Article first published as A Women’s Ultimate Career on Technorati.
Instead homemaker has become only something a “lazy” person does when they don’t want to fulfill a career. But have you ever wondered what a Homemaker does in a given day/week? A Homemaker fills her days with Cooking, cleaning, budgeting, laundry, sewing, decorating, educating herself to better her homemaking skills, gardening, Preserving food such as canning, dehydrating and more. Not to mention also caring for the children. Not just cleaning them and feeding them, but also nurturing the children, teaching them and loving them. A homemaker’s duties fill an entire day and never end. There are always meals to fix, a house to clean, children to tend, laundry to mend, and all on top of being a WIFE to the man who is providing for her and the children. There are no sick days, no paid vacation, and no designated “me” time. There is no 9-5 shift with a lunch break. A homemaker works 24/7 for her family.
“Any Woman who hasdevoted herself to raising Children has experienced the hollow praise that onlythinly conceals smug dismissal. In a Culture that measures worth andachievement almost solely in terms of money, the intensive work of rearing responsibleadults counts for little. One of the most intriguing questions in economichistory is how this came to be; how mothers came to be excluded from the ranksof productive citizens. How did the demanding job of rearing a modern childcome to be trivialized as baby-sitting? When did caring for children become a ‘laborof love,’ smothered under a blanket of sentimentality that hides its economicimportance?”
nvironment that’sstimulating and nurturing, to pass on a sense of responsibility to anotherhuman being; to raise a child who understands that he or she is created fromgood and is capable of anything–I know for sure that few callings are morehonorable.” So why does society as a whole look down on Motherhood andHomemaking with such disdain?
My Name is Amber; and I AM A MOTHER and Homemaker, and I’m Proud of it!