Post # 1
I was just reading an article about women that stay at home that don’t have kids, that have degrees but prefer to stay at home because they can afford to… The first thing that came to my mind is I WISH!
But other comments on the article were interesting some women agreed with me others found it horrible and lazy.
I think about it everyday honestly I don’t know if I ever want to have kids but I wish that I could work from home everyday! But I never dream of just sitting around the house I think because A. we could never afford it unfortunatley my Fiance is not a docotor and B I would be bored to pieces. I couldn’t imagine not working from home this one lady just took yoga classes watched tv, had drinks with friends and cooked.
What are your thoughts?
Post # 3
@superplannerbee: I would love to work less/work from home so I could have more time to horseback ride.
Horseback riding is a HUGE passion of mine, and right now I struggle to make it to the barn 2 times a week.
Unfortunately horseback riding is very expensive. So until we either win the lottery or Fiance becomes CEO somewhere, we both have to work for me to afford my 2 lessons a week.
I couldn’t ever sit at home and do nothing all day though. I need something to do.
I could easily spend all day every day at the barn riding horses though.
Post # 4
Heck yes. I’m a doctor. I love my job. But I’d totally be able to fill my time if I didn’t work…I’m pretty sure I’d never be bored.
Post # 5
I could, but I wouldn’t just stay at home. My dream would be to volunteer, start community projects, and positivley effect the world. DH and I make fairly good livings and we know that we can live on just one of our salaries, but we have come really acustom too our lifestyle, which would obviously be effected if I did that.
However, we do plan to have children and at that point I wuold stay home.
Post # 6
I think I would have to volunteer or at least have a part time job.
I also can’t imagine not contributing towards say a better retirement fund, so when my husband retired we could go on great vacations!
Post # 7
Yes. My friends call me the Indie-Martha Stewart, I have enough hobbies to fill my time. I would write children’s books and scrapbook and start an awesome baking blog. I would also have to get out of the house and volunteer or do something good for the world.
I could have such a rockstar garden.
Ugh, Fiance, why aren’t you independently wealthy?
Post # 8
Hell yeah I would! That sounds amazing. I’d certainly pick up some hobbies, and start volunteering more, too.
Post # 9
I don’t think I could be a stay at home wife. I would be bored out of my mind. I like my job for the mental stimulation, interaction, and challenges it brings.
Post # 10
I don’t know if this is truly a stay at home wife, but I would love to be able to work part time at a job I loved, even if it didn’t pay that well. The other half of the day would be spent walking the dog, keeping the house clean, and cooking dinner. That would be heaven!
Post # 11
Haha, totally! I did that for a summer (we weren’t married… does that still count?) and I loved it! I would wake up, take my dog on a loooong walk adventure, go to the gym + swim, read a book/surf the net while laying out on the garden terrance, and then go to the local grocer to find things to prep for dinner. It was only for a couple of months so I was not bored at all. I was also in the best shape of my life AND it gave me a chance to work on my photography hobby.
Post # 12
I would love this if DH and I could afford it (but alas, we can not – although the goal is to be able to by the point we have kids).
I actually hate going to work 40 hours a week and would love to forget about my engineering degree and stay at home and keep everything clean and organized, have the time to prepare nice dinners each night, make it to the gym more consistently, and spend time volunteering (do I sound like the houeswife type – oh yes!) Trust me – there are way more than enough things that need done around the house that I would never be sitting around bored.
Post # 13
I’d also love to spend a fair bit of time volunteering with an animal rescue organization. If I didn’t have a job, I could easily find ways to fill my days.
Post # 14
@ILikePink:Ah, yes….the garden I’d have…..
Post # 15
My sister does this. But she’s not lazy about it, and fills her days with a lot of her passions. And she has a freakin gourmet meal on the table every night haha! I think this is okay as long as it’s okay with the husband in the situation, and as long as you don’t sit on the couch watching reality TV all day.
Post # 16
I could never ever not work. I’m just a believer that being productive is good for a person. When I was married the first time my ex his business came successful beyond what we had even hoped and we were able to be very comfortable. After a while, he expected me to quit my job (which I loved) and stay home or just do charity work or be a ‘lady that lunches’ type of thing. I was actually pretty offended that he felt that just because he had become successful at his career that it somehow meant that mine was now unimportant. Do you know what I mean? I’m not an extension of my husband, I am my own person as well, with my own degrees of success as a person. While we were partners and I was ecstatic that he was doing so well I didn’t feel the need to throw my own career out the window and sit home all day in response.