The Iowa mother packed her bags and boarded a plane bound for Europe.Last September, Erin Lee Macke had planned to spend 11 days visiting relatives in Germany, but police said she left four other family members at home alone — her then-12-year-old twins and 6- and 7-year-old daughters.
"A Mother Abandoned Her Young Children for an 11-Day European Vacation. Her Punishment? Probation." is from the April 20, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Lindsey Bever and narrated by Jenny Hoops.