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Megan Gale goes out to dinner, gets mum-shamed for it… because the world is UGH like that

C’mon, guys – the woman’s gotta eat!

By Ellie McDonald
Another day, another round of mum-shaming we’re SO not here for…
New mum-of-two Megan Gale, who just gave birth to her adorable little girl, Rosie, in mid-September, has taken to Instagram to defend her UNTHINKABLE act of grabbing a bite to eat with her partner, AFL star Shaun Hampson.
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^^ Infinite eyerolls.
It all started when Megan posted this seemingly innocent picture of her with Shaun, heading out on a “date night”, leaving the kids with their “Nanna” and “Nonna”.
“Missing our babies but so important for parents to have some couple time when/if they can grab it,” she wrote of their night out.

^^The offending picture.
But wait, Megan: a whole heap of mum-shaming Internet trolls have a bone to pick with you…
Not only that, but it’s funny (by funny, we mean ridiculously sexist) that Megan alone was met with criticism – not Shaun, who, just to remind y’all playing at home, also left his children in tender, loving care on the night of their crime against parenthood.
Nope, just Megan.

“For sure we have to devote the majority of our time to our kids,” Megan edited the original post.
“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.”
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.”

Megan then went on to reveal that she is treating motherhood a little differently to how she first welcomed her little boy, River, into the world, as a means of bettering her mental health.
“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,” she continues.
“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.”
"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 and peace.”
"Your comments don't upset me, they just make me smile and make you look nasty.”
Take that, haters.
If you, or someone you know, is going through post-natal depression, or would like to learn more about it, contact Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia (PANDA) on 1300 726 306 or visit their website: www.panda.org.au.
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