The 10 Worst Things to Say to a Working Mom


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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  • When I was your age no mothers worked.
    We didn’t need two cars or a big house.

    • L

      I work full time 5 days a week however I don’t have 2 cars or a big house!! We share a cat and have a modest 2 bedroom
      Flat. My husband and I both work because we need to provide for our son and give him a decent standard of living!

  • JC

    I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being a working mum. Just because you have a child, doesn’t mean you should have to stay home. I plan to go back to work for 1-2 days per week once we have our first child, once the child is a certain age. I think people should stop passing judgements on working mothers and stay at home mothers. People do what’s right for them.

  • gemma ward

    Some people need to realise that some of us working mums dont have a choice…id love to spend more time with my baby but if she wants food nappies toys etc….ive got to get paid to provide

  • denise

    Women who have no children shouldn’t have say anything to say to working or non working mom’s … some of these women have the biggest mouths and are overly opinionated and judgemental .. since they are clueless it’s extremely annoy hear their thoughts and opinions. Being a parent IS the hardest job in the world , working or stay at home … it’s tough !! Pets don’t count !!

  • Sara

    Ohhh I hate this stuff.
    ive also been told that I need to let my man go to work and go to college. I need to have the house clean and food made when he comes home. I should be only concerned about raising our kid. This isnt the 1950s for god sakes. Wtf really. Then the lack of support and appreciation I got when I did have a job. I was still doing every damn thing with the house chores. Potty training. You name it I was the only one remembering to do it. Making appointments. Remembering and doing everything while having a job. Staying up until 4am. Then being told we need to clean up after ourselves to keep the house clean? Yeah by that means me cleaning up after everyone else. RAGE AND RANT. lol but ill keep it at that. X.x

  • Amberlee

    Dont get me wrong I love both of my kids to death however I dont really have a lot of patience. My husband stays at home with both of my kids while I work. Yes I miss them but we are surviving just fine and it works for us. I seem to have a little bit of a short fuse with my oldest I guess most would with a 3 year old but I value the time that I get to spend with her. Not to mention the fact that with a baby and 3 year old if both of us were working one check would be going to pay daycare….whats the point of that?

  • Tara

    As a working Mum, I wish all this crap would stop, if you work then you work and you obviously are doing it for a reason and if you stay at home then you stay at home again you obviously are doing it for a reason, it doesn’t make either of us better than the other and it doesn’t mean that our children are getting any more or less love and attention!