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What's the difference between a homemaker, housewife, & Stay At Home Mom

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:17 PM on Jul. 7, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • nothing, really. It is what it is in the eye of the beholder.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:20 PM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • It depends if your a mom or just a wife or a mom whose children have left the nest already. Some people whose children are all grown but they still stay at home call their selves homemakers. Women who don't have any children but stay at home call their selves housewives and women who have children that still live in the home call their selves SAHMs. But then again it doesn't matter you can call yourself which ever one YOU choose to call yourself.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:23 PM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • Homemaker - Someone who provides a homey environment.

    Housewife - A homemaker who is married.

    Stay at home mom - A mom who does not work outside the home.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:24 PM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • I say not a thing. If you are a mom and decide to stay at home with the children (SAHM), you decide to take upon ALL job duties including but not limited to cleaning, childcare, running errands, cooking, etc. (Homemaker). Yes, all SAHM's, Homemakers, Housewives, deserve a break and should absolutely take them alone, regularly. But, I don't think it would be right to decide to stay at home and not take care of home & everything/everyone in it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:24 PM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • I say there really is no difference except if you have no children. Other than that, they basically do the same things.

    Im a wahm aka, stay at home mom and I take care of my kids, husband and home, just like the other titles. Basically thats what they are TITLES.

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    Answer by ma6 at 1:30 PM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • A homemaker and a housewife do not necessarily have kids, obviously a stay-at-home mom does.

    Answer by MommyKKay at 2:28 PM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • I think they are basically the same things, except the SAHM indicates that there is a child/children, rather the other two don't. So until August I guess I am a housewife and then after baby is born I'll be a SAHM. Although, I prefer to call myself Domestic Goddess regardless. :)

    Answer by Christina807 at 2:40 PM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • A homemaker: Martha Stewart.

    A housewife: A woman who wears a piece of PVC pipe as her wedding ring, has a deed for a marriage certificate and sleeps with aluminum siding.

    A SAHM: A woman who does not have an additional job above and beyond caring for her children and takes every moment as it is.

    I don't think there truly is any such thing as a housewife. And I'm not so certain MArtha Stewart is real either.

    Answer by gdiamante at 4:17 PM on Jul. 7, 2009

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