Fashion blogger and Australian AFL WAG Nadia Bartel was happily sharing snaps of her luxury, child-free holiday in the Maldives, until followers began berating the mother-of-one for leaving her little boy at home.
Responding to Nadia and her husband, former AFL star Jimmy Bartel's Instagram shots of turquoise-watery bliss, fans began questioning why the pair had decided to leave behind their two-year-old son Aston.
"Wow, how do you guys do it. I could not leave my kid behind and go on holiday," one wrote under a photo of the couple.
Another follower added: "totally agree with you …"
However several of Nadia's fans stood up for her, with comments such as: "Stop being so ridiculous you don't need to take a baby so far they need their own time your [sic] just jealous you can't do it."
"Why do people feel the need to comment this all the time!? It drives me nuts! That's great for you, you do what works for you and your family. As for other people's lives don't comment on their family choices and mind your own business! It clearly has no impact on you," another commented.
Eventually Nadia stepped in to defend herself after her followers began bickering with one another.
"So you would never go on a trip without your baby? I miss him like crazy but I think it's important to have time with just us too, this is the first time we have left him in 2 years, but I don't need to explain myself to you as I normally don't reply to fake accounts like yours," she wrote.
The blogger continued to share her stunning photos, clearly trying not to let the backlash affect her holiday.
Upon returning home she shared a photo with her little boy and a caption to hit back at the haters one last time.
"I have to make a small mention on the parent shaming I received going on a holiday without him. I totally respect everyone's parenting choices. You know the right choice for your child and if that means taking them on holiday with you, then hell yes you should, and I wouldn't judge you either way.
"I love going on holidays with Aston and will continue to do so, but the Maldives with its over water bungalows is not the right holiday for a toddler (in my opinion).
"I was so comfortable leaving Aston, as I was leaving him with my Mum and Dad they live around the corner so he sees them often and loves spending time with them, he pretty much already thinks they are way cooler than me anyway."