1950s housewife
Leah Berenson
Leah Berenson
June 11, 2024 ·  3 min read

Mother who lives like ‘1950s housewife’ believes her role is to look after the kids

Women have made strides, in fighting for equality. They’ve fought for the same pay and rights as their male counterparts. However, some women are content to raise their family and be housewives. A mom from San Diego has opened up about her life and her choice to be a housewife, or what some are calling a “tradwife.”

A Housewife’s Purpose

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Alexia Delarosa is a 29-year-old mom of two. She stays home to cook, clean, and take care of her kids. She expressed having chosen this life due to her relationship with her mom. “My mom worked, and she also enjoyed time outside of our family home with friends. I have always wanted a more traditional model for my family. Delarosa explained her desire for a more traditional family environment. “I loved the idea of a 50’s style family life, where the wife stays home to look after her husband and kids, and the husband goes out to work full time.” ‘Tradwife’ is becoming a more common trend, meaning ‘traditional wife.’

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Sharing a Common Goal

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When she first met her now husband, 37-year-old Matthew, she wanted to ensure they were on the same page. They spoke early on about their wants for the future. Fortunately, they had a similar vision and now have two boys, Archer and Arlo. “I remember watching films where the women would stay home to cook and clean for their husbands, and I thought it was a romantic and sweet life. It resonated with me.” She continued, “When I fell pregnant with our first son, Archer, now two, we decided very early on that I would stay home with him.”

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Cultivating Happiness

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Although her life now consists of being a mother and housewife, she once had another role. Delarosa shared that before having their second child she was working part-time. “I had an at-home baking business which I did part-time, but when I fell pregnant with our second son, Arlo, one, I became fully focused on looking after the two boys, Matthew and our home.” Continuing, “I’ve always loved homemaking and I was more than happy to take on this role.” Matthew owns and runs a coffee shop and makes enough money to support the family. He works hard and long hours. As a result, Alexia makes sure to keep everything in order so her husband doesn’t have to worry about anything.

Impactful Life Choices

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It turns out that she’s not the only mom deciding to be a housewife. Many of our aunts, mothers, and even grandmothers are part of the Women’s Rights Movement. The movement made strides and many freedoms were granted to women. On the other hand, we often learn from the generations that came before us what works and what doesn’t. Consequently, in recent years, many children found themselves missing their moms more than any other generation whose moms were actively in the home.

Be it a mom, trying to balance family and work, or a housewife taking on the ‘tradwife’ duties of previous generations, life is not without its challenges. Many argue that deciding to be a housewife sets women back. However, we are all people doing our best to navigate life, and Delarosa and others, are simply making decisions that they feel best for their families. What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

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