Over the years of blogging under the name – The Modern Mumma I stepped away and started showing up as myself, Mel Watts. Being a parent to four (4yrs – 14yrs) I’m one more “she breathed in my direction” from turning myself into a loose canon. I write about my life as a single mum, teenage pregnancy, body issues, marriage, mental health, owning two successful businesses and everything else in between. Hoping that if someone felt alone they could leave here knowing we’re all a lil crazy and that’s normal.

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9 months out – Indie

9 months out of the womb – previously written on IG 2016. In the last 9 months I have never slept so little in my life. In the last nine months I have suffered my worst anxiety I have ever experienced. Having a new baby is exhausting and life just doesn’t stop. The bills still […]

Honeymoon. Abuse. Honeymoon. Amuse.

Part one. Honeymoon. Abuse. Honeymoon. Amuse. In the depth of my relationship I was too familiar with fear, It became who I was sleeping with every night. The warm breathe in my ear. I knew the words off by heart, “it wasn’t my fault, I’m tired and stressed” All of these signs showed from the […]


INDIES SKIN ECZEMA & MOLLUSCUMMy inbox gets sooooo many messages a day from worried parents whose children also suffer either one of these or both like we did. I’m going to refer to the photos of image 1 being the first image of the skin etc. I have no professional medical advice to give but I […]

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