Blogger, the Transformed Wife, has gone viral after sharing a post on Facebook shaming working mothers.

Lori Alexander, the woman behind the blog and book, The Transformed Wife, recently shared a post asking if mothers should have careers.

She included a handy pros and con chart to back her argument.

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The chart was titled: “Should Mothers Have Careers?”

She claimed working mums ‘come home exhausted’ and ‘dinner is usually fast food or microwave’, while stay-at-home mums ‘rest’ while the children nap and make ‘nutritious and delicious’ dinner ‘from scratch’.

Alexander went on to say that working mums are ‘too tired for intimacy with their husband’, while stay-at-home mums are ‘frequently’ intimate with their husbands.

Her post has attracted over 2200 comments and 1400 shares. Obviously people were NOT impressed with her opinion at all.

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  • Some mums have no choice but to work .. in a perfect world most mums would rather stay at home but that’s not real life


  • In her own mind maybe, not reality.


  • Is this a serious post??? Surely not.


  • This is so ridiculous it’s laughable.


  • This chart just made me laugh out loud. It’s so 1950s and I’m sad for anyone that still feels this way.


  • Jesus give us all a break, not only has she got it wrong and insulted working Mum’s, she’s also probably given all the Sam’s who struggle a complex of not being perfect as she obviously suggests. Talk about living in your world! As a mother who’s been both, how dare she compare in such an arrogant, ignorant and ridiculous manner! Quite frankly, the woman is an idiot, what were her kids doing while she was busy with this stupid list?


  • That is pretty disgusting. How dare she. I am a SAHM and I am exhausted all the time. I think going to work would actually keep me more organised. Each woman no matter if she is a WM or SAHM should feel as though they are doing the very best for their families and their situations


  • My Mum never worked and there was only wage coming in to manage on. The only loan they ever had was the house mortgage. It was a basic house – no mod cons, most of the furniture was second hand, my Dad grew a lot of our vegetables, initially they didn’t own a car (they borrowed Grandma’s in emergencies until they could afford to buy it). Mum walked us to and from school. Imagine most Mums doing that now. The cement in our yard my Mum and Dad did most of it in sections. They would buy sand and gravel one pay (saving and buying both together saved delivery fees and some bags of cement a few weeks later. There was no ready mix dry cement back them. Problem is parents have to have the best of everything straight away and go into large debt in the process. Unfortunately mortgages eat a fair amount of salaries so sometimes both parents need to work to manage then reduce mortgage. With plenty of organization more especially once the children are past baby stage it is easier to get into a routine, especially while the little ones have regular day sleep times.


  • Wow that’s really disgusting to post this I’m a working mum I do 3 days a week I don’t do take away and no microwave meals at my place or fresh cooked meals each night my place is clean and tidy I spend times with my kids I read to them do home work I also have have a partner who works away a fare bit we also play games and teach them I also help out at my daughters school when I can some people don’t have a choice and have to work


  • I work. School hours. I do drop off and walk my daughter in to school. And pick up. Other kids too sometimes to help my friends.
    Support each other as mums not judge.
    That doesn’t make you a better mum criticising others. Get off your high horse. I have to work as a single mum for essentials as well as treats.


  • I’m always up for a laugh…
    She can’t be too exhausted if she had time to make the list


  • I’m a SAHM but don’t agree with this chart.


  • I have been both SAHM and working mum. My children who were in the period of working mum are much mire resilient than the one who was a SAHM child while all of them were fairly young, but they all turned out great afterwards.


  • I’m a sahm and I would never choose to go back to work. I am lucky to have that choice. I don’t understand why people choose their career but I also don’t care what they do. The more mums that work, the quieter it is at our activities. lol


  • what a load of garbage


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