Women who Stay Home

United States
January 11, 2007 11:03am CST
I am curious as to what people think about women who want to work at home these days. What about women who don't have children? Is it socially acceptable for a woman to stay home and care for the household and work from home who don't have children? Are they looked upon as not having ambition?
6 responses
• United States
11 Jan 07
The answer is Yes, of course, it's okay. But yes, you're also going to run into those who disagree with that (Hirschbaum comes to mind). But the bottom line is - many women, married or not, children or not, would love to be able to work from home. (Myself included) If that opportunity has presented itself, and if feels right to you, snap it up, and to hell with anyone who disagrees. I think each individual must do what's best for her own mental and physical health, and what's best for those she loves.
• United States
11 Jan 07
Wow! That was well said. Thank you so much.
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@reps05 (22)
• United States
11 Jan 07
My wife does not have any children and chooses to work at home. Frankly, she is the hardest working woman I have ever known so to me it is not in any way a negative thing. Some may criticize her for this, but it is a family choice that works for us and really is nobody else's business.
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• United States
12 Jan 07
Thanks for the input. That is nice to know a husband's view. If you don't mind, what does your wife do? I'm trying to find something now.
• United States
19 May 07
If a woman (or man) chooses to make care of house and home her main concern, that's her business. I personally would never do it, but if it works for someone else and her marriage, good for them. Running a home is hard work, and you don't get compensated for it.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
13 May 08
I think with children, if possible, women should stay home. With out children? if both people agree. As to working at home, anybody can. None of these things lack ambition unless you stay home to watch general hospital and jerry springer!
• United States
28 Sep 07
I don't see a issue with staying home. If you would like you can read my discussion. tag.. stay home. I would love to stay home and take care of the house. Mine reason for for mothering but I don't see a problem with anyone staying home as long as the finances are covered.
• United States
19 May 07
It is most certainly acceptable for a woman to stay home, children or not. This is a decision; however that needs to be weighed by both husband and wife. Cleaning, laundry, meals. . .that is all work just not paid work. When you have children the amount of those things (plus more increases). As far as ambition goes, I know plenty of women who don't have a paying job outside the home, some with children - some without - that are very involved with volunteering and community. Those are the ones that are fortunate enough to not need the second income. I'm leaving my part time job at the end of this week to stay at home with the kids more. I also have a small home business plus I'm looking for other work I can do from home. It all depends on the dynamics of your family.