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housewife, homemaker and stay at home mom I've heard that "stay at home mom" is commonly used, and "housewife" and "homemaker" are old-fashioned. Is it true? "homemaker" sounds strange to me. It makes me imagine a constructor. Do you call "stay at home mom" to a mom having teenage children too?  Would you tell me the nuance of these words?
May 18, 2013 12:36 PM
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two of those phrases are American I think . 'mom' is American, and homemaker too I think. Housewife IS old fashioned, but it is still used - or housekeeper. House manager, home carer. They all need care, because of the overtones, it is important to avoid condescending or belittling the role, so it is best to determine how the person wants to be called, what her occupation is.
May 18, 2013
Yuan
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English, Japanese
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