from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who manages a household, especially as one's main daily activity.
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- n. A person who maintains the upkeep of his or her residence, especially one who is not employed outside the home.
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- n. a wife who manages a household while her husband earns the family income
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I also agree that being a homemaker is a matter of beliefs, not economics.
The edge of any crisis can be smoothed when the homemaker is there to keep the home fires burning and provide some kind of regularity in life.
The second thing that helps the homemaker is the appearance of the home itself.
Proper meals are never cooked, and the homemaker is always rushing around playing catch-up, trying to make it appear that she has been homemaking all day.
I think the comments about getting busy and enjoy being a homemaker is the best defense against anyone who tries to discourage.
In actual fact, the homemaker is doing some of it for financial reasons, because her actions help the husband's money stay in the family instead of going out the door for every product or service.
The men will face many trials, but it should not be necessary for them to face yet another trial at home -- the trials of chaos and uncertainty that occurs when the homemaker is not there to provide a calm in the storm of life.
The American homemaker is trying to take care of her family and make a comfortable and peaceful home for them.
They seem to think that the homemaker is stupid, and we don't realize that there is indeed some financial risk in our path, and we do it anyway, out of conviction and a place of love.
The homemaker is in charge of this place and she has the ability to make it a place of misery or a place of refuge.