Guilt, Am I Enough?

Guilt, Am I Enough?

Guilt ‘ am I enough, am I a bad parent, do I give enough? I’m exhausted, I want to sleep I love my baby I want to sleep I’m hungry, The dishes need washing, I need a bath, The shopping needs to be done, I need to eat, The baby is crying, I’m...
Wow That’s What All Mum’s Need

Wow That’s What All Mum’s Need

Long before I became a Doula, while I was child minding. One of my parents was expecting baby no 2. Her husband was from the middle east and she told me, that as soon as she could fly after giving birth she was going to Oman. There she would be pampered, cared for,...
A Doula Is Like Nanny Mc Phee

A Doula Is Like Nanny Mc Phee

I often hear parents say “I wish I had you when I had my baby” or “I pushed through, I felt I had to”. Why is it so hard for us to accept that sometimes we need help? Why do we feel we need to justify spending money on support or help that will...
Parents & Families Amaze Me All The Time

Parents & Families Amaze Me All The Time

Parents and families amaze me all the time, I am often left in awe of what I see. This morning was one of those times. Sitting having breakfast at our hotel (we took a few days off) there is a family beside us. This is what most people would class as, a busy house....
Contented Baba Feeding Among Chaos

Contented Baba Feeding Among Chaos

Yesterday I got caught up in the mad traffic tailbacks and the craziness of the Mayo V Dublin match. I was on the N4 and like many when I got to Ballinalack I stopped off at the Texaco garage for a break. Anyone that does that route knows it well it’s where you meet...
I am your Doula

I am your Doula

Dear Momma, I know having a newborn in your home is hard. I know you are feeling overwhelmed and I know you are feeling scared. I also know you are doing the best you can with where you are right now.  I would like to tell you that you don’t have to do this...