And that's actually the perfect reply for anyone who's made to feel that her home-based gig is a breeze.
In fact, Allcot notes, many employers who allow telecommuting ask for proof of childcare if kids are home.
Ramani Durvasula, a psychology professor and clinical psychologist from Los Angeles, CA, kept working after her daughters were born because she needed the money.
So when a family member said to her, "Once you had your child, you gave up your dreams," she was angry.
You just need to find the proper balance," she says.