Hi! Just wanted to add I have shared my home with others. I interviewed a few single mums and after working through different parenting styles I found one who was similar to me. She had one daughter and they stayed for 12 months (though in the end I had to ask her to leave as she left most of the parenting to me and wouldn't get out of bed to her own child). Anyway, I now have an awesome single dad who came with a WWC check and a Police Check plus good references. His daughter visits during the day only, and my children and I are not usually around which means my children do not feel their home has been taken over by other children. My flatmate also does afternoon shifts so is not home till midnight and is not usually up when my kids get ready for school and daycare. Win win.