I dislike this term. Not like in a big huge way or anything, just don't use it for myself. Like, I'm a housewife. Well, I'm married yes. I live in a house.....
It implies, to my ears, someone who does little more than change diapers and play row-row-row-your-boat all day long.
And you all know how I feel about the 'what do you do?' question. So when I'm asked what I do, I refuse to give an answer that pigeon holes me into anything. Now, I no longer work for cash, but I'm not just a mother who stays at home. In fact, I enjoy going for long walks in nature, which is outside. ahem
To the question, 'what are you?', I answer, I'm a mother, crafter, herbalist, nomad, book
And I'm not talking just about women who feel strongly that they are much more than just mothers, I'm also referring to mothers who relish their role as mother. Who find fulfillment in mothering's every day tasks.
How do you feel about that term, sahm? What's the alternative? FSTSSIWC? (freespirit that sometimes stays indoors with child)