Couple’s 52 “Child-Free” Weekends Each Year Causing A Stir

August 25, 2017
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When you see the headline “Meet the Couple Who Enjoy Child-Free Weekends, Every Single Week” you realize it’s possible for parents to actually enjoy their weekends free from early morning wake-up calls, swimming lessons, fights over toys, ballet recitals, and family-friendly restaurants.

But how did they do it? Do they have an endless line of babysitters at their disposal?Or did they have a nanny who took their children home with her on the weekends?

The couple making the headline are Rachael Finch, an Australian Dancing With the Stars star and her husband, Michael Miziner (Mish).

The reason they spend their weekends child-free is all because Miziner’s parents take the couple’s 2-year-old daughter, Violet, to stay with them each weekend.

Speaking to Sunday Style, Finch said, “Every weekend [Violet] goes to Mish’s 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 percent energy back.”

That quote has gotten Finch into some hot water with mothers all over the world. “Ummm, I can understand wanting time every now and then to reconnect and focus on one’s relationship, but every weekend?!? Why have kids if they are shuffled around to other family members all the time?!?,” read one Facebook comment.

Another read, “Pathetic! No, I wouldnt want every weekend ‘child-free’. I actually enjoy my kids!!! And….I didnt become a parent so I could get a sitter every 5 minutes and leave my kids without a parent.”

The backlash came swift and hard, leading Finch to respond via Instagram.

Truth is, no one should be criticizing her parenting decisions. It’s their decision ultimately

Finch’s daughter is just 2 years old, so it will be interesting to see just how long her arrangement works. It probably won’t be forever.

But for now, they’ve found an arrangement that gives them the freedom they want and helps their daughter form a wonderful relationship with her grandparents!


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