2) Tell the mother of several children that you chose not to have more than one out of “consideration for the environment.”
3) Tell a new mom that she spends too much time talking about her kids, when you just spent the last thirty-six hours on the phone with her dissecting your latest relationship.
4) Complain to a nursing mother that you’re having trouble sleeping.
5) Tell a working mother that you gave up your job in order to stay at home because you didn’t want “someone else raising” your child.
6) Say, like Angelina Jolie did in a recent Vanity Fair article, that you’d like to be a stay-at-home mom, but if you were, just personally, you wouldn’t feel your life had any real value.
7) Ask a woman who is out on maternity leave if she’s “having a nice break.”
8) Tell a single mom on a fixed income that you’d like to have more kids, but you really just can’t afford it.
9) Tell a mother who is having a ladies’ night out that she’s so lucky to have a husband that will “babysit.”
10) Knowingly tell the mom of an infant that if she thinks she’s tired now, she should just wait until he’s “up and running around/two-years old/a teen-ager.”
11) Tell a single parent that you know how she feels, because your spouse went away for a whole week!
12) Ask a stay-at-home mom what she does all day.
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