Post # 1
I got married seven months ago and it’s been going great. I have settled into life as a homemaker without kids.
Anyone else out there like me? I am pretty sure I won’t be having kids and am enjoying domesticity to the max.
Post # 3
Nope! I would feel like I needed to contribute more than doing housework.
Post # 4
I expect to hold at least a part time job when married. I don’t think my SO would appreciate the loss of income, either.
ETA: I’m glad you’re happy though, OP.
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard
I work from home but only a few hours per week, and we’re childfree by choice, so I kind of fall in this category. to be honest, I don’t want people to think of me as housewife, so when people ask what I do I just tell them I do contract work and don’t give them any details on how much.
@Bunny_the_Bride: just curious: I am terrified at how my friends or in-laws would judge me if they found out how little paid work I actually do. I am productive and busy with my non-paid work, but still not nearly as busy as my friends. I’m worried they’ll think I’m spoiled or lazy, especially beause they have kids and have no choice but to work full time jobs. do you ever feel this way around your friends/family and if so, how do you handle it?
Post # 7
@Bunny_the_Bride: I was a SAHM when my kids were little. I could never figure out what I would do all day if I didn’t have children. Housework really only took a short amount of time.
What do you do to fill your day?
Post # 8
I’m not but I don’t judge others that are.
Post # 9
Sorry, but I just don’t see the point of being a SAHW. Seems pretty ridiculous. I use to nanny in an area where tons of women were SAHWs and they’d spend their days shopping, and getting their hair & nails done, while their hired help did all the cooking and cleaning. I’d feel pretty useless if I were in their shoes.
Post # 10
I don’t understand calling yourself a “stay-at-home-wife”. If you had kids, I’d understand…but seriously, a woman who is married who does not work is…unemployed.
Post # 11
I like your screen name. You have nothing to fear. Live your life as you and your husband see fit.
Most of my female friends now are housewives, mostly with kids, and a few without, like myself.
Yes, sometimes people have made judgmental remarks about it, but I don’t really associate with them anymore.
I am obsessed with everything domestic, so that fulfills me. Nothing makes me happier than being there for my husband and the house. I am kind of Stepfordy.
Post # 12
Hi Julies, I mostly cook, clean, paint, embroider, decorate. I do a lot of from-scratch things.
I mostly cook from scratch, make curtains, quilts, blankets, some of my own clothes as well. I am upholstering some chairs with my own embroidered designs.
Post # 13
@Bunny_the_Bride: Glad you’re happy! Just curious what you do all day? I’m thinking your house is equal parts spotlessly clean at all times and filled with delicious homemade foods at all times! 🙂
ETA: Just saw your post above! I’m so jealous. I start work at 7:15, by the time I go to gym and drive home it’s usually 6:00 or so, so I don’t get to make nearly as many from scratch desserts, breads, crackers, and other things 🙁 I always wish I could make my own things and be less dependent on our crappy society.
Post # 14
I do all of my own housework. I occasionally get my hair and nails done.
Post # 15
Housewife here. For the past year. Love it! i love taking care of him and my home! We do plan to have kids but right now just gonna enjoy being a wife
Post # 16
I’d be afraid my husband would actually expect me to cook if I didn’t work. That’s enough of a reason for me to go to work every day lol. Though, it would be nice to be able to learn how to cook yummy food and I’d love it if my house was spotless 24/7!