As a wife, would you prefer to be working or just stay at home & be a housewife?

September 4, 2010 4:12pm CST
Some wives prefer to have their own career even though they are already married while others would prefer to stay at home and take care of the house and the kids. Which path would you like to take once you get married?
5 responses
@daninuk (145)
• United States
18 Sep 10
I'm not a wife yet, so I can't say I can answer your question with the opinion of someone who is experienced with having to take care of a family. However, I do think about it sometimes. I'm fairly ambitious and I want to do a lot with my life, but at the same time I wonder about how I would be able to take care of my (future) children when the time comes. I don't want to be an absentee parent, but I also realize that there's a lot of things I want to accomplish as well. I think that might be why I've been really iffy on the topic of marriage when it comes to the relationships and conversations I have taken part in.
@aguas_aj (498)
• Philippines
13 Sep 10
well, im a full time housewife and mom right now, and i dont deny that i do miss working and having something to do aside from household chores but seeing every step of my son is also fulfilling so like what pucca mentioned, if i can be part time of both or at least have a part time job that would work for me. in able to enrch myself also
@puccagirl (7296)
• Israel
5 Sep 10
I would like to work part time and be at home part time, if possible. I think that would be the best thing, really.
@slipz1487 (415)
• United States
12 Sep 10
i prefer being a house wife when the children are still young, then be a working mom when the kids are 2 yrs old until 12yrs, and then be a house wife again when the kids are teens.. Why? as a mom, i would need to be at home during the toddler years to set up a good foundation for the relationship between me and the kids and if the i work at those times then i might loose time to be with my kid. during 2-12 yrs of age, they tend to be more independent and would like to explore things on their own.. so you can leave them with some one you trust and get a job.. teens need more attention since they are very experimental at this time.. this are the times that they tend to create a lot of mistakes and that it would be better to have some one to guide them during this time.. this is where you would need the foundation of the relationship you created when they were toddlers..
• United States
4 Sep 10
I would love to be a housewife personally. A lot of my friends are always surprised when I say this. It seems so old fashioned and backward anymore but the whole womens right movement was for the ability to choose and that's what I choose! I don't particularly want children however, so to fill up the time (i mean there is only so much you can do around the house daily) i'd probably volunteer at places in the community. Sadly, that kind of life is hard to come by unless you happen to marry rich.