It is true that money can make things easier, especially for a single mother like me. It is tiring to take care of two kids and raise them with enough resources to guarantee their future. However, it is a different learning experience for your children and for yourself if money is quite difficult to produce at such a time.
My two kids and I shared a small room apartment that I had rented for a feasible sum as the landlord was kind. I had a work as a waitress in London and it paid well. Meanwhile, my two children studied in the public schools. With welfare and some of our earnings, we managed to make it night after night. We may not enjoy some luxuries, but we learned how to produce our own.
Jacques, being unable to buy some good toys during his age, would ask me to buy him some. At this time, some of my neighbours taught me how to create toys that impart learning, not just enjoyment. I honed my skills at papercraft and papier mache, to which both me and Jacques enjoyed doing. Today, he claims that it sparked his creativity.
Meanwhile, Stephanie found enjoyment in creating structures using blocks and leftover LEGO blocks from our neighbour to nourish her imagination. Eventually, she said this inspired her to have architecture as her primary course.
If I had lots of money, my two children will not be as creative or who they are simply because they will be different versions of themselves. These values we have learned having nothing is the most important treasure of all that not even money could buy.