Nadia Bartel is the latest mum feeling the need to defend her parenting choices.

This week she is defending her choice to holiday without her toddler.

The style blogger and her AFL star husband, Jimmy Bartel, are currently enjoying the Maldives.

The surprising part? Their two year old son, Aston, is at home with his grandparents.

Her followers were quick to question her decision with many asking “Wow, how do you guys do it? I could not leave my kid behind and go on holiday.”

Nadia soon felt the need to jump in to explain her choice.

“So you would never go on a trip without your baby?” she responded.

“I miss him like crazy but I think it’s important to have time with just us too, this is the first time we have left him in two years.

“But I don’t need to explain myself to you as I normally don’t reply to fake accounts like yours.”

Would you holiday without the kids?

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  • I think its important for couples to still do things together, and if you have someone you trust to care for your child/ren (of any age) i say enjoy. My husband and I took our longest holiday away from our children last year and I believe we should have gone earlier.


  • As long as you don’t go away knowing your child is sick, and the person/people minding your child can contact you in a bad medical emergency, a short break can be a good idea. Most grandchildren have spent short sleepovers with grandparents before the holiday and know the routine the parents use even if it is varied a bit.


  • Who? And who cares less if she goes on holiday? I’m sure the kids fine with the grandparents. Total waste of news space.

    • I was also thinking….who? Never heard of this person before this article. Not someone I follow or hear about across my networks.


  • I think that’s great getting some alone time and a nice holiday away with your partner to keep your relationship on a good level.


  • This is their choice and they shouldn’t have to explain or defend themselves.


  • I think if you as a parent don’t look after yourself then you can struggle giving your kids what you need.

    Not sure I could have done it when she was that young nut I’ve jad a couple of kid free mini breaks now she’s a bit older & yes I missed her so much but it did hubby and I the world of good.


  • and these people are the ones getting divorced once the kids are grown because they forgot their partners and that their relationships are as important as their children


  • It is her choice to do so if she feels comfortable not having having her son with her.


  • Back in 2000, my husband and I went to the Olympics in Sydney and left the kids with grandma. It was great for all of us. Kids were 4, 6 and 8 years old. They were too young to enjoy the Olympics and we took them to the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in 2006 which we all enjoyed!
    We have also had many lovely holidays around the world with the kids, so it’s not like they are missing out!


  • At this age – I would not holiday and have not taken a holiday without the children, however, everyone is different and quite frankly I could not care less how other families holiday. I love to share travel experiences with my family and create beautiful memories.


  • I also wouldn’t go on holiday without my daughter.


  • I wouldn’t do it, but it’s none of my business if someone else does.


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