Sunday, August 7, 2011

SAHMs or Working Moms who has it harder?

I recently came across the top 10 things not to say to a SAHM and the top 10 things not to say to a working mom. After reading them, I started to think about who has it harder a stay at home mom or a working mom. Tough question right? Honestly I think both sides have great points and the arguing could go back and forth for days on this subject. Read the lists and let me know what you think!

Top 10 things not to say to a Working mom:

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

2. I suppose it's smart that you're working. You know, in case your husband leaves you some day.

3. I'm surprised you went back to work. Your husband seems so successful.

4. It's cute when they call your nanny "Mama."

5. I just love my kids too much to leave them during the day.

6. Did you see Dateline? The one with the hidden camera in the day care?

7. I could never let someone else raise my children. But that's just me!

8. I hated my mom because she was never home after school like everyone else's mom.

9. You must feel so guilty.

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

Top 10 things not to say to a SAHM:

1. When the kids are older, do you think you'll get a real job?

2. How June Cleaver of you!

3. Oh, so you don't work?

4. Since you have extra time on your hands, could you whip up a few dozen brownies for the bake sale tomorrow?

5. All day with your kids? I can't even imagine.

6. I'm jealous. I wish my husband were rich so I wouldn't have to work either.

7. What do you do all day, anyway?

8. I'm sure you're not the only one who's ever wasted money on a college degree.

9. That explains why your son is so clingy!

10. Weird. I assumed your house would be superclean.

For the first 3 months of Lady A's life I was a stay at home mom, and its tough. Now I work out of the home and that's tough too. Can we call it a tie? Maybe look at the positive side, we have amazing kiddos that we get to enjoy, love, cuddle and watch grow. Now go hug you kid!

*Lists are from and


  1. I had to chuckle as I read this post. I have been both. I can tell you both are hard, exhausting and rewarding. The thing I hated host, and thankfully it didn't last long, was to be a working grandma. I enjoyed having the time, space and energy to have my five grandsons, for extended periods, during the summers. They are grown now and we mutually share the memories.
    Hang in there the grands will be here before you know it.
    Hugs, Ginger


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