Housewife or a working woman?!!! Like the eternal problem we used to ask ourselves in every generation (who came first, the egg🥚 or the Chicken🐔 !!?), this question will always be forever until our world ends. This is the most important and confusing question any woman can ask after marriage.

What will everybody think of me as a housewife!? And more importantly, what will my husband think of me? Is it straightforward, like living in paradise as a housewife, or just like hell?!! And if I choose to be a housewife, how can I overcome all these obstacles and become a highly self-confident housewife?!

Well, I think it’s challenging indeed to work as a housewife; see, my wife, was working before our marriage as a civil engineer, and she quit work after our second child was born; from that day, she became only a housewife.
First, I told myself that she is now resting all day, with no boss and no deadlines required; in brief, it’s a paradise that I wish to try sometime.
Unfortunately, after a while, my wife got sick for a short while, and I was in charge of all her house and kids’ responsibilities!!!!!😳

Wow!!!! I was amazed by the work she’s been doing since our marriage. It’s ongoing daily work from getting the children up to their sleep. Even when they’re at school, there are the chores of the house. ohhhh, I realized how much she was brave to take that job, and again how much money that was saved by her attention to our two kids between personal care and study -which meant that she had to be paid all that money and that eventually it is not a non paid work after all-and this was for five years without any appreciation from me!!!!😩

But in the end, is it paradise or hell being a housewife? Here are seven advantages and disadvantages of being a housewife; of course, it will vary depending on Your point of view.



You can enjoy motherhood by watching your kids grow, walking their first step, saying their first word, and making their first mistakes, which are priceless moments. Because practically, there is no way to care for your children and your home if you and your partner are busy in yourprofessional lives?! As a stay-at-home mom, you have the full privilege of being there when your child needs you instead of being stuck in a cubicle at work. As a housewife, you can closely monitor your kids and husband, increasing bonding between you and them.

Enjoy Motherhood

Not to mention your home neat and hygienic, you can make it like the paradise you and your family desire.


It is complicated and even impossible for working women with 8-10 working hours to manage a family and to find time to learn new skills or improve existing ones. But not you, as a housewife you have more extra time to pursue your hobby or learn some new ones quickly. You may also be able to earn an income through a part-time, work-at-home, or freelance job after learning how to.
Or maybe If you have a crafting hobby, you may be able to sell your work. An educated mother can push her children gigantic steps forward; you can quickly improve yourself by reading and listening more because you have TIME.


Do you believe it!!!?? You are living everybody’s dream!! YOU ARE YOUR BOSS 😇.
A housewife has the flexibility to do daily household chores or anything else the way she wishes, and at the time she wishes to do it. There is no other voice except her own showing her orders in her work. NO deadlines, no pushing orders, and no stress with doing her work like job holders, which leads to high mental health and a peaceful mind and life.

A housewife is her boss, her house is her office, and she can even employ people to help her, such as maids, cooks, gardeners, etc. And at the end of the day, she was appreciated and thanked for all the sacrifices she made for the family.


You can not imagine how much Staying home as a housewife can be more economical than a working woman, as I mentioned before in my case. You no longer, as a family, have to pay for childcare, gas, car maintenance, dry cleaning, wardrobe, lunch out, and salon costs anymore, even reducing these horrible junk-food bills as you are free now to cook healthy and delicious receipts from your beautiful hands that your husband and children will adore.

5-More Consistent Routines

As a kid, I remember that the most important thing to me was finding my mother waiting for me, asking about my day, how it was, whom I met …etc. That was a sensational feeling about security and love, the cozy home, and my loving mother.
By choosing to be a housewife, your family time will be more predictable; You’ll have more control over your family’s routine. You won’t have to worry about getting called in early to work, staying late for a meeting, and missing a critical date for your boy or girl at school or the club.

As a stay-at-home mom, your routine will be the same weekly, allowing you to always be there for your husband and children.


Which one of these two husbands do you think is more stable in his life: the one who eats every meal outside in restaurants or home delivery, who would talk to anyone just because he can’t find his wife beside him, who would run for all his matters between laundry and clothes and food…
Or… the one who always finds his wife beside him looking for his food, his clothes and talking with him in his worst moments along with his best!!! I think you already know the answer😊

When you start to become a housewife, slowly and gradually, you will notice how dependent your husband will be on you, how he can not begin his day without his morning kiss and coffee from your lips and hand, and how he can not sleep without chatting with you a little and of course, depending on the nature of his day if hard or good.
In brief, be sure he will be happier in his life as well as you.


Here in my hometown, we say every home has its odor, not its scent. I mean the feelings we feel when we enter that house.
The smell of our mom cooking, the fantastic sound of dishes in our kitchen when serving dinner with her shouting at us to come, her beautiful voice 😂 when asking us about our dirty clothes and our undelivered homework 😩. No, such feelings can’t be forgotten and make us what we are now.



On the other hand, always being for your family sometimes makes you feel trapped in a small, tired spot that mentally exhausts you, wishing you could steal some moments for yourself.
Being a parent is ongoing work; you can’t say or think that it will end at a particular time of day. Sometimes, any parent must keep giving and going.

Always get enough sleep, eat a healthy diet, exercise, and relax.


Although, as a housewife, you have saved your family some financial troubles by avoiding paying forchildcare, gas, car maintenance, dry cleaning, wardrobe, lunch out, and salon costs anymore besides, of course, your home cooking instead of junk food, BUT, it is now a fact that two-person income just got cut down to one paycheck. The economics of coupons, budgets, and cutting costs may no longer be optional.
Parents Can Save Money When Raising Children

Try to write and stick to a family budget to help keep you on track, reduce your stress, and make economic choices easier.


Of course, after being a housewife, you will make new friends with other housewives, whether they are your neighbors or not, so your social life will definitely change as you have a new focus.
And although you may find some mutual interests and a little break sharing everyday experiences and taking some advice with them, You’ll probably notice a drop in activities you take part in that you used to when you worked. Briefly,your social circle might shrink to only those other moms.

So I advise you to search around people who share the same hobbies and interests; build and maintain connections with other parents along with these people to maintain stability and mental health in your life.


Though you are the boss of yourself and your family affairs, too, I mean you run the house literally -from Paying the bills, cooking, cleaning, getting the kids everywhere they need to be, to keep the family schedule all under your control- certainly sometimes you may feel like it all falls on you, there will be times you think super-stressed trying to keep up with it all while raising kids.

Then, at this moment, you must know that you can’t keep doing everything. Be open to adjusting your schedule as needed and seeking support from family members or external help if the workload becomes overwhelming. Effective communication with your family about your needs and boundaries is also crucial in maintaining a healthy balance between household duties and personal time.

Remember that it’s okay to prioritize self-care and personal fulfillment alongside your responsibilities as a housewife.Try to teach them essential life skills and responsibilities if they help with laundry, cleaning, and cooking. Form carpools, trade babysitting with other parents, or accept help from relatives. As we say, “One hand can’t clap alone.” Then, from time to time, depending on your budget, give a small reward to yourself for your home effort by hiring out some chores such as lawn care or thorough housecleaning; it will make you feel great.

5- Consequences of the fixed routine:

The fact is the most beneficial one from your fixed routine is your family; as mentioned above, family time will be more predictable, and you’ll have more control over your family’s routine. Andthough you will be happy too, theroutine can often be equated with boredom. Con: Routine can often be equated with boredom. Your days will be planned out so well that you can quickly feel like you’re in a rut, with no excitement or changes, and nothing is new in that world😒.

Always try to add variety with your children and husband, such as visiting parks or museums, traveling on the weekends, and spending time with relatives. If you don’t know where to fit it in, look into streamlining your daily and weekly schedule.


As a housewife, you can manage your work time as you like without any other opinion or way, but be careful of the leisure time you have because it will lead to more idle talk and gossip with your housewife friends and neighbors, which will leave you without learning new skills or improving existing ones because you’ve lost your TIME.

Try to limit that time with yourhousewives, friends, and neighbors full of idletalk and gossip, and fill your schedule with learning new skills, courses, and lectures.


I think this is the disadvantage of the advantage. As you may say, as a dedicated stay-at-home mother concerned about everything in your children’s lives, you may slip into making them so dependent.
Unfortunately, Children of working mothers tend to become more independent. Since working moms need to teach kids how to do chores independently, they develop a strong sense of responsibility at an early age.

Try to schedule the house chores in a way to involve your children with you at an early age, make them help you even in the hard work, of course, with the percentage depending on their age, to ensure having well-independent children and teenagers.


I just tried here in brief to demonstrate the advantages and the disadvantages of being a housewife, but this is not the only way you should consider when you’re taking such a terrifying decision- just reading some posts and articles- and think that it is enough.
Only you can know what is the right way to live your life, NO wait, only you can feel the right way to live, no one in this whole world can tell you the right way!! 🧐, or the suitable way!! 🧐, or the expected way for you to live!! 🧐, it’s

They are two different worlds; take your time to decide

This world is full of ladies with different priorities to the current norm, and it’s ok to feel, act, and live differently to your peers. It’s ok to ‘just’ want to be a housewife, or not. Give yourself the appropriate time to make your decision, try both types of life – as a working woman, and as a housewife – for a short period before taking that decision, don’t make anyone force you, or make you take the wrong type of life for you because frankly, these are completely two different worlds, and you don’t want to stick into one of them that you hate.

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