For the most part, many work-from-home moms I know really enjoy their situations, myself included. However, despite how chill and ideal it all sounds, with all the bonbons and wine and time spent on the couch (with a laptop, obviously), there are some things about being a work-from-home parent that can get me fired up, and it’s usually when I’m dealing with other judgments or assumptions about my work. So, it's hardly a surprise that there are a number of ways you don’t realize you’re angering work-from-home moms. Don't worry, though; that's why this list exists. You can't fix what you don't know but, well, now you'll know.
Of course, and to be fair, working-from-home won't work out for every parent or every family. It might not even work for my family forever, because things change and, as the parent, I have to adjust accordingly. However, for right now I’m pretty into it, and I usually find myself appreciating it at some point every day (usually around the time I wander into the kitchen for my second or third cup of coffee, realizing no one is judging me or raising eyebrows at my drawstring pants that may or may not also have an elastic waistband).
Still, it’s not always as simple as it seems, so here’s the areas where I might politely suggest that others exercise a bit of extra precaution when they encounter a majestic work-from-home mom in (or out) of her natural habitat.