What is a housewife? Wikipedia has decided any married woman whose main occupation is caring for her family, managing household affairs, and doing housework is just that. That brings up a valid debate... Is a working woman a housewife, I mean she cooks, cleans, and keeps her home orderly, right? In my opinion, if your MAIN and only responsibility isn't cooking, cleaning, and physically taking care of your family then NO, you are not a housewife, but a wife and a mother... And in every respect that is fine.
Logically if you are outside of the house for more then 8 hours a day how can you be a housewife? There is no way in hell you are doing the same thing as someone who is in the house for 90 percent of their day. When your husband comes home and dinner isn't on the table, your your laundry basket isn't full of neatly folded clothes, waiting to be put away, if your closet is organized and categorized... if you aren't personally putting together activities for your toddler, and baking daily, then you're not a housewife. Granted everyone is aware that I am a part time student, but I don't leave my house but for 2-4 hours A WEEK... That is my break, my bit of sanity outside of the house... but other then that I am home... I am a True housewife.