What’s wrong: This question suggests that a stay-at-home mum doesn’t work. Yet almost certainly, she feels that she now works harder than ever before. As any full-time parent will tell you, raising a young child is as challenging as meeting the demands of the workplace – and probably more so.
That’s why any comment that appears to show this lack of understanding – especially any remark that being a stay-at-home mum is not real work – will deservedly receive an adverse reaction.
Say this instead: “Do you have any plans to return to your previous job?”