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18th Aug '16 4:37:26 AM TMNTFanGirl
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Housewife is a term used to describe a married woman who stays at home to personally raise her children and take care of their needs. This, along with stay-at-mom, is the traditional role of women--at least until her children (assuming that she has any) are actually old enough school (usually Kindergarten, so when the kids are around 5 or so). "Homemaker" is a mainly American gender-neutral synonym for either spouse doing this.

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Housewife is a term used to describe a married woman who stays at home to personally raise her children and take care of their needs. This, along with stay-at-mom, This is often the traditional "traditional" role of women--at least until her children (assuming that she has any) are actually old enough to start school (usually when they start Kindergarten, so when the kids are they're around 5 or so). 6). "Homemaker" is a mainly American gender-neutral synonym for either spouse doing this.
this--"stay-at-home mom" is another term, but a housewife and stay-at-home mom aren't always the same thing.
16th Aug '16 4:53:56 PM TMNTFanGirl
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Housewife is a term used to describe a married woman who stays at home to personally raise her children and take care of their needs. This is the traditional role of women at least through the children's pre-kindergarten years. "Homemaker" is a mainly American gender-neutral synonym for either spouse doing this.

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Housewife is a term used to describe a married woman who stays at home to personally raise her children and take care of their needs. This This, along with stay-at-mom, is the traditional role of women at women--at least through until her children (assuming that she has any) are actually old enough school (usually Kindergarten, so when the children's pre-kindergarten years.kids are around 5 or so). "Homemaker" is a mainly American gender-neutral synonym for either spouse doing this.
16th Jun '16 8:37:42 PM nombretomado
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* Played with in ''That70sShow'': Eric's mother Kitty acts VERY much like one, but she's actually got a job outside the house as a nurse. Later on when Red loses his job and she has to work full time she nearly cracks when she finds out Red and Eric still expect her to do all the cooking and cleaning anyways.
* Carol [[TheBradyBunch Brady]], supposedly. She has no job, but she did very little housework, because they had a full-time live-in housekeeper, Alice.

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* Played with in ''That70sShow'': ''Series/That70sShow'': Eric's mother Kitty acts VERY much like one, but she's actually got a job outside the house as a nurse. Later on when Red loses his job and she has to work full time she nearly cracks when she finds out Red and Eric still expect her to do all the cooking and cleaning anyways.
* Carol [[TheBradyBunch [[Series/TheBradyBunch Brady]], supposedly. She has no job, but she did very little housework, because they had a full-time live-in housekeeper, Alice.
4th Jun '16 8:11:38 PM gewunomox
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* The very dark ''{{KULT}}'' once suggested this as a playable character -- looks straight, but spends her time reading old tomes about how to summon {{eldritch abomination}}s.

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* The very dark ''{{KULT}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{KULT}}'' once suggested this as a playable character -- looks straight, but spends her time reading old tomes about how to summon {{eldritch abomination}}s.
5th May '16 3:19:01 PM AgProv
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* In ''Series/{{Butterflies}}'', Ria Parkinson is a housewife to a dentist in private practice who is aboe to afford a cleaning lady to keep house for them. It is also understood that Ria is not [[LethalChef the world's greatest cook]]. She therefore has time to brood and get dissatisfied with her life.
21st Apr '16 8:31:49 PM gallium
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* A dark example in ''Film/AWomanUnderTheInfluence'', where the pressures of being a housewife have driven Mabel literally insane. She loves her children, but Nick is a mean and shouty husband and Nick's mother, who lives with the family, loathes Mabel. The house is badly overcrowded, with Nick and Mabel sleeping in a fold-out couch bed. Eventually she has a complete mental breakdown and has to go to an insane asylum.
11th Feb '16 10:44:49 PM SpaceWolf
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Naturally, this is ''far'' less common in newer (ie. 1990's onward) works than in older works. However, the archetype is still used often enough that it has not yet become a DiscreditedTrope. It is also, at least, TruthInTelevision if the woman decides to be a stay at home mom.

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Naturally, this is ''far'' less common in newer (ie. 1990's onward) works than in older works. However, the archetype is still used often enough that it has not yet become a DiscreditedTrope. It is also, at least, TruthInTelevision if the woman decides to be a stay at home stay-at-home mom.
13th Jan '16 8:18:17 PM FF32
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** Brailee Ewers of Arefu [[PlayingWithATrope shows shades]] of this, though it's {{Cloudcuckoolander mostly in her head}}.

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** Brailee Ewers of Arefu [[PlayingWithATrope shows shades]] of this, though it's {{Cloudcuckoolander [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} mostly in her head}}.head]].
30th Dec '15 2:34:43 PM Shacob
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* Barbara Johnson a.k.a. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Housewife]] (pictured above), one of the playable characters from ''VideoGame/{{BioShock 2}}: Multiplayer''. She is described as "a dutiful housewife and an attentive mother" but with "[[StepfordSmiler a familiar and nagging sense that there must be something more]]," since ''Bioshock'' is a an [[ActionGame Action]] and SurvivalHorror Game [[FromBadToWorse things don't get any better for her]]. Once she's chosen to be a [[TestedOnHumans product tester]] by a company called [[MegaCorp Sinclair Solutions]] she grabs her [[ImprobableWeaponUser frying pan]] and starts rampaging on the battlefield. As she get more and more addicted to [[PsychoSerum ADAM]] she loses her grip on reality and start hallucinating that the warzone is her household and that the [[CreepyChild Little Sister]] is her daughter. In the end she acts in ways no typical housewife would.

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* Barbara Johnson a.k.a. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Housewife]] (pictured above), one of the playable characters from ''VideoGame/{{BioShock 2}}: Multiplayer''. She is described as "a dutiful housewife and an attentive mother" but with "[[StepfordSmiler a familiar and nagging sense that there must be something more]]," since ''Bioshock'' is a an [[ActionGame Action]] and SurvivalHorror Game [[FromBadToWorse things don't get any better for her]]. Once she's chosen to be a [[TestedOnHumans product tester]] by a company called [[MegaCorp Sinclair Solutions]] she grabs her [[ImprobableWeaponUser [[FryingPanofDoom frying pan]] and starts rampaging on the battlefield. As she get more and more addicted to [[PsychoSerum ADAM]] she loses her grip on reality and start hallucinating that the warzone is her household and that the [[CreepyChild Little Sister]] is her daughter. In the end she acts in ways no typical housewife would.
7th Dec '15 10:17:34 PM PaulA
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* ''Film/OurMissBrooks'', the [[TheMovie cinematic]] [[GrandFinale]] of the series of the same name: Miss Brooks, a teacher, wants to marry fellow teacher Mr. Boynton and become a fulltime housewife and mother. [[spoiler:Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton marry at the end of the film, living HappilyEverAfter]].

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* ''Film/OurMissBrooks'', the [[TheMovie cinematic]] [[GrandFinale]] [[GrandFinale finale]] of the series of the same name: Miss Brooks, a teacher, wants to marry fellow teacher Mr. Boynton and become a fulltime housewife and mother. [[spoiler:Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton marry at the end of the film, living HappilyEverAfter]].
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