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Is it that strange to be home with my children and keep a home? Maybe? The fact is that if we live within our means there should not be an issue with being a homemaker. Wive's can be spend thrifts. My husband experienced being almost in financial ruin in his past marriage. Many husbands struggle with wive's over spending. One of the top things couple fight about is money.
Like I said I am a "modern vintage homemaker" which means I have experienced divorces, step family issues, financial strains from child support payments paid out and much more. I believe it takes the right plan and mind set to be a stay at home wife. I give mom's who do work outside the home props for juggling that lifestyle too.
I'm not perfect by any means and it is a work in progress. My home is never perfectly spotless and I do feel a little guilt over that. Our family is happy and comfortable. That's what counts. We have healthcare through my husbands job and for that I am grateful. My husband has a good income but we are not rich by any means. I believe to be a homemaker in today's world there are things you will give up, but also gain different things in exchange. It's what you make of it.
My Top 5 Pet Peeves People Say To Homemakers:
1. What do you do all day?
2. Do you have to ask for money?
3. I wish I could watch T.V. all day.
4. You're so lucky to have all that free time.
5. I wish my husband was rich, so I wouldn't have to work either.
Ok, I feel better now. I'm heading back to my happy place.
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