Swiss Army knife~ an ode to the multitalented woman

We were taught to be dependable, responsible, the top of our classes at school, the most organized and efficient babysitters in town, the very miniature models of our hardworking farmer/nurse mother, a pair of junior Swiss Army knives, born to multitask
— Elizabeth Gilbert

Do you work? Are you just a housewife? It must be hard for the kid’s right! These are just some of the questions all of us women have been asked at least once in our life and most often by another woman. Choosing to stay at home or go to work is a personal choice. It is imperative to understand that each person is free to choose what works best for them. As women we need to support and respect each other instead of being critical and judgmental.


While some women are adept at balancing demanding careers with obligations at home other women choose to exclusively care for their families. Both work equally hard to keep their family members happy and satisfied and expect very little in return.

As home managers women have a full-time job with deadlines emerging constantly. A warm, delicious and healthy meal, clean, crisp sheets on a bed, and a smooth functioning household are just a few routine responsibilities almost all women are involved in.  A working woman handles both fronts, the home and the outside world. She brings balance to the family by becoming an equal partner in meeting the financial needs of the family. Through hard work and dedication she can also realize her own dreams and ambitions.

Whether the woman of the house goes out to earn a livelihood, or stays at home to manage everything we need to respect this conscious decision. Life cannot be tailored to please the world and nobody but ourselves can decide what makes us happy. The more we acknowledge the tremendous importance of the choice a woman makes, the more we are able to empower her and feel proud of her accomplishments. Effort whether in or out of the house should never be considered insignificant or inconsequential.