The Project host has come to the defence of fellow mum Rachael Finch, in a column about parenting in the age of social media for Stellar Magazine.
Carrie Bickmore wrote that the former Miss Universe Australia and TV personality may as well have “put her hand in a blender” after revealing her daughter spends weekends with her grandma so Rachael and her partner can spend quality time together.
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“She was, unsurprisingly, pilloried for being, you guessed it, ‘selfish’,” Bickmore wrote, adding that nobody can know how much time Finch spends with her child during the week.
“Perhaps she might spend more time with her daughter during the week than a lot of other mums or wishes to maintain a healthy relationship with her hubby,” she said.
Carrie – who has two children of her own – said she was at a loss as to why the public is so outraged with other people’s parenting decisions where there is “so much to be outraged about” in the world.
“There is nothing wrong with having an opinion. But do we really need the vitriol?” she asked.
Bickmore added that she’d had her own run-in with how social media has made sharing the experience of parenting different.