Work Life Balance

Top 5 Things Not To Say To A Work-From-Home Mom

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Work-from-home moms have it good – or insanely bad – depending on how you look at things. On the one hand, there’s something delicious about working hard all day and yet being home to greet your child after school, or taking a 10-minute coffee break with your little one in tow. On the other hand, there’s nothing worse than having your toddler pounding on your office door, shrieking at the top of her lungs, while you finish up a conference call with your well-heeled colleagues in Beijing. Or having to explain not once but rather 17 times a day that “Mommy’s working now, Sweetie” (translation: “Shut the door!”). Either way, here’s a roundup of what not to say to a hard-working, stay-at-home mom who, chances are, is in the midst of an identity crisis of her own.