She’s adored for her honesty and love of real talk, and the latest Instagram post from The Modern Mumma‘s Mel Watts is no different.
Sharing an image of herself with son Ayden on Tuesday, the blogger and mum of three tells the story of her first years as a single parent, and how making things work financially can be one of the hardest and near impossible jobs a parent will ever have.
“I often get asked what do I do with my kids’ clothing once they’ve outgrown it,” Watts’ post begins.
“Majority of it goes to second hand shops. You see there is a part of my life that hasn’t been broadcasted. A part where I struggled more than you’ll think,” she said.
Watts explained that nine years ago she separated with Ayden’s father, becoming a single mum of one. “I had bills, rent, food shopping and commitments like everyone else does,” she continues, adding that despite being on the single parent pension and having financial support from Ayden’s father, times were still tough. Especially when it came to clothing a fast-growing child.
“I was getting $900 a fortnight. Sounds a lot, right?! I still remember vividly what my money went on,” she continues before breaking it down. (Post continues after gallery.)