We had a great laugh in my Facebook Group when I posted a thread called: ‘Things NOT to say to a WAHM?’ Having worked from home for ten years now, along with running my own business helping other mums start a business from home I thought I had heard it all – but it seems not!

Here are some of the shocking and hilarious assumptions we’ve been confronted with as a collective WAHM community (see the full thread by clicking here)

“Since you’re home all day you must have so much time on your hands”

“I’ll pop over for a cuppa this morning”

“I don’t understand why you can’t leave to come out for lunch”

“You can work from the car and run errands!”

“It would be nice to watch TV during the day…”


“So do you like work from home?”

“Would you have time to pick up xyz for me since you’re home?”

“Can I just pop round and get some tips on my website? I’ll have the kids with me”

“Oh and what is your little business?”

“That must keep you busy! Better than being bored”

“Working from home must be so relaxing!”

“When are you going to get a ‘real’ job?”


“What are you doing today?”

“As if you ‘work’ all day and can’t stop?”

“Since you don’t have anything to do, can you just go and….(insert whatever they need help with here)?”

“Some of us don’t have the luxury of being home for our kids, we have to work”

How’s your little side thing going honey”

“So…… did you have a sleep today?”

“Why aren’t you working?”

“You’re so lucky”

“Since you’ll be home, I’ll organise X tradie to come”

“Are you busy today?”


“Can you just *babysit my kids/get this from the shops/sort my life admin/insert task here* for me?”

“You’re so lucky that your husband earns the money so you can stay home”

“You’re so lucky  – must be nice to not have to get dressed for work or deal with people”

“My hubby usual words, ‘What are you doing at home all day?”

“It doesn’t take long for you to do this and that. Your business is not important”

“You are so lucky to work from home”

“What do you mean you can’t have coffee?”

“What else do you have to do?”

“Can you pick up x from school today for me? I have a hair appointment and since you’re home anyway”

“You should take the opportunity to clean the house while mr 2 is at daycare”


“I expect you’ll be going back to work now that the kids are all at school”

“Why does it matter what time I come over?”

“How do you fill in your days?”

“Since you’re at home most of the day you should have time to do all the cleaning too”

“Since you’re home all day…”

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