Being a mother is work; being a working mother is really hard work.
The issue over whether Ann Romney ever "worked a day in her life" is not resolved, however, by her motherhood. The question is how many servants did she have helping her?
For such a wealthy woman to aim for solidarity with the Nation's less fortunate, hard working mothers is bullshit. Real work is having to work outside the home while raising children, in many cases with no help at all.
The super rich Romneys seem to want appear to be middle and working class. They are not; their attempt to appear so is aiming to be inauthentic and you would think they would abandon such a foolish effort. What they are counting on, of course, is the proven delusions of many in the middle class who are regularly hoodwinked by rich Republicans into voting against their own interests.
The authentic strength of America's workers comes from being tempered by the day to day challenges of surviving in, and guiding their children through, the economic minefield left us by Bush/Cheney and reinforced by the Republican loonies in Congress.
Mr. and Mrs. Romney, you did not earn that unique strength and those timeless values and you should not claim you did. Attempting to appear is not being.