Blogger on How She Overcame 'Mommy Guilt'

In a Huffington Post blog, Kiri Westby wrote about her decision to take a 10-day vacation without her daughter.
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with an issue that stirs up strong emotions with parents with young kids. Should you go on vacation without them? One mommy blogger generating lots of buzz saying she felt no guilt after leaving her 3-year-old behind for a ten-day vacation and linsey Davis has the story. Reporter: Many mothers struggle with the daunting need to be in several places at once like Miranda in "Sex and the city." Feeling guilty had become a part of Miranda's daily routine. She came up with this creative solution for inner peace. But 37-year-old mom Kerry Westby is taking a different approach saving in a Huffington post blog sometimes in order to maintain inner peace moms need to get away. It's crucial for our children to see motherhood is an addition to one's life and not a subtraction. Reporter: She went all the way to Paris and Italy for ten days, Maia stayed at home with her partner. When a mom says I need some me time the reaction is very much like who are you to take off? This is your role. This is your job. It's very important that moms take permanent time so they can be better parents. It gives them more energy. It makes them feel recharged. Reporter: Westby admits getting over the mommy guilt was daunting at first but she believes it's important to show children that personal time is part of creating a balanced life. Self-love is the most important lesson we can teach our kid. We have this sense of obligation to be with them 24/7. As a mom it's really important you strike a balance between your needs and your children's kneads. Reporter: Westby knows not everybody has the luxury of a ten-day trip. She suggests that something as small as taking a bus ride around town or a trip to the movies alone or even just taking a night off and letting your partner take the reins, whatever it takes to help put the "Me" back in mommy. For "Good morning America," linsey Davis, ABC news, new York.

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