Do you think its better to be a house wife or working girl?

BrittaniMaree BrittaniMaree
I am a house wife never even had a job except passing out flyers at 15 years old then met my hubby and had 2 boys at age 18 and 21 years old so just a tad curious
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
house wife/homemaker
comatose-kitty , PropertyOfPotter , Vanille , caseyb , DaS13 , Sir , SexyStuff , Mrs.Tee
8
working girl
Chilipepper , Eva Schwaltz , Nyx (Under the Covers) , travelnurse
4
both
pixylove101 , Bignuf , Ansley , - Kira - , sXeVegan90 , Incendiaire , SilverMinxxx , Castielskitten , Nora , ChuChii , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Dixiemomma , *Camoprincess* , edenguy , jr2012 , Penzi Erotica , glasskitten , Stagger13 , leanright69 , LunaLuthor , Apirka , ImaGodiva , natashaanime , kennycake , unfulfilled , mistre$$ , Hott-Lova , rawrmonster , Kenneth Fort , Kat and Aaron(aaron) , mpfm , amazon , freshbananas , Feisty , xMila , Melan!e , Nyx (Under the Covers) , travelnurse , AliMc , AwesomeAmanda , nosrslylol , EdenG
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Total votes: 54 (52 voters)
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09/25/2012
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pixylove101 pixylove101
I am a housewife that does odd jobs. I make my own time. Cleaning houses is my more common odd job. I my try to become a substitute teacher next year. I get bored at home all the time so I come up with things to do constantly if not working.
09/25/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
I think each woman needs to make her own decisions about what works for her and for her partner.

I have worked outside the house and I've stayed home and taken care of children. Now that my children are getting older, I have more time for my career. (It had just got started up when our first baby was born and was put on hold several times.)

I don't think one choice is "better" than an other. What ever works for that couple is best.
09/25/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
I'm a housewife and I don't think either one is the right answer. It's a matter of doing what is best for your family. For some, staying home is just not an option. For others, it is the only option.

I went to college, earned my degree, and never had any intention of being SAHM or housewife, but when the time came, it was the appropriate decision for me. For others, they will choose something else. There's nastiness on both sides of this debate. I had one career mom tell me that my education was a waste of money. Whatever. No regrets here.
09/25/2012
Sera26 Sera26
I don't think either is better than the other. It's just a decision that has to be made.
09/25/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
I was the breadwinner while married, and I still have to support myself as a single woman.

Being a housewife is a fantasy I'll never get to enact - but is probably a good thing. My earning power would suck when he inevitably leaves, so I'll stay working if I ever marry again. Unless he's a really really good Dom.

I don't think it's better - but it's the best choice for me.
09/25/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by BrittaniMaree
I am a house wife never even had a job except passing out flyers at 15 years old then met my hubby and had 2 boys at age 18 and 21 years old so just a tad curious
I'm a 90 hour a week professional woman. I cut way back when our daughter was young....then worked my hours back up as she grew up. By the time she was in college I was back to 40 plus work hours a week, never thinking I would do more then that, since I love my" home time" too. However work has expanded to fill my "empty nest". My daughter and I are still very tight....so obviously she didn't feel her childhood in any way cheated ( we. BOTH, me and hubby) arranged our life to be there for ALL her "events"! We also hope we set an example of a happy, loving home....and a lasting marriage of 30 plus years, between two busy professionals. Now she is married to a awesome young man, whose parents have a very similar history to ours, and they are both embarking on hopefully long and successful surgical careers! Everyone has a different "life
story", and I'm glad yours is happy for you. I wouldn't trade a second of mine for anything!!!
09/25/2012
Kitka Kitka
Quote:
Originally posted by Sera26
I don't think either is better than the other. It's just a decision that has to be made.
Well put and I agree with you.

I'm a stay at home mom and it's just what works for us. Possibly in the future I will end up getting a job of some kind but it's just not doable at the moment.
09/25/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I think every person has to decide what's best for them. I don't think one is better than the other.
09/25/2012
sXeVegan90 sXeVegan90
both.
09/25/2012
Ansley Ansley
As others have said, it's a decision that must be made. And one isn't really better than the other, and having been both at some point in my life I can agree with that sentiment.

It's just very, very different. Working in corporations, versus small businesses, all the way to retail...each have their own set of issues, as does running a household.

Typically, women who have run households for long periods of time make great administrative assistants. They're used to taking orders, handling the finer details and getting none of the credit for it.
09/25/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
If I was straight then I'd probably want a wife who stayed home and looked after the house, just because that's how I grew up, with my father working and my mother as a housewife.
09/25/2012
SilverMinxxx SilverMinxxx
Both, but I think it depends on the woman. One might be more fulfilling than the other for that person.
09/25/2012
Castielskitten Castielskitten
Both. Granted I miss my job as a waitress because the place I was working on (and where I met my husband of 3 years) was closed down due to them not being able to keep the place running any longer, but I love being a housewife, but there are days I really wish I had a job again. Specially since our rent is unbelievable...
09/25/2012
KrazyKandy KrazyKandy
I agree, it depends on the couple. Also some women cant handle staying at home as it would drive them insane and bored while others prefer cleaning than having a boss.
09/25/2012
Nora Nora
First off.."working girl" made me giggle...but that's just showing my age I suppose (prostitutes were/are called "working girls" where I'm from).

But, I see value as both an "active member" of the working community and as a "house wife". I have the added benefit of having done both though. I spent many years working, then quit my job to go to school full time. Since graduating though, I have only worked from within my home and will soon be adding "Mom" to my list of "jobs". We can afford for me to stay home though, so it works well for us.
09/25/2012
Eva Schwaltz Eva Schwaltz
I would rather work
09/25/2012
ChuChii ChuChii
Right now im a house wife, but it gets really boring, So I am looking for work, but its not easy at all.
09/25/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I am home I do things online. But sometimes I get bored too. I don't get out much and when I do it is family stuff most of the time. I really don't know anyone where I am and I don't have any sitters.
09/25/2012
Dixiemomma Dixiemomma
I'd love to be able to afford to stay home, BUT i get bored and lazy being stuck home all day so i think i'll always keep atleast a part time job.
09/25/2012
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
Quote:
Originally posted by BrittaniMaree
I am a house wife never even had a job except passing out flyers at 15 years old then met my hubby and had 2 boys at age 18 and 21 years old so just a tad curious
I have been on each side of the fence. I personally don't have kiddos right now but I was the stay at home wife while I enjoyed it at times I got sick of being home. Recently when I was in a relationship I was working and loved what I was doing but had to come home an take off for a bit to deal with some family stuff. My partner at the time said "You just need to stay home and be a housewife", for the moment I was fine with that til it came down to having to ask for money and rely on someone else when I was doing well for myself for several months. I would like to work a part time job while taking care of my SO and kids when that day comes. To each their own and what may work for some won't work for others. I was raised where my dad worked and my mom was home with us kids an when we were in school she was home in case we needed picked up for being sick. Yes my mom went to school got some degrees an used them when money was tight and we needed extra money she would go find a temp job work it and go from there. It worked out for our family at the time.
09/25/2012
edenguy edenguy
Quote:
Originally posted by BrittaniMaree
I am a house wife never even had a job except passing out flyers at 15 years old then met my hubby and had 2 boys at age 18 and 21 years old so just a tad curious
"Better" - Seems like it depends on the family and individual needs
09/25/2012
jr2012 jr2012
whatever works best for the person / couple is best! We shouldn't make judgements based on this decision, I think. Unfortunately lots of people do.
09/26/2012
comatose-kitty comatose-kitty
I put housewife since I want to be a house"wife"
09/26/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I think it's a decision every family needs to figure out and make. I have three young children, so for now, I'm a homemaker and take care of them and the house. When they are older and all in school, I will consider something else perhaps. But for the time being, that's where I belong; raising my children and taking care of my family here.
09/26/2012
glasskitten glasskitten
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
I think each woman needs to make her own decisions about what works for her and for her partner.

I have worked outside the house and I've stayed home and taken care of children. Now that my children are getting older, I have more time for ... More
I agree with this. It's whatever works for you.
09/26/2012
Stagger13 Stagger13
Quote:
Originally posted by BrittaniMaree
I am a house wife never even had a job except passing out flyers at 15 years old then met my hubby and had 2 boys at age 18 and 21 years old so just a tad curious
I think it all depends on the person and the relationship.
09/26/2012
LunaLuthor LunaLuthor
Quote:
Originally posted by BrittaniMaree
I am a house wife never even had a job except passing out flyers at 15 years old then met my hubby and had 2 boys at age 18 and 21 years old so just a tad curious
It sucks to be both but I wouldn't want to give it up
10/03/2012
ImaGodiva ImaGodiva
So many women are both but don't get credit for it. Even if a woman is a housewife, chances are she volunteers at the kids' school or somewhere else, takes care of someone outside her own family, or does a million other things that take hours of her time but isn't traditional "work". And most women with jobs do enough housework etc. to make up a second job. Let's take a moment to appreciate eachother as working women, no matter what that work is.
10/03/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I think it depends on the couple/individual. I worked the first 5 years of my marriage and now I've been a stay at home mom for the last 3 1/2 years. I personally have to be doing SOMETHING that's why I'm on EF so much. Just staying home drives me crazy, but I wouldn't trade the time with my kids for anything. As soon as the youngest starts school I'm going to get a part time job.
10/04/2012
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