Parenthood
Storm Keating's lengthy post defending decision to travel with son
'I'm a fantastic mummy'.

'We stick together as a family'.

The mum was forced to defend herself after followers criticised her decision to travel with her son.

Over the weekend, Storm Keating shared a picture of her and her son Cooper about to jet off to Norway.

“Buckling up for another flight,” she captioned the post.

Buckling up for another flight #norwaybound #littleworldtraveller #cooperkeating #cooperthetrooper #loveshisplanes #cute

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However, one follower felt they were seeing far too many of these types of posts and criticised the mum for taking her child away so often, saying:

“Poor bugger," read a comment on the post.

The person behind the comment faced the quick backlash from Storm’s fans and later received a lengthy response from Storm herself defending her decision.

Referring to herself as a “fantastic mummy”, Storm shut down those who criticised her, saying:

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“We think lucky bugger! We could easily employ nannies or staff to look after our little man while mummy and daddy have to work, but despite it taking more effort and organisation, we choose to take him almost everywhere with us.

“We stick together as a family as much as possible - which is a very privileged position to be in - not all families have that luxury!

“Of course, it’s not the easy option for Ronan and me, but we’ll do whatever it takes for our little guy - we don’t want to miss a thing and we don’t want him to miss either of us also.

“Not if we can help it.

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“For Cooper to have two parents who are so hands-on despite their crazy lifestyle and work schedules is a blessing and it shows in Cooper.

"He is the happiest little baba who very rarely even cries and who has been sleeping through the night since he was seven weeks old (12 hours a night since he was four-and-a-half months old!).

“He can go anywhere, sleep anywhere and his routine is flexible. He is so loved by so many (not to mention his big brother and sisters who live a plane flight away and would never get to see if he didn’t travel) and he is so content.

“I think that says it all really.

“Jumping on a plane is an adventure for him and the life experiences he has when he lands in different cities and countries is invaluable.

“I feel very proud actually. I’m a fantastic mummy and I know that in my bones.

“My husband is also an incredible father and my heart bursts every time Cooper’s face lights up when he sees him. Cooper is one very fortunate and lucky little man. If only all children in the world could be so loved and cared for.”

Storm's response was praised by many fans on Instagram who quickly began sharing their thoughts on the subject.

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