I was on BBC Lincolnshire!
and…Do you prefer the term ‘Stay At Home Mum’ or ‘Housewife?’
This afternoon I was approached by @MrWilliam on Twitter who is the drive-time presenter for BBC Lincolnshire and he asked me if I’d have a quick chat on the radio about being a ‘Stay At Home Mum’ as opposed to being a ‘Housewife’. You see I’ve always hated the term ‘Housewife’ – to me it implies being married to the house or chained to the sink as you might say. As any mum knows we are far more than that! We are there for our children and our partners if we are part of a couple, they are the priority. It’s not as if we’re up at 3am cleaning the fridge, we’re probably awake at that time dealing with our kids having nightmares about giant squid or something. The kids are the full time job, 24 hours a day, the house just comes with the package.
Anyway! I was absolutely bricking it, but I was determined to rise to the challenge. I’ve heard it said that people should ‘do something that scares them every day’ and today I did just that. My voice goes a little wobbly at one point, but I didn’t completely fluff it, just a little. So, would you like to have a listen? If so click here, and 15 mins into the show (you can skip bits) after Bruce ‘Dancing In The Dark,’ there’s me, Kay Wilkinson sticking up for for the term ‘Stay At Home Mum’.
Here’s the link! BBC Lincolnshire <<<<< click here!
So, what do you think? Do you prefer the term ‘Housewife’ or ‘Stay At Home Mum’. Do you think the term ‘Housewife’ is demeaning and what do you call yourself if someone asks what you do? I’d be really interested in the feedback!