Rachael Finch has raised some eyebrows over the weekend admitting that every weekend her daughter stays at Grans house.

Rachael, who is married to dancer Michael Miziner, admits they have Friday and Saturday nights child free while Violet, 2, stays with Michael’s mother.

During the week the couple take turns to care for Violet, alternating around their work schedules. Then from Friday night to Sunday morning they have time to themselves while Grandma takes over.

“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 per cent energy back.” Finch told the Sunday Style.

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Susie O’Brien who writes for the Herald Sun ponders the very question that instantly popped into my head, “I can’t help feeling that it’s a little sad. There’s not much time for the three of them to be together, and surely they’re missing out on some of that precious family downtime? You know, the lazy Saturday afternoon veg out time where the only priority is to be together, even if you’re not really doing anything much.”

Susie questions, “It also might be good for Finch and Miziner’s relationship, but is it good for their relationship with their daughter?”

When do they get family time? Movie night? Park play dates?

Would this work for your family?

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  • I dont see that there is any problem here. As long as they spend time with their daughter. Its also important that the child gets to spend time with the grandparent.


  • I think it is important to nurture the family and couple’s relationship.


  • I don’t agree with this.. Why do you need EVERY weekend? Hmmm


  • She’s very lucky to have a mother willing to do that for her. Personally I never did and I never would.


  • I was never in the position to have help from my family as we always lived in different countries since we have kids. Personally I love to spend time with my family (kids included) in the weekend and I don’t desire them gone for the whole weekend, but we’re all different and that’s ok.


  • Lucky you – enjoy it while you can. It never happened for me, but I don’t begrudge it to those who can organise it.


  • It sounds like whoever wrote this has already judged this family. It might not be the same way you bring your family up, and it’s not the same way I bring my family up, but not everybody parents the same. And you know what, that’s ok. You don’t know the ins and outs of this family. Plus, there is plenty of research to show that children benefit emotionally and educationally from being around grandparents. I’m sure however they bring their kids up, so long as it’s done with love they’ll be fine.


  • Wow, my Mum was very hands on to give us a break during the day for a coffee, or to take my son for a walk in the pram. But I was always mindful of not ‘using’ my Mum. My son and Mum have a great relationship, but we looked forward to weekends as a family to relax with our child. Interesting concept and it obviously works for them, but not for me.


  • We have date nights and time to ourselves but not every weekend


  • Good on them for choosing to do what’s right for their family. What is considered ‘normal’ is really just what is common in our society. It doesn’t mean it works for everyone. What about the parents who work full time, get home in time to put their kids to bed and that’s it?


  • Being a single income family with hubby working full time, our weekends are sacred for family time. Once every month or two he and I will have date night where my mum looks after our four kids but every week is a bit much. Each to their own and I don’t like judging other people’s decisions particularly when it comes to family but I personally wouldn’t out that pressure in my mum or want to send my kids away every weekend.


  • If it work’s for them that is their choice!


  • Sounds lovely. And being a nan, I would love to be able to do this with my grandson. I think every weekend is a bit much tho. Maybe one weekend a month. As a mum, I looked forward to family time on the weekends


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  • I think every weekend is to much. Once a month would be what I deem appropriate.


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