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Jessica O
Jessica O
I say um about a billion times a day!!!

So about me…..this is the part where I am supposed to tell you about me. Um..Well ok.
I am Jess. The Um Mum.
I have called myself the Um Mum for 2 reasons.
Firstly I say um about a billion times a day and I am acutely aware of it since it was pointed out at a speech I did a few years ago for a performance launch. I am convinced since then I have gotten considerably worse.
The second is I hear…um…mum from my 7 year old and toddler about a trillion times a day that now it’s just really my new adopted name in our house. Every single thing begins with…um…mum.
Anyway, like I said I am Jess and I am 33 years old with 4 Children, Byron 8, Evelyn 3, Elizabeth ( Zuzu) 18 months and baby Darcy. I have a beautiful, extraordinary husband whom I adore!
I have a background in performing arts as well as early childhood education and am currently studying nutrition. I like to keep busy! Our life changed when our eldest son was diagnosed with Autism, and from then our world burst into chaos, colour and took a whole new meaning. We are a tight little tribe and love sharing our journey on this cray ride called parenthood!

My Stories

Socialising outside the Media!

I made a challenge for myself a while back. And I encourage you all to do this too.For months I was getting down and out and ultimately it was stemming...

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Baby Haze

Yes they haze you! Those sweet, little bundles of joy. With their soft skin and amazing smelling heads. That little face of heaven you could just stare at for hours..Those...

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Health and Fitness


The Anxiety Wellness Queen

With Anxiety on the rise especially amongst women, I thought it would be good to talk with my friend Amanda who is an Anxiety coach, dedicating her life to helping...

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The Salem Mummy Blogger Trials

The irony of writing this post is not lost on me... trust me when I say this!? Lately, I've personally become a lot more aware of mummy blogger bashing that...

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5 Easy Ways to beat the Clutter! 

5 Easy Ways to beat the Clutter! It's so easy and busy families to accumulate lots of things in our homes. Everyone needs different things and as we grow our needs...

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The War of the Baby Names!

One of the most exciting parts when having a baby is the naming process! Although at times it can be overwhelming, it is one of those choices that is rather...

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Is Parenting “HARDER “ Now? 

This is a question that has been presented to me several times in the past few months. Actually let me correct myself. It’s been given to me as a statement,...

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Sibling Wars

I'll begin this post with saying that I have zero answers to this dilemma! But if you are in the same boat as me then you can take comfort in...

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