they may need to know about to get through this tough time.

A good place to start is by downloading the "I'm a single mum... now what?" Essential Guide. Here you will find information on Centrelink and Child Support and all the practical advice for the new single mum to get back on her feet.

The Free Resources provide some useful Hints & Tips and Related Links that may be of interest to you, some resources on where to get help, some information on Online Security and also FAQs. There is also a page with Research if you are interested. This includes useful books, articles, research papers and conference papers etc. on separation, divorce and impacts on children and so on.

Please take some time to read my blog too and listen to the Single Mother Survival Guide Podcast which you can subscribe to here.

Please keep in mind that I am not a lawyer and all the information on this website is information that I have researched or experienced personally. It is by no means a substitute for getting legal advice or advice from a professional psychologist.  

If you are after some online support, I'd love for you to join the Single Mother Survival Guide Support Forum which is a closed group where you can connect with other single mums in a forum and ask / give advice and support. You can click to join this group here.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.

Good luck!

Julia xx

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Julia has been a rock in the 12-18 months of my very shaky relationship. There have been many times I’ve messaged her to say it’s all over and then 2 days later we are trying again. I’m still sorting out my relationship and whether or not it’s finished, but there’s been no judging on Julia’s side. She’s been there responding to my hysterical rambling messages and even called me to talk through my fears and concerns about being a single mum. I’m not sure where the future will take me, every morning I wonder if it’s time to take the leap and join an amazing tribe and show my sons that women are strong and powerful. But I know that Julia will support me no matter what I do, and will (hopefully) always be there to pick me up, wipe the dirt off and get me back on my way again.

S.W Australia

The Single Mothers Survival Guide is a must for women who need support and guidance. Julia (founder) is a positive and inspirational woman who is dedicated to helping others survive through parenthood. Not only this, but she goes above and beyond to provide answers to questions that any parent would want to know… but may not have the resources to ask. I encourage anyone to follow her podcast and social media, and of course get in touch. She is a friendly, warm and clever woman.

C. O Australia

I'm writing to gush and goss about just how effing fabulous you are and to THANKYOU(!!!!!!!) for saving my sleep and my sanity these past few weeks!! If not for you I would be an even bigger sleep deprived and über depressed zombie... I feel so validated and satiated when I hear you repeating back to me the positive affirmations of my newfound situation... you'll never know how much you've done for me xxxxx.

F.M Australia

Single Mother Survival Guide gives me a practical perk-me-up on days when I need it most. I love the podcast interviews with real personalities most because it goes back to the core of who we all are – mothers who are trying their darnedest to make a life for their kids so that they don’t have to recover from their childhood. Thank you Julia for giving us a voice and sharing your heart.

D. G Australia

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