Megan Gale hit back at the judgemental parents having a dig at her for daring to go on date night just a week after having her second child.

Megan and partner Shaun Hampson welcomed their second child just over a week ago, Little “Rosie May Dee Hampson”.

Megan shared on Instagram a picture of her and Shaun heading out for a QUICK date night over the weekend. Cue the out cry, how dare she leave that baby!

Megan captioned the photo, “River with his Nanna ✔️
Rosie with her Nonna ✔️
With about 10 mins to get ready my man & I are out for a quick dinner date.
Missing our babies ????but SO important for parents to have some couple time when / if they can grab it”

She later edited her post to add – “For sure we have to devote the majority of our time to our kids. However, IF it can be managed well, stealing an hour or two, here and there as a couple or an individual is a “win” for parents.

Not that you should EVER explain yourself but Megan shared, “In this instance we had left Rosie with my very experienced and capable Mum after I had bathed, dressed, fed her and put her down plus I’d expressed enough milk for two feeds just in case.”

“At the moment she sleeps for 4-5 hours and then feeds again so we knew we had more than enough time for a 1 hour dinner, which was 3mins from our house. And last night was no exception, she slept 6pm-10.30pm.

“With River I barely left the house for the first 6 weeks, out of fear, out of guilt and I lost a little part of myself and also developed what I now feel was a mild case of post natal depression.

If you’ve ensured your child is well looked after in your absence, then there is nothing wrong with some alone time as a couple or as an individual. You’ll be happier people for it and more importantly, better parents.

And her message to the haters, “Oh and to the ignorant, judgemental people projecting negativity on my page, it delights me to inform you that I block and delete instantly. No room for that crap here – this is a place of love & peace. Your comments don’t upset me, they just make me smile and make you look nasty.”

You go girlfriend! Good on you Megan, just ignore the perfect parents.

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  • Just because you go out on a date night without your children doesn’t mean you are irresponsible. Your made sure they were with family and would be looked after. Life doesn’t have to stop because you have a baby. Hope you had a wonderful night and don’t listen to those negative people.


  • I did what Megan did with her first baby with both my babies. That continued til after they left home. They had sleepovers with nan during primary school years. It’s lovely to have a break, so many Mums don’t have that option


  • Hope you had a lovely date night Megan !
    Good on you to grab that moment with your hub and to ignore the negative comments.


  • I don’t think Megan did anything wrong regarding her date night.


  • I do judge people who go on holidays and leave their newborn behind with nan. But dinner for an hour or so when its close to home is a ridiculous thing to get high and mighty at another mum about.

    • Indeed, it was so close to her home. Going on holidays leaving a newborn at home.. no.. I couldn’t either!!


  • Absolutely no reason why they shouldn’t pop out for a meal for an hour – baby was obviously well and truly in good hand! Some people seriously need to get a life and stop attacking others!

    • Yep! There is nothing wrong with going out to dinner or having some special time.


  • I sometimes wonder if there is a touch of envy when people make unpleasant judgmental comments? I would smile and just go on too.


  • way to go Megan! – block and delete – love it – why be negative about stepping out for an hour for dinner, it really isn’t much different if she decided to have a 1hr bath, or sleep for 1hr!


  • Just keyboard warriors with nothing better to do. Do whatever you need to do as a parent, quite clearly the baby was in safe hands.


  • Once again the nasty trolls have reared their ugly heads. Leave parents alone!


  • Couldn’t agree more! Time as a couple is so important. Interesting how some and yes unfortunately usually women feel the need to spread their negativity. It is highly possible to be a loving,caring parent and have a life with some time where your individual needs are met.


  • We all need time out so l can’t see the problem!


  • When my daughter was born over 30 years ago we were given the opportunity for a night out while the nurses cared for baby on the last night before I went home.
    Why are people so bloody judgemental these days ?! Especially when they are not in possession of all the facts.


  • How I would love to be the one to look after a child so you can go out!!! You give such a gift by entrusting you children to their Nonna and Nanna.


  • I honestly don’t see a problem with her behaviour.


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