The 10 Worst Things to Say to a Working Mom


February 26, 2013

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Being a mom is one of the most demanding jobs in the world, so women who take on “paid” employment in addition to parenthood really do have their hands full. Yet working moms-just like their Stay-at-Home counterparts (read 20 Things to Never Say to a Stay-at-Home Mom) often face harsh judgments from those who question their choice. Here are The 10 Worst Things to Say to a Working Mom.

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#1   It must be hard missing all those special moments every day.

#2   I suppose you are right to work. You know, in case your husband leaves you some day.

#3  I’m surprised you went back to work. I thought your husband made good money.


I just love my kids too much to leave them all day.


 Do you really have to work?

#6 I could never let someone else raise my children.


I can’t imagine sending my child to a creche/babysitter every day.


I hated when my Mom was never home after school like everyone else’s Mom.


 You must feel so guilty.

#10  I wish I were as laid-back as you and could just let the housework go.

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Published On: February 26th, 2013 / Categories: For Parents / Last Updated: March 30th, 2021 / Tags: /

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