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Hi, I'm Jess... and I like to write, mostly about motherhood

Hi there! Thanks for being here, My name is Jess and I am a writer and poet. I live in New Zealand with my husband and have, (what once were) two under two human babies who are now 3 and 4, and two fur babies. I am an author of three poetry books, 'From One Mom to a Mother', 'All I See Is You' & 'My After All'. As well as a children's picture book on emotions called 'The Rainbow in my Heart', inspired by my little man (which made it to No.1 Best Seller... just quietly) Shop for these here. I love blogging and writing down my thoughts and in turn have a beautiful community on Instagram and Facebook of other like minded mothers who are here for the messy and beautiful truth of motherhood.

Now informally....

If I don’t remember your name it’s because I was concentrating so hard on being friendly and not smiling awkwardly that I literally just did not hear your name.

 

Since becoming a Mum I have no time for fake, real talk gives me back my energy.

I bite the inside of my cheeks a lot, I worry, I suffered from post natal anxiety and I write a lot of lists, I have lists everywhere.

 

I love singing ballads like Adele, but would actually love to rap like Jay-Z given the chance.

I never eat a banana before picking that weird dark grey thing off the bottom, I realise I’m passing this complex onto my children.

Some days I’m just so overwhelmed I’ll either yell at “the animals” for being in my way or I’ll stop and talk to them in my weird voice reserved only for them.

I’m petrified of moths, I can’t stand it when people say “they won’t hurt you”. They hurt my happiness.. so there.

 

I used to hate my dimple in my chin, now both my kids have it, so now I love it.

I’ve been writing poetry since 5 years old, I wrote a really dark piece at age 10, although maybe only I knew it was dark because it was framed and put in the school reception.

My son is Highly sensitive, I know now that I won’t be having a third child. I probably wouldn’t have anyway, but I want to give him as much of me as possible.
It’s incredibly challenging & oh so beautiful.

And that's what I talk about, the highs and the lows, the things that maybe you're thinking too but haven't said... yet.

 

Thanks so much for being here and don't forget to follow along on Facebook and Instagram.

I love when my words are shared but please don't forget to credit me!

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Jessica Urlichs

Creator & Author