Quoting Clk:" I don't think anyone can say they a traditional family, and if they truely are I feel badly for them. ... [snip!] ... and doesn't mind we all wear pants and play with cars. We aren't a "traditional family" we are a family of these times."
Yes, and No.
I became a fulltime housewife after the birth of my 2nd child....and remained one while they were in school (not a lot of jobs in my local area so i do a work at home gig). I love doing the traditional stuff, raising kids, taking care of the home & family, cooking, running everything on the homestead. In my culture and my late husbands culture, homemakers are considered to be the wise women of the village, and dominant alpha females that run the show....so I never felt diminished by staying home.
I also own a business, have worked in a career, have a nice cushy work at home job, and do a lot of "male stuff". I can survive completely on my own....I can earn & manage money and household bills, I repair the car, I do house maintenace, I can do plumbing (unclogged a pipe this morning), I BBQ on the grill (surprisingly a LOT of my women friends are schocked that I can).....I can manage a home and mine and my kids lives completely on my own, with or without a partner, I have been both widowed & left, so that is a necessity.
I dont mind letting a man take the reins, or asking for help when needed, but I also am very opinionated, my own person, & not submissive.