One of the most challenging decisions new mothers make is deciding when it is okay to leave their newborn with others.
Canadian journalist Rebecca Eckler received first-hand experience when she decided to leave her newborn with her fiancé’s mother and nanny to take a 10 week vacation.
“My fiancé runs a charity golf tournament every summer in Mexico,” Eckler said. “I will be tagging along, not to golf, but to lie around, read, visit the spa, and eat a lot of guacamole.”
Eckler, who wrote about her experience on Mommyish.com found that her vacation time was beneficial for both her and her baby.
“A happy mom makes a happy child and you know your child better than anyone else.”
She proudly declared on the website: “Yes, I’m ditching my baby….I think that, even from his early age, I’m teaching him a sense of independence.”
Not everyone could empathize with Eckler’s choice.