Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Desperate housewives? Not today's homemakers

For many modern mothers, it's hip to be home.

No longer molded in the image of a dowdy June Cleaverette, today's homemakers often are career women who put their jobs on hold to stay home -- and they also might be sexy to boot. Some women who choose to stay home say that they don't feel the pressure to hold down a career and raise a family, that the job of "homemaker" is more respected today.

"We're not barefoot, pregnant and chained to the stove anymore," says Jenna Noker, 33, of McCandless. The former catering director began to stay home soon after getting married in 1998, and now cares for her son, Dylan, 21 months.

"I don't sit around and eat bonbons; I'm not 100 pounds overweight."

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