Who enjoys being a housewife?

posted 2 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 2
1762 posts
Buzzing bee

MrsShane:  I enjoy it! I cook, clean, bake, garden, run errands, jog, read, socialize with friends, etc.

My FI is really appreciative of my role in our relationship. She makes the $$$ and I handle the logistics that make our little life run smoothly 🙂

Post # 3
122 posts
Blushing bee

I love being a housewife. 

I go to school, so that fills some of the time, but I mostly take care of our animals, clean, and I love preparing new vegetarian meals. 

FI and I come from very traditional gender role upbringing, so it’s not strange in our circle to be a housewife. 

He loves that he feels taken care of, and that we get to spend tons of free time together, since I’m not away at work. 


Post # 4
4147 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Sometimes I fantisize about being a housewife because like your DH, mine also makes more than enough to cover our expenses, and we have rental properties that helps too so I don’t need to work.  But then I remember that I hate cooking and cleaning so I would be the worst housewife ever.  I’d be the one that lays on the couch all day watching tv, reading and going for coffee and lunch dates with my friends.  I do love baking though, so I would also get fat eating all my baking.  I wish I liked the things that make a good housewife though.

Post # 5
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June, 2014

MrsShane:  I can handle it for a few months but then I’m ready to go back to work. I still cook and clean and do projects after work but I prefer to make some extra money and work during the day. I run out of things to clean and cook and bake and then wind up knitting and watching movies the rest of the day. And then I lose my mind. 

Post # 6
1878 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN

I wish I could be a housewife. Right now, my husband owns a business and only started it a couple years ago. so it’s still growing. He hasnt felt like he would be able to support us on the business alone. He’s hopeful that it will be sufficient next year. So I’ve been working full time at a daycare for the past two years. And I feel like I’m never able to get anything done around the apartment. I’m going down to part time in the fall so hopefully that helps. And then hopefully I’ll be able to quit in the summer, seeing as we want to start a family very soon. And I don’t want to work at all after we start having kids. That’s what he wants too.

Post # 7
381 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Royal Park Hotel

I would so love to be a housewife but my income could help us retire early and I’d rather retire early so the both of us could spend time together so I would hate to give that up! 

But gosh – to have the housewife life and retire early?  That would be a dream!

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by  Derp.
Post # 9
357 posts
Helper bee

MrsShane:  I LOVE it!  I take care of our amazing home, our animals, run errands AND I get to shop local fresh foods everyday and make great homemade (and healthy) meals.  I also have to time to volunteer and give back to my community to those in need. And I forgot to add that I have no excuse not to get to the gym every day 🙂

I consider my self very luck (blessed as you say.)  

It will be intersting to see how long before this thread goes sour… Lol

Post # 11
3255 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I get to be a housewife for 2 months during the summer since I work in the schools (although I do usually end up working a couple days a week). I don’t know how you guys do it… Because I’m always itching to go back to work! Also, I’m REALLY bad at staying home. I tend to do more of catching up on my TV shows and less actual housework and foodprep. Had sandwiches for dinner yesterday.  Oops. I also get cabin fever. I think you have to be pretty disciplined to be a housewife since you are your own boss and the only one in charge of making sure you get things done. Looks like I don’t have the self discipline haha! And we could never afford it anyway, so it’s not even an option. 🙁

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by  hollyberry4.
Post # 12
918 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My husband loves cooking and he always wants to cook together with me, so if I were a housewife then I wouldn’t be able to prepare meals for him. He’d ask why I didn’t wait for him to come home so he can cook with me.

Post # 13
12900 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Derp:  I’m with you here about retiring early.  With me working, we are on track to retire very comfrotably by 50 and can both enjoy not having to work.  We could get by on my husbands salary, but we make the same, so having the extra money is awesome and affords a financial freedom neither of us want to give up.   If i didn’t make that much, it’d be a lot easier to justify quitting being a housewife.

Post # 14
8389 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

MrsShane:  I LOVE being a housewife!  I can get all the household chores done during the day and it allows my husband and I plenty of quality time together once he’s home from work.  Plus cooking, baking and crafting are some of my favorite activities.  It also gives me time to garden, so we have fresh, organic veggies available to us (hoping to add some fruits next year too).  Now, with our twins on the way, I get to be a SAHM which I’m really looking forward to.  I feel incredibly lucky.

Post # 15
1599 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013


pinkshoes:   If i didn’t make that much, it’d be a lot easier to justify quitting being a housewife


This is basically our situation- my old job paid a fraction of my husbands job and yet had me there way more hours with WAY more stress, and I was actually told by my VP that there was no room for me to advance further or get any more raises.  I decided then to GTFO. I tried job hunting for a few months but its virtually impossible when you work 10 hour days straight through and can’t even take 5 minutes for a phone interview… so DH and I decided I would stay home for a while, detox and recharge.  It’s been awesome. I don’t think it’s forever- I’ll eventually go back to something, but we’re considering starting our own biz (would be from home) so I’m hoping we can do that and that can be my full-time job! In the interim, I’m enjoying housemaking, volunteering and re-discovering the art of writing (which I haven’t done since college.)


I feel extremely lucky to be able to take a few months off.  Thanks, old job (which wasted 2 years of my life. Sigh.)

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