Our family is what many may call a traditional family–a working husband, a stay-at-home wife, and two lovely kids. While my husband has always appreciated all my efforts and sacrifices as a housewife, I have come across a few blog posts online about the stay-at-home spouse being undermined and a few of these articles have really stirred some strong emotions in me.
I mean how could anyone say that the stay-at-home partner’s role in the family is less valuable than that of the “working” partner? Just because someone brings in the money does not mean that he/she is working harder than that of the home-based spouse.
Staying at home and running the house is not a joke! In the same way that making a living and working out of the home is not easy too. So I find no reason for anyone to disrespect and devalue anyone’s role in the family. As one Dad says it in his blog post, “I am Special, and so are you…“