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"I enjoy doing housework, ironing, washing, cooking, dishwashing. Whenever I get one of those questionnaires and they ask what is your profession, I always put down housewife. It's an admirable profession, why apologize for it. You aren't stupid because you're a housewife. When you're stirring the jam you can read Shakespeare."
—Tasha Tudor, The Private World of Tasha Tudor
When people ask me what I do, I find myself answering, "I'm just a mom," and then going on to tell them, "But I used to be a technical writer," even though the truth is that I'd a thousand times rather be doing what I'm doing now than go back to writing software manuals.
Why is being a housewife or a mom not enough for us? What do you say when asked what you do?