For far too long, being a working mother was considered a "tough decision" that was made out of financial necessity instead of enjoyment. Women would work, but only if they had to and if they didn't, well, then they would most certainly stay at home. That isn't the case for all women — and probably never exclusively was — but along with more and more women choosing to work because they want to, comes guilt (either internally or externally imposed) and a seemingly never-ending discussion on just how good working mothers are for children.
Of course, this isn't to say that working mothers are better than stay-at-home mothers. In fact, the lessons that working mothers teach their children are lessons that stay-at-home mothers could easily teach their children, too. Which is, perhaps, the point: No one way of parenting is better than the other. Working mothers aren't hurting their children by being away from the house, and stay-at-home mothers aren't hurting their children (or underselling themselves) by staying home.
Turns out, a mother who works is teaching her kids some valuable, life-long lessons. Here are just a few things working mothers teach their kids, because you don't have to be around them every minute of every day to leave a lasting impression.