It’s her outspoken nature that has won mum and blogger Constance Hall her millions of fans.
The mum-of-seven is much-loved for her warts and all accounts of family life – especially when it comes to the tough job of looking after a big family.
In an interview, she revealed how she manages to make it work – and admits to cutting a few corners.
Sharing her secrets on how the family operates to Mamamia, Perth-resident Constance gave a refreshingly honest explanation.
Her family includes daughter Billie-Violet, son Arlo-Love, twins Rumi and Snow, and Raja, as well as step-kids Zeyke and Sunny.
She wrote: “Anything you need that’s not an emergency after that is up to you to do.
“I’m not your mum; I’m not here. I’m not your slave, I’m just a statue of a woman who an hour ago wiped your bum and is now drinking wine chatting on the phone to her sister.”
And she jokes that she’s “out of service” in the car and typically wears headphones unless a passenger is set to confess or talk about something “really juicy.”
When it comes to bath time, Constance says she doesn’t force her kids to shower every day if they don’t want too.
The mum added: “They don’t have to bath or shower every day. They can quite often skip that part of the routine if it’s getting everyone down. I’m like, ‘Fine, stinky, go to school and gross everyone out’.”
Talking about meal times, Constance says she prefers picnic-style dinners for a cheaper option that gets things done.
She advised: “Feast with your hands. Dishes are the worst part of dinner.
“In other cultures, everyone eats with their hands off the same plate. I often put a huge pile of vegetables along with another plate of sliced meat or whatever you’re making.”
And when it comes to ensuring the children’s clothes are clean, she revealed she has a very efficient system and said parents shouldn’t stress about their children’s outfit choices.
She uses a bucket method – where each child has their own container and all their clothes are placed in there once they’ve been cleaned.
Then it’s up to them to fold it if they don’t want their clothes to get wrinkled.
In 2016, Constance’s emotional Facebook post about living with post-natal depression went viral – and struck a chord with women globally.