Here's an interesting article. Often times we hear the phrase "stay at home mom" but what if there are no kids? Is it still ok for the wife to stay at home doing housework all day? No kids, no jobs for growing number of wives - CNN.com In the case of this article her husband makes enough money for this to be an option. I think most of the time this is not a valid option though. If you don't have any kids then what's to stop you both from having a job? If one income supports you both then clearly there's no need for you both to work, but what about extra money for savings? Maybe I will get corrected here but is there really enough housework for this to be a fair deal? That's the arrangement in the article above. She stays home and does housework while he goes to work every day as a web engineer. Remember there are no kids in this situation. Discuss!