(Closed) Any housewives without children out there?

posted 7 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: Are you a housewife without kids?

    Yes

    No

    I'm planning to be

  • Post # 47
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

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    @Olivepepper:  It is anti feminist to judge another woman for a choice that suits her and her loved one/s. 

    I wish more people kept that in mind when posting in these threads. It always gets so snarky!

    Post # 48
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    Buzzing bee

    I wish I were a housewife. We need the extra income right now. Hopeully, by next summer I can go down to part time. I’m hoping I don’t get pregnant before that can happen though, because I really want to feel relaxed before things get crazy again.

    Post # 49
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Right now I work at least part time and go to school part time untill a little one comes along. I’ve had the last 2 1/2 weeks off ( even tho I was sick for some of the time) … I’m on my last few days and I’m going crazy!

     

    Post # 50
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    i’m not. i sometimes think i would love to be, but without any kids, i personally would feel lazy not having at least a part time job.  i definitely plan on being a Stay-At-Home Mom, and we will be ok with just my husband’s salary.  I also feel like while I can (before we have kids), I should be working to save up as much money as we can before we have kids.

    ETA: i do not mean to sound judgemental in my reply–i don’t think people who stay at home are lazy, but I would feel that way myself.  having just moved and bought a house, i can already tell how much work it is to keep the house in order!

    Post # 52
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

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    @Bunny_the_Bride:  taking care of him. Old school, cooking, cleaning, laundry… In my head, if I wasn’t around, he wouldn’t survive… I like that needed feeling.

    Post # 55
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Hey, I’d love to do that. And be a stay-at-home cat mom haha.  But I make more…

    Post # 56
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

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    @Bunny_the_Bride:  ha! I’m sure there are many ladies out there thinking I’m living in a fantasy world… It’s not 1950 anymore. do you plan in always being a housewife? 

    Post # 57
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    FYI, being a housewife is not the same as being unemployed. You have to be looking for work and wanting to work in order to be unemployed.

     

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    @Bunny_the_Bride:  Yes, I am a Stay-At-Home Wife. I make and sell candles for fun, and it brings in money, but otherwise DH earns all the money. However, we have a joint bank account so it’s not like I’m broke. 

    I make a lot of food from scratch, including bread, bagels and all baked goods. 

    I love being a Stay-At-Home Wife. I really don’t care what people think of it. I love how much I get done, like the cooking and cleaning, and that I get to do it all according to my own schedule. I do volunteer at a non-profit, so that is fun too.

    Also, we’re not having kids. I wouldn’t want to do that and ruin all the serenity.

    Post # 58
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

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    @Bunny_the_Bride:  I worked very few hours when we first married. It was great, I was able to work on our home, have a homemade meal ready every night. Then, he had to go out of town for 6 weeks for work and we both didn’t want to be apart so I quit and went with him. I have been taking classes during this time, but mainly just take care of our home. Since I’ve been pregnant and having a hard time, he does most of the cooking. Our relationship works for us, I’ve never had anyone say anything judgmental to me. I feel very lucky to be able to just go to school and take care of hubby. He’s really happy with this set up too! I will be starting a part time job soon but only to help a friend with his new business.

    Post # 60
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    hubs and I plan this life until it is 100% necessary… Financially. 

    Post # 61
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

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    @Bunny_the_Bride:  the phrase “wife allowance” pretty much sums up why I couldn’t/wouldn’t want to do this. I very much value my independence and would not want to be financially dependent upon or beholden to my husband. 

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