Myths of a Working Mum : Busted!

I came across an article this week about 5 myths of a working mum. I was quite shocked actually as even though the myths were just that…myths, it still surprised me that some people probably do genuinely think these things about working mums.


So I took these myths and have busted them Busy Working Mummy style –

  1. ‘Mums only work because they have to’ For me, I don’t really have to work full time. I do it because I enjoy it and I enjoy having something else to put my energy into. Yes, I get that a lot of mums would love to be stay at home mums and spend the time with their children rather than work. For me personally, I work because I enjoy it and get a great work/life balance from it.
  2. ‘Working Mums pay someone to raise their children’ Haha really? Yes I pay nursery A LOT of money a month to LOOK AFTER my child but certainly not to raise him. Raising your child means teaching them manners, showing affection, letting them know what is right from wrong. Of course nursery will have a part to play in this, but they could never be seen as raising them. Little man loves nursery so much, and he is such an outgoing and happy little man because of this.
  3. ‘Working Mums don’t give their children enough attention’ Okay, so I spend the evenings at home playing games in the bath with little man and reading stories. Then at weekends, going out swimming, taking trips to the parks etc. I do not stop. It is my choice to work full time, so I have no right to complain about a jam packed weekend doing family things. I wouldn’t complain anyway because I love it. My little boy gets so much attention from hubby and I when we are with him because we don’t see him during the days of the week when we work.
  4. ‘Working mums don’t love their children as much’ What a load of rubbish. Need I go on? No, honestly, I love little man as much as any normal mum. Just because I choose to work doesn’t mean I love him any less.
  5. ‘Working mums have less happy families’ OMG they just get worse don’t they? My family is content, happy and loved. There is always fresh homemade food on the tables, fruit and vegetables, a big play room full of toys, a loving and stable family unit made up of hubby and I. I am not sure how anyone could think that by being a working mum means not being happy. Working makes me happy, nursery makes little man happy and the balance in our family is just right.

So myths busted. What other things have you heard about us horrible working mummy’s? Lets keep on busting them….

Busy Working Mummy XOXO


A Cornish Mum



20 thoughts on “Myths of a Working Mum : Busted!

  1. I am a stay at home mum but I am shocked to read that people actually think this about working mums! Number 4 and 5 are particularly ridiculous, why would people assume working mums don’t love their children and they are not happy? It sounds like you have a great work/family life balance. Thanks for busting the myths!xx #picknmix

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  2. Presently Im a stay at home mum because I just relocated with my son to join my hobby in another city. And immediately we well settled, I plan to look for a job. I believe the important thing is to find a balance whereby no part suffers. And as long as everyone is able to come to an agreement, its cool

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  3. When I was a working mum I found the working mums do it because thwy have to a convenient excuse for those people who criticised me for working, but in teith although I DID need ro work for the money, I also benifitted from it on a personal level too, it allowed me to be something other than ‘just’ a mum which is something I found hard before I went back to work. #picknmix

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  4. Goodmorning, you have to laugh at the rubbish that is out there. For one I am a believer that parents do what’s right for them and should be able to so without fear of judgement (so long as it doesn’t affect a child’s health and welfare, which having a Mum that works certainly doesn’t).

    Happy parents make happy children, and being a stay at home Mum isn’t for everyone. I would actually imagine that in some ways working Mums get better quality time with their children as it is just that and not taken for granted. As for working Mums not loving their children much, you have to laugh and wonder where on earth this information is being collected from.

    Good on you for doing what suits you.



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  5. Where do they get these ideas from? (And why do feel the need to judge anyway)? I think we’re all just doing what’s best for us and we all have our families at heart. I chose to work part time because it fits better for our family, but I have full respect for full time and SAH mums. It’s a shame we can’t all be more supportive of each other’s choices. Well done for myth busting and well said x

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  6. This sort of article used to make me really mad but not anymore. Now I just laugh. The sooner we stop judging each other the better. We all have our own reasons for the choices we make and it is nobody else’s business as long as our children feel loved and cared for what does it matter?!
    Thanks for busting those myths.

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  7. This is hilarious?! Do people really believe this rubbish? I’ve been lucky that I can work part-time and so I feel like I get the best of both worlds but it has also shown me that all sides can get a raw-deal. Parenting is hard work. Providing for a family is hard work. We’re all doing a great job and that’s a fact! #justanotherlinky

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  8. Wow can’t understand why people still think this. It’s no one else’s business why we work or not. I’d feel guilty staying at home and not contributing to the finances and feel guilty going to work and not being with the kids! Going to enjoy my maternity leave and not worry about it all yet. #picknmix

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  9. I am a stay at home mum also but am shocked that anyone would think, and particularly say, these things!! I think either way, people always judge. I get people saying the most ridiculous things about the fact that I’m a stay at home mum, insulting my intelligence by telling me that I must be “brain dead” and that I must get bored of my own children! It’s crazy how others judge, worse when it’s other mums judging other mums!! #justanotherlinky

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  10. I have to agree that the amount of time you spend with your kids is not necessarily an indication of how much attention you give them. When my husband is home from work, he’s 100% focused on playing with and caring for our baby. I’m at home with the baby around the clock, but there’s no way I could give him my undivided attention the whole time. Quality time is way better than quantity time in my opinion.

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  11. So refreshing to read someone who works because they WANT to! I still have a few months of maternity leave left, and it’s good to hear it’s not that bad going back to work! #justanotherlinky

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  12. It is such a shame that people criticise everything you do, whether mums work or not. I am currently a stay at home mum.. not my own choice. I would love to go out back working but at the moment I cant. Nursery fees are too high!
    Thank you so much for linking up to #justanotherlinky

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  13. There are sadly people who judge others and make assumptions, but personally I think whatever works for you and your family is the best option over all 🙂 I didn’t work for years as my eldest’s type 1 diabetes complicated things, and childcare for the two of them would have eaten up my wages anyway. In some ways I really wanted to though.
    Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

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