What does WOHM stand for?

Working outside home mom

A WOHM is a mom who has a job outside her house. This is different from a WAHM, which is a mom who works from her home. Suppose, a woman named Lisa who commutes to her office in the city center is a WOHM. On the other hand, a mom like Maria who works from her home office is a WAHM.

Since the late 1900s, there has been a rise in the number of WOHMs. This is because more women have started working and the difference in pay between men and women has reduced. But at the same time, the number of WAHMs has also grown. This is due to advancements in technology and internet which have made work from home (also known as WFH or WFA or WFX) positions more feasible.

WOHM and WAHM are part of a larger group of acronyms that describe parents and their work situations. Some other examples include SAHM, WAHD, and SAHD. These acronyms help to describe and understand the diverse work situations of modern parents.

Example for using ‘WOHM’ in a conversation

Hey, I just met a really cool mom at the park today.

Oh, nice! What’s she like?

She’s a WOHM, you know, a working outside home mom.

Ah, got it! So, she has a job outside of the house?