Constance Hall mum-shamed over her shopping trolley

"Should I post the receipt."
"Should I post the receipt." Photo: Facebook/Constance Hall

Australian blogger Constance Hall has long been a polarising figure, with many loving her tell-it-like-it-is frankness, while others criticise her for her life choices.

A recent Facebook post was no different, with the mother of four sharing a photo of her shopping with daughter Snow sitting in the front of a full shopping trolley.

Constance's caption read:

"Me: 'Going to Woolies, got a lot to buy so no kids are coming.'

Snow: 'cool story.'"

Snow had clearly decided she wasn't going to be left out of the shopping trip, and looks like she's having a great time in her pink onesie at the head of the trolley.

But it was the contents of the trolley that drew criticism from commenters, including the lack of fresh produce and the fact she was buying instant noodles.

Constance eventually deleted the negative comments and replied.
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"For f*ck sakes. Getting mum judged on your anti mum judging page. Then everyone attacks the judgey mum even though you're an advocate for women sticking together. And if I was to drink the stiff bottle of scotch that this thread made me want to drink I'd be judged for that."

She then went on to say, "The bananas and celery and carrots and potatoes and onions and garlic and mandarins and apples aren't visible in this picture – wasn't thinking about trolley angles, I also buy a lot of fruit from the markets and [partner] Denim's mum is bringing us fresh fruit from her trees today. Should I post the receipt?"

Over 9000 people have liked the photo and many of Constance's fans have commented in support.

"Haha…how dare you feed your kids 2 minute noodles like nearly every other mum in Australia," replied one commenter.

Another said, "To be honest, I wasn't even looking at what was in your trolley. I was looking at your gorgeous daughter."

Another commented, "The only thing I was thinking was, 'Oh no your bread is getting squished.'"

So a simple Facebook post about how kids will never let parents just go off and do what we need to do, because they love us and want to hang out with us all the time, turned into an exercise in trolley examination and mums criticising other mums.

I'm sure we all put items in our trolleys that aren't ideal, and perhaps wouldn't stand up to the scrutiny of thousands of parents on the internet. It's just that Constance Hall is, as ever, more vocal and visible than most of us.