TV personality, Carrie Bickmore has spoken out about the backlash that Rachael Finch has received since revealing that she occasionally sends her daughter to her grandma’s house to spend time alone with her husband.
Speaking to Stellar Magazine, Carrie, a fellow mum, defended Rachael’s comments and parenting style.
“She might as well have put her hand in a blender,” the 36-year-old said.
“The immediate reaction was vicious outrage. In a world where there is so much to be outraged about, where does the energy for this come from?”
Rachael made headline last year when she revealed her daughter spends weekends with her grandmother (husband Michael Miziner's mum).
“Every weekend Violet goes to Mish’s [her husband Michael Miziner] mum’s house, and we get our weekend to ourselves. I think that’s incredibly healthy for the relationship. And on Sunday, when we pick her up, we have 100 per cent energy back,” the 28 year old said.
Carrie went on to describe parenting in the age of social media as “risky business” as parents continue to publicly shame other parents’ techniques.
“Post your latest birthday cake creation and you'll be shamed for setting standards too high for other mums,” she said.
“Share a pic of your kid's school lunch and someone will point out how chocolate crackles are the first step to childhood obesity.”
This is the second time that the mother of two has defended a fellow celeb mum.
Last year the mother-of-two defended Zoë Foster Blake who came under fire for posting too many photos of her son on social media.
“I used to be so private with Ollie, never put any photos of Ollie out there, because all I want is for him to have the most normal upbringing,” Carrie said on The Project.
“To go to school and not have photos of him everywhere. But then, when photos of him and Evie started appearing in magazines taken by other photographers on the street and stuff, it was almost like I wanted a bit of ownership back.”
This article originally appeared on WHO