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  • Tho 'I am not the discouraged home-maker you addressed, I needed to thank you anyway.

    Home Living

  • Sarah Palin needs to stay in Alaska and be a home-maker and not a politician.

    Rove: Palin's resignation lacks clear strategy

  • In addition she was a home-maker, mother of two, hostess, and "ex-officio partici [pant] in quite a few events of historical importance." (from a letter she wrote to HUC, March 26, 1962) She and her husband divorced in 1956.

    Personal Information for Martha Montor

  • Although outwardly secular, Tarek was raised in the type of traditional Muslim family typical of the Middle East: Abaya-covered home-maker mother; extended family under one roof; strong expectations of marriage.

    David Kaufman: Urban Legend: Black Men, Gayness and the Hypocrisy of the DL

  • We are a clumsy home-maker and mother of three who cannot ride her hybrid on the multi-use path without weaving into oncoming traffic like a monkey who just left his bachelor party.

    BSNYC Product Review: Surly Big Dummy

  • In both film and stage version, three women working in an office who occupy various roles -- the hard-charging exec held back cause of her sex; the blond bombshell sterotyped because of her look; and the mousey home-maker forced to return to work after her hubby's was caught cheating -- stage a guerilla action against an egregiously sexist boss.

    Brad Balfour: Q&A: Singer/Actress Stephanie J. Block Steps Out With 9 to 5: The Musical

  • Three generations gather to commemorate the death of the oldest son of a doctor and his wife, a home-maker.

    Still Walking Japanese Movie

  • On the one hand were the magazines promising perfection of various sorts: How to be the perfect mother, cook, hostess, gardener, home-maker etc. and right beside them the tabloid magazines that glory in other people's misery--the break up of marriages, or the battles with anorexia.

    Real People and Paper Dolls

  • We are, after all, in the POV of a very traditional home-maker woman.

    The Moon is a slightly warmer place today...

  • Abigail's role as the home-maker, the raiser of their children whose own travails form the series' major subplots and her husband's constant advisor, either in person or by letter, lends an important emotional context to the drama.

    John Adams

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