How many women are often questioned about what is it that they do? Being a woman I can say a number of times. And what if your answer is ‘I am a housewife’.I am sure most of us are considered almost worthless if we are just a housewife. Considered doing nothing at all by almost everyone around be it our husband, our relatives, friends, and even mere acquaintances too. But the key the is do you feel worthless but what these people think?

Taking care of your home is one of the most worthy and privileged jobs. That’s what I think and feel and surely it is not easy. There are no fixed working hours, you are on your feet literarily almost the entire day, you get no holidays, you have to be a master in all the tasks that you and most importantly you get paid nothing. Would a man be ready to take up this kind of job? I don’t think so. The reason being that no one would want to work throughout the day and that too for free. So women who are housewives should never feel unworthy as they actually do the most valuable and difficult job. Also, the men who feel that their wives, mothers, and sisters do nothing all day by staying at home need to rethink. If it hadn’t been for their work at home, these men wouldn’t have been able to go out for work .

No work is easy, whether it is a high paying job, a low paying physical job or the job of a housewife.And no work is less . We all need to understand that. A woman who chooses to be a housewife should never be belittled or looked down upon. Raising children and taking charge of all the household tasks and chores is as good as going out to work and making a career. It’s about time we all start respecting the same and most importantly all the women who are housewives, homemakers or stay at home moms should be proud of their work and consider it as a privilege denied to many.

Would like to end by this a beautiful poem written by Ryshell Castleberry dedicated to all women

Somebody asked her…
You are a woman who works or is it just “housewife“?
She replied:
I work as a wife of the home, 24 hours a day…
I am a mother,
I am a woman,
I am a daughter,
I’m the alarm clock,
I’m the cook,
I’m the maid,
I am the master,
I’m the bartender,
I’m the babysitter,
I’m a nurse,
I am a manual worker,
I’m a security officer,
I’m the advisor,
I am the comforter,
I don’t have a vacation,
I don’t have a license for disease.
I don’t have a day off,
I work day and night,
I’m on duty all the time,
I do not receive a salary and…
Even so, I often hear the phrase:
”But what do you do all day?”

Dedicated to all the women who give their lives for the welfare of their families.
A woman is like salt: her presence is not remembered, but its absence leaves everything without flavor.
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