Gooseberry and raisin crumble 🙌🏼 too good 🌟 so today I picked some gooseberries from my garden, they taste so much better when they’re freshly picked ☺️🌿 I’ve now only got 2 exams left n I can’t wait... ready for summer, definitely needed 🌾
What’s amazing about relationships is their ability to transcend over time and have a huge impact on our behaviors, well-being, income, happiness, and even longevity. By letting others in as a single parent we create support we really need, guidance and an ear and when we come together for mutual benefit such as getting ahead financially and reducing stress because of this we create something deeper which will last a lifetime if continued to be well built.
You can do this journey alone and proud or you can do it with another and make it an adventure. #LifeIsWhatYouMakeOfIt
We believe every person in Australia should have access to safe and secure housing. It’s an integral part of maintaining good health and feeling part of a community. A shortage of affordable housing and high rents means people on low incomes are increasingly vulnerable to homelessness. Single parent families, in particular, spend the most on housing as a percentage of their weekly gross income. #SingleParentStruggles
ShareAbode works with single parents in the area of social housing support by connecting single@parents with one another to consolidate and share a home, rent, expenses, household duties, sometimes parental duties and gain support and friendship for themselves and children.
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“Having been faced with the prospect of only being able to afford to rent a tiny unit in a run-down area, together we were able to afford a large, modern house. Emotionally, the support of living with someone who totally understood what I was going through, and who I could compare notes with, was instrumental in me being able to get back on my feet sooner rather than later.” Exert from an email of a single mum and her experiences and thoughts about house sharing
“What an excellent idea!! Fantastic concept & congrats for being a total genius, How many women put up with or go back to bad situations because they don’t have the knowledge, support & finances to go it alone…..you very well may have just saved some lives and souls with this brilliant concept as well.”
Across Australia, roughly seven in every 10 single-parent families seeking emergency accommodation are turned away, according to a report released by the Australian Institute of Health. #SadFact
Studies show single parents are limited in job choice because of the parental duties, the limited hours available with school pick up and drop off and the high costs of rent and everyday expenses cause the living payday to payday so if an unexpected bill comes up or they loose heir job it can be the difference between a roof over the head or living in their car or wherever they can until hey can scramble back into a better position financially.
If two single parent families combined their rent and living expenses instead of struggling pay check to pay check they would have individually a bigger buffer for tight times and less likely to end up on the streets. A little less me time and a bit noisier a household is much more appealing than the stress and sadness of the alternative. #WeAreStrongerTogether
We now have in total one amazing single mum who wants to open her home up for sharing with another single mum and NINE single mums that want to find another single mum to connect and share a home with. #SharingIsCaring
Click the link in our bio to see if anyone of these single parents suit you.
On behalf of #shareabode I’ve been given the opportunity to shout it out and bring some awareness to the challenges that single parents in Australia face with a key focus on housing, rent and living expenses #SingleParentStruggles
Stay tuned on IG Stories for what this amazing opportunity is in a few hours it will be all happening. #SoGreatful
Today as a celebration of the media we received last week we wanted to kick off with a bit of an incentive for all of you single parents wanting to house share but have not yet taken the plunge 😀
Any new home seeker or home sharer profiles created in our system from today until Wednesday this week will go into the draw to win a $150 Westfield Gift Voucher #IncentiveIsGood
The guidelines are simple:
1. Sign up and Create a Profile Listing
All listings will be verified to be accurate and a true listing. If you need my assistance contact us and do the sign up and create listing and contact via the link in our bio and HAVE FUN 😁
Parenting is a juggle, a long term juggle and when it’s just you, it’s a real double juggle. There is an art, a finesse and practice over time that makes the juggle a bit easier and as kids get older things do become a bit easier as their independence grows. Easier in some respects, not all #ItsNotAWalkInThePark
Why are some of your struggles as a single parent and how do you juggle them?
Single Parent Discrimination ... 😬
I’ve spent quite a few days going deep into the idea of discrimination against single parents when it comes to renting properties. I know it’s a big word and it’s a heavy sentence with a myriad of emotional justifications, excuses, denials and plain #IGotNoIdea responses from those that handle the rental market 🤭
From my experience it took a long time to get a rental on my own as a single mum of two and I was up against why they call ‘family applicants’ which is the nuclear family of mum and dad and kids. #FrustratingTimes
I’m interested to get opinions on this from you, my followers about your opinions or experiences. Do you think this exists or is it a misused term and why?
Thank you to @mamamiaaus for the opportunity to showcase @shareabode and my single parenting journey so far #MakingSomeWaves
Each bit of exposure goes a long way to creating awareness, getting sign ups which build the database which give me a chance to match single parents for house sharing. And this is starting to happen #Celebrations
I hope you enjoy the article and you can view it in full by clicking the link in my bio
Is humanity unified today? Do we work together towards our common good? Have the ‘National Governments’ of each country ever come together and declared in one voice and heart, ‘It’s time that we stopped fighting amongst ourselves and started to truly work together, for the good of all people throughout the world’. No. No. And No again.
What happens when we unite towards our common good? How would the world change?
How about uniting as single parents to solve a common theme of homelessness and poverty? There are over 961 thousand one parent families in Australia #MassiveNumbers
So you may well be asking at this point, ‘If the Government and current resources can’t fix the problems, how can I possibly make a difference with ShareAbode’? First of all – UNITY is absolutely essential and I am creating exposure so those which can help and those which are single parents can start working together towards this collective good #TogetherWeAchieveMore
Secondly there must be passionate leadership and as a single mum I’ve been there and done that and I am dedicated to this idea. So here’s how you can make a difference. Support this idea. Talk to others about supporting this idea. Share this post with them. Supporting an idea doesn’t cost anything. But it’s from supporting an idea – like choosing to fly to the moon – that the idea starts to gather the necessary momentum and power to become a reality! #YouHaveThePower
When each of us contributes our support, the combined strength that we generate grows, and ‘by that very action’, takes us one step closer towards the unity that we need to change our single parent community for the better.
Remember – Ideas are not just ideas. They are the seeds of action that change the world! #MakersGonnaShare
Have you seen the Sunday Telegraph today? If so check out page 34 for an article about ShareAbode and how it was founded my me. It’s our first news printed article and j am thrilled for the opportunity #veryblessedverygrateful
Here’s hoping this article helps bring more awareness to the housing challenges faces by single parents in Australia #makingachangeforthebetter
Social media was on my list of seconds for the last 3 days because family came first. I packed up the car and drove 4 hours to see my children’s half sisters (I still consider these girls my step daughters) and having not seen them since Dustin’s 3rd birthday it was such a wonderful reunion and last few days #mykidsmeantheworldtome
Tomorrow we head back home and to reality much to the sadness of the goodbyes this afternoon.
Why am I posting this, aside from the being absent of posting and coming back and saying hellooooo .. Well, this weekend is the perfect example of untraditional family and the reality that you CAN choose your family and those in your life. I didn’t have to choose to remain in contact with my children’s half sisters but I did and always will because I WANT them in my life and my children’s lives #blendedfamilylove
Do you have a unique family unit? Do you believe that you can actually choose your ‘family’? I’d love to hear others opinions on this
My heart feels lighter, my soul seems brighter and I can’t hide the smile from my face when I see photos like this. It’s just all about love. It’s my mum with my little boy and girl and these three have made my life equally much more challenging and beautiful. #singlemumhappymum
When I first became a single mum I lost a relationship and a dream which had kept me going, no matter how hard it got I always held onto the dream. I see now it wasn’t the dream I was supposed to have and that’s OK as I have come to terms with it. Through the hard times and tough emotions of the first single parent stages I found when I reached out support and unconditional love and acceptance without question from my mum. My mum and I were not on the best terms prior to this, a not estranged and damaged by one another but this journey I chose to take has reconnected us and to be honest I don’t know what I would do without her #greatfulforeverything
There is always a silver lining of you look hard enough and my silver lining is having my mum in my life and my children’s lives and their faces when they see her light up my heart and I am so grateful for this for them. #singlemumsupport
With her support I continue to be strong for myself and for my children, if you haven’t got a support network, find just one / one person who has your back and your kids adore will change his single parent journey around for you. Don’t know where or how to find this, DM me and together we can find ways to create this for you and your little family #mumsupportmums