About

Hi, I’m Jess, a freelance writer.

I live with my family of four in a peaceful country town in regional New South Wales.

I write for some of Australia’s biggest parenting websites, including: Essential Kids, Essential Baby, Kidspot, and Mamamia.

You can find me on Instagram!

If you’d like to get in touch, please send an email to: totallymotherhood@gmail.com

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To read some of my published work, click the links below:

Sleep deprivation is a form of torture

How the pictures on the NICU walls saved me

Why you shouldn’t put off packing your hospital bag

8 things that can make pregnancy hard to embrace

When anxiety creeps up on you in the early days of motherhood

There is no hell quite like grocery shopping with more than one small child

The four words I am sick of repeating all day long 

The NICU moments I’ll never forget

Why Playgroup wasn’t for me

– My baby’s stay in the NICU turned me into a germaphobe

When anxiety creeps up on you in the early days of motherhood

 I thought being a 1950s housewife would be easy… I was wrong

I don’t want to be a “Helicopter Mum” but I am… for your child’s safety

– My doctor was wrong about my son’s stutter

– Why I’ve asked my family to boycott gifts this Mother’s Day

– The lessons from a 90-year-old that will change the way you parent

– My ‘old-fashioned kids’ have never played on an iPad

– Why I will never buy my kids a Kinder Surprise

I tried to be a Pinterest Mum – and failed 

Two kids under 2 – The Early Days

Don’t ask a stay-at-home-mum this question

I hate to judge, but clean your child’s face!

Four places I won’t take my kids

Do you know what your kids really think of you? 

– Fussy eater? More like spoilt brat. Or so I thought…

– My toddler said something that finally made me quit smoking

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