Working from home can take all shapes and forms but I’d wager that most, if not all of the moms who do it, encounter many of the same pros and cons. Along with these similar experiences are likely going to be similar responses, which means that there are some common things that work-from-home moms say, especially when said moms happen to be grown-ass women with perspective.
For the record, I don’t always consider myself part of the “grown-ass” category, but on a good day, I know it’s possible. Alas, life is long and windy so in the meantime, I merely aspire to stay mature like the #ladybosses who say this stuff all the time. Until that day, and even though there are downsides, I must admit that I see far more good than bad when it comes to working from home. I find the flexibility, the extra family time, and the ability to get up from my desk to make coffee as much as I want (without judgment from anyone) to be among the greatest perks, and I frequently shout about them from the rooftops directly to my partner, because I don’t want to appear obnoxious to everyone else.
The cons, while far less important to me, can include the absence of human contact and lack of reasons to leave the house wearing my favorite clothes. Oh, and the ongoing search for that elusive temptress, work-life balance (that I'm still convinced is a myth). I suspect many other work-from-home moms have similar thoughts on these topics, in the form of the following: