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I Believe That "Homemaker" Is a Perfectly Valid Occupation

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    Not just "perfectly valid"

    but one which any woman should be proud of and proud to aspire to. It is not easy to run a home and bring up children, it is not a soft option and it is not a sign of weakness or lack of ambition.
    MrsSThomas MrsSThomas 36-40, F 6 Responses Feb 18, 2015

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    As a Man Or a Woman

    I have heard that it can sometimes cause a strain on the relationship, though. Also, I guess I should make it clear that I never once in my life believed that a woman's function is to be a home maker. I think a man can do the job just as nicely. I think it could be a good life...
    NaomiZero NaomiZero 26-30, F 9 Responses Apr 28, 2009

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    I think that Homemaker

    and Mom are great jobs. I just wish there was a better way to make it work now a days.
    ChloeGenovar ChloeGenovar 22-25, F 13 Responses May 21, 2015

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    My Two Cents, Ladies...

    Homemakers; valid and respected in the community...and in many circles, revered. I have also found that, as a homemaker, I am more able to assist other women in a pinch (babysitting, baking the cake, getting mail or watering plants when they are away, picking kids up, etc...
    laserx laserx 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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    As long as its done with the same passion

    and drive to improve as if you had a job. Every day you should be making the house and the familys life better. Better looking, more efficient etc. I would volunteer myself, if my partner preferred to work, but either way is fine with me. (though i'd probably sneakily pay...
    TheGreatWizard TheGreatWizard 31-35, M Nov 28, 2015

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    My best friend is a home maker,

    and although I looked down upon her decision at times I can also understand why she chose to stay at home. I can always see the side of bringing in two checks and becoming more financially stable. I and my husband make just a little more than the poverty line with a 10 month old...
    aburns aburns 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 11, 2014

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    My Wife Is A Homemaker :)

    My wife is a stay at home mom and i am happy for it. I always wanted to have it this way, and now it is and it is hard for both of us but it is so much less stressful now that at last one of us doesn't have to work for some a-hole who thinks he is something special because he can...
    KoteRahl KoteRahl 22-25, M Jul 14, 2013

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    I really want to follow my mum

    and be a fulltime home-maker. I used to want to be like my father – he's a lawyer, but after my trauma I changed my mind and I seem to look at a lot of things differently. Now I want to be looked after and provided for, and in return I will look after the house and our...
    AGirlNamedKim AGirlNamedKim 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    Old Fashioned

    I was born in 1961 and raised in the deep south.  I have seen many changes in our country.  One of the changes that I've watched and not agreed with has been the women’s movement. I have no issues with the core beliefs that began the movement way back to move...
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 5 Responses Feb 15, 2009

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    i am the perfect in~house

    and i love every second of it,all is welll on my end......whats your life like?
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 16, 2015

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    I volunteer a few hours a day,

    a couple days a week at our church but only when our kids are in school. I have always felt it is much more important to be home when they get out of school and a clean, warm home for my husband to come home to after work. With a hot meal waiting of course.
    akaLauraWhitmer akaLauraWhitmer 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 20, 2015

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    I never gave this a thought

    until I was divorced and working having to clean and care for my own home, and kids when they came over for weekly custody. BUT! Once I retired buying and moving to a rural country farm taking over custody of my son and daughter; that is when I found out how Valid a Homemaker...
    Straightcdingmale Straightcdingmale 46-50, M Nov 28, 2015

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    From my last post "I am still learning being a

    housewife" I shared that I really want to be a housewife. I shared this with some friends and they kind of looked down on my for it and it made me feel like less of a person. I do think they had good points like "I couldn't depend on a man" and "If you divorce then you won't...
    Lipsofred Lipsofred 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4, 2014

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    The idea that everybody has the right to be

    employed regardless of gender on equal conditions with equal pay is a most important thing and an advance in how women are treated. The one thing I find so troubling is that in focusing on this right, we ignore the other right which is the right to work doing whatever we feel...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 1, 2015

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    Soon-to-be Housewife

    I'm an engaged lady now and will be marrying in June. My fiancee is very old fashioned and insists that his wife will not work outside the home. I am in total agreement and cannot wait to be a full time traditional housewife and (hopefully soon) say-at-home mom. I really do...
    MrsAshleyR MrsAshleyR 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 22, 2013

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    it sure is!!!! : ) idk

    who disagrees!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 30, 2015

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    This is a full time occupation

    for anyone that has children . I have seen over the years what my wife has had to do for my kids and even me even when I was working fulltime and long hours . This is the same for single parents and full time carers who are caring for family members . My mrs typical day started...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M Apr 12, 2015

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    In my opinion, when you consider all of the

    tasks that any stay-at-home mom/dad does in just a day, they should be getting paid a king's ransom in most cases.
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 16, 2015

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    I am happy to announce

    that I will be leaving my job for good in 3 weeks! :-) I am sad because I love my job and the people I work with but I am very excited about being a proper house wifey! I have been making more of an effort to see my friends and family and joined a local church so that I don't go...
    Jcat95 Jcat95 18-21, F 8 Responses Nov 28, 2015

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    Problem

    I have a problem with the stigma that seems to come with being a homemaker these days. What in the world is wrong with staying at home to care for your domain and your children? To me, it seems like the most noble career of all. The children are our future, and investing in...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 12, 2010

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    Lord, deliver me from the moody teenaged girl!

    !!!! I've already drunk all the coffee. Is it five o'clock yet?
    hrhjck hrhjck 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 18, 2015

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    I know this is Daddy's day

    but I thought I would give a little bit of a salute to my Mom too. This is a repost from an old account I can't access anymore from last year. Saluting My Mom For my whole life and the life of my older brother, my mom has been a homemaker. My mom did have a job for awhile...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 15, 2014

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    Having some troubles.

    .. I am currently expecting my first child! However I work part time (only 2-3 half days a week) and am meant to be quitting my job at the end of the year as me and my partner both believe it is best for me to be a stay home mother. The only thing is I am having a harder time...
    Jcat95 Jcat95 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 14, 2015

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    I've been a homemaker

    and stay-at-home mom since 16. I love caring for my husband and 6 children and work just as hard if not harder than any working parent especially when I had 3 kids under 7 and not any old enough to really help. That's why I hate when I see people especially other women...
    southernlady32 southernlady32 31-35, F 6 Responses Nov 28, 2015

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    Next time someone says

    that this isn't a real occupation tell them all involved. A homemaker is a cook, maid, laundress, secretary, nurse, teacher and that's just a few things
    southernlady32 southernlady32 31-35, F 14 Responses Aug 19, 2015

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    I know I'm not a home maker like most,

    but no one can judge us for our lifestyle, it works for us.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 26, 2015

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    Why I'm A Homemaker

    I've made this choice because it makes my family and I happy. I get to follow my dreams of staying home and in doing so my husband doesn't have to worry about things at home. He has the time to focus on his career and going to school to get his degree. I also have the time to...
    TastyHousewife TastyHousewife 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 10, 2013

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    Not only is it valid it is essential to a

    healthy well balanced family, and or relationship with your partner. Many will say that both have to work to survive. I'm not sure survive is the right word. Keep up with the Jones' might be a better perspective. There is something to be said for living simply and doing only...
    JoanieNewHampshire JoanieNewHampshire 61-65, T 4 Responses Oct 6, 2015

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    I will say that when I was married

    and a stay at home mom, even though I was married to a man I wasn't truly in love with it was the most fulfilling and best job I ever had. I felt such a sense of nurturing, love and caring. Oh sure it wasn't all roses and candy. I could tell you stories. And I am sure I will in...
    bowchickawowow bowchickawowow 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 6, 2015

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    If this profession wasn't existing,

    I am sure, all the other professions would be finding their way.
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2015

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    I'm reorganizing our closets

    and moving some things to the attic and some things to the closet in our study/school room/media room. Then I'm reorganizing the school room area and then on to the kitchen to rotate out my fall dishes to display in the china cabinet and get the Christmas dishes ready to change...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Nov 7, 2015

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    I work harder in the five days I am at home

    than the two days at my "job".
    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 4, 2015

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    It is really the only thing I have ever dreamed

    of becoming, being a mother and wife being a "homemaker". I talk to many girls my age and they all plan on going to college after high school but I have never really seriously thought about that.
    doodlebug224 doodlebug224 18-21, F 18 Responses Feb 8, 2015

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    I known all my life that

    when I'm grown and married my job will be a wife and mother. A "homemaker" as they its put. Does this mean I have no goals or ambitions? absolutely not I plan on going to college and getting a degree in education and hopefully teach after my kids are grown and married...
    sassygirl15 sassygirl15 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2015

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    A women that would sacrifice a better lifestyle

    to be with her children and be there for her husband is an amazing thing. It's rare it's not for everyone but it is certainly to be commended .
    MisterGw MisterGw 46-50, M 4 Responses Aug 30, 2015

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