What Not to Say to a Working Mom

POPSUGAR Photography | Sheila Gim
POPSUGAR Photography | Sheila Gim

Heading back to work after baby is never easy. However, the hardest part for women is not adjusting to a new schedule but having to hear comments about how they should be stay-at-home moms. While some questions are well-intentioned, others are just flat-out rude. Make these comments to a working mom, and she's bound to shove her briefcase where the sun don't shine.

"I couldn't let someone else raise my kids."
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"I couldn't let someone else raise my kids."

I couldn't either, which is why I raise them.

"I wish I could get away from my kids for the day."
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"I wish I could get away from my kids for the day."

If you consider conference calls, piles of paperwork, and getting yelled at by a boss "getting away."

"But your husband is so successful."
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"But your husband is so successful."

Yes, and so am I.

"At least you have nighttime to be a good mom."
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"At least you have nighttime to be a good mom."

Source: Disney

I also have the morning and afternoon, just like you.

"I think your little ones miss you."
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"I think your little ones miss you."

Source: NBC

And I miss them, too, but I'm doing what is best for them.

"I'd feel too guilty."
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"I'd feel too guilty."

Then it's a good thing you aren't me.

"You're really missing out."
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"You're really missing out."

Source: CNN

On losing my sanity? You're probably right.

"You wouldn't understand. You're not with them all day."
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"You wouldn't understand. You're not with them all day."

Source: PBS

And neither are you. Or do you follow them around at school?

"If you cut back on luxuries, you wouldn’t have to work."
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"If you cut back on luxuries, you wouldn’t have to work."

I didn't realize electricity, food, and shelter were luxuries.

"It's so cute when they call the nanny 'Mommy.'"
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"It's so cute when they call the nanny 'Mommy.'"

Source: NBC

It's so cute when the other moms call you a b*tch.

"You look exhausted."
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"You look exhausted."

Yes. Because I wake up early, work all day, and come home to a house of kids.

"If you're not going to raise your kids, then why did you have them?"
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"If you're not going to raise your kids, then why did you have them?"

Source: Bravo

I'm sorry. Since when is working to put food on the table not raising my kids?