Questions about being away from their children can cut straight to the heart of a working mother. Lisa, mother of three, says, "I've been asked, 'Your son is so sweet! How can you leave him here all day?' And this was from my daycare provider! Please excuse me while I hide in the corner and cry." Audrey, mother of one, adds, "I'll be honest, returning to work hasn't been easy on me, but then to have someone question whether or not I miss my little girl just adds salt to the gaping wound."
10 Things to Never, Ever Say to a Working Mom—Seriously
Working mothers face a never-ending balancing act all while being subjected to judgmental input from others. We asked working moms about what they hate hearing the most...and some of their responses will make your jaw drop.