(Closed) Would you be a stay at home WIFE not mom…if you could?

posted 11 years ago in Married Life
Post # 17
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I pretty much am a stay at home wife. I have my own business set up, but nothing’s really happened with it and I’m okay with that. I really enjoy it, and I plan on staying home once we have kids. I’ve started to look for a part time job, but my stipulation is that it has to be something really fun ๐Ÿ˜‰  I spend a lot of time cooking, tidying up the house (although I think that’s a losing battle most days), running errands, grocery shopping… The list never seems to end. I can’t figure out how I used to balance it all with working full time! I hope to open an Etsy shop soon to give me a little project to work on. I wouldn’t change it for the world, I love it and DH loves it. The odd time I’ve mentioned maybe looking for another fulltime job he looks very panicked, LOL!

Post # 18
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would love to not have to have a full time job if we could afford that! I would do my own thing. Take classes, go out and do photography, cook more, etc. OMG it would be amazing!

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’m a stay at home wife at the moment. I haven’t worked since I graduated with my masters but my day is full. I volunteer in the same hospital that I would be working in if I was getting paid, doing the same job, I’m also on several local charitable boards and commissions.

I 100% consider it a luxury.

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t think it would be boring and I deff don’t think that being a Stay-At-Home Wife = lazy. My days off (few and far between…) are filled with cleaning/cooking/errands, etc. At the end of the day, I still don’t get everything done!! A good friend of mine is a Stay-At-Home Wife and she is deff not lazy. She does a lot of work, volunteers, etc. Personally, I would love it! I hate that the apt is always a disaster and that we don’t eat dinner til 8pm.

Fiance has also hinted that he would like this too. On my days off, he loves coming home to a clean apartment and dinner on the table. Ah, if only we could afford it!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 22
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Busy bee

I already have a pretty bad-arse Square Foot garden. But I would be canning up the wazoo.

Fiance has been thinking about going to Q school for the PGA tour for a year or two, so if that actually happened, this could be a real possibility. Oh, wow, how I would love it. I would possibly just go to school forever. 

Post # 23
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Busy bee

@ILikePink: LOL! I am totally on the same page as you, too! I LOVE gardening and yes, mine would be rockstar too ๐Ÿ˜‰ If only………

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would love to be a stay at home wife and run, shop, and lounge the rest of the day! LOL! That would be a dream come true. But seeing FI’s career doesn’t allow me to have that kind of lifestyle, to work it is! Actually, I am the type of person who would love it for a few weeks but then get bored out of my mind! I would want to get out, be useful, put my mind to work. I am a teacher and summer vacation gets old mid-July. Is that nuts or what? ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 25
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@superplannerbee: I couldn’t be a full time stay at home wife. I would be so bored. Without kids, it’s like what’s the point? What are you doing all day? Cooking, cleaning, organizing? Hell, I do that stuff and work 40 hours a week. Fiance has a meal waiting for him when he gets off work. He doesn’t have to run errands. I don’t need a full day to get it done. My house is cleaner than those houses you see in magazines. My OCD/panic disorder may have something to do with it but other than that I don’t see the point. Gas is too expensive to just drive around town having adventures. The only benefit I could see is I would have time to go to a gym that’s open during the day.

I would be happy with going to part time and being home the other half of the time. But 100% Nope. I couldn’t 100% depend on my Fiance for income. I’d feel like I was underage asking my dad for an allowance to go get my nails done or something.

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think I’d have to have some committment that got me out of the house everyday. A part time job at least. It would be nice to have the option to not feel pressured about making money, but having no steady committment would drive me mad.

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

A million times yes. I have no idea how I’m going to function if I stay at this job once we have kids I seriously think all working moms have to be on crack or something. I can rarely find the energy to cook myself dinner and I have a months worth of laundry piling up at the moment I’d love to be a Stay-At-Home Wife

Post # 28
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Busy bee

I want to be the urban Pioneer Woman..haha. I have too many hobbies to work! And I love volunteering! I could grow food for the homeless! 

I am bored in class and have an overactive imagination.

Post # 29
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Helper bee

I would only do this if I had plenty of things to keep me busy. I would make sure my house was always and in impeccable condition, and I would do some volunteering and take lots of classes (yoga, pilates, zumba).

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We’d be able to exclusively eat produce that I grew….I’d raise chicken and goats and use the eggs and milk….I’d can and pickle….I’d read for pleasure…

Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Totally. But not to just sit around, I’d love to devote myself to things I want to do that don’t make money. Like look into owning my own store/agriculture farm and volunteering, writing, and traveling. That’s not just staying home as a wife though, that’s staying home as freaking LOADED wife!

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