I had another version of that said to me once. My three kids were young, so I was taking freelance assignments that I could do from home and then deliver. I was also working for a couple of newspapers regularly, and doing some public relations work for awhile. Granted, it was part-time; but I was busy even when I didn't have to leave my kids with their father for short period of time every few days. I had one of the first Radio Shack laptops and would send work over the phone line (or else drop off some work at one paper or another at - like - 5:30 a.m.)
Well, when I left my marriage and there was "a big custody stink", the court/lawyers went around asking people who knew me one question or another about what I did. When the report was prepared, and the lawyer handed me a copy of it (in court!), the report said, "....hasn't worked at all since she got married". (!!!!!) (Of course, I had my newspaper clips, copies of other work, and paycheck stubs to prove that wasn't true; but I found it sickening.)
In a related note, with the newspaper stuff I was covering news. I also did a couple of very serious "specials" (one was about teen suicide). A friend asked me, "Are you still writing you LITTLE stories?" Again: !!!!!!
Apparently, writing is either "not working at all", or else it's "LITTLE stories" (even when they're run as a series about teen suicide, for example). One more time: !!!!! (and those exclamation points aren't happy ones, by the way)