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Woman quit her job to stay at home and 'serve' her husband as it's her 'duty' as a woman

Rhiannon Ingle

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Woman quit her job to stay at home and 'serve' her husband as it's her 'duty' as a woman

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A 26-year-old woman, who has dedicated her life to being a housewife, has opened up about her choice to leave behind her successful career as an optician.

Mikayla Herrmann, who hails from Oklahoma, made the decision to quit her job to stay at home and 'serve' her husband by cooking and cleaning for him as it's her 'duty' as a woman.

The homemaker spends her days preparing food, doing housework and tending to the farm while her hubby, 31-year-old Samuel Herrmann, works as a blacksmith machinery company boss.

Mikayla Herrmann, 26, quit her job to 'serve' her husband, 31-year-old Samuel Herrmann. Credit: Kennedy
Mikayla Herrmann, 26, quit her job to 'serve' her husband, 31-year-old Samuel Herrmann. Credit: Kennedy
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Mikayla left behind her career in a big city for a quieter life in the countryside and has since been a full-time housewife after getting married five years ago making her the sixth generation of women in her family to stay at home.

The pair met back in 2017 at a church event and 'immediately' hit it off and got engaged just a year later in 2018 and tied the knot just three months after that.

While she receives comments on social media from people calling her 'oppressed' and 'lazy,' the tradwife claims she loves dedicating her life to her husband and their home.

She shared: "I was always looking forward to meeting my husband and becoming a housewife because that's what I've always seen women in my life do and what I've always wanted to do.

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"My mum and [my husband's] mum have done the same thing, our grandparents have done the same thing. We're probably the fifth or sixth generation of home-making wives.

"We had always known that once we got married that [my husband] was going to be the provider for me and I would be the stay-at-home wife and take care of everything around the home."

The tradwife says its her 'duty' to 'serve' her husband. Credit: Kennedy
The tradwife says its her 'duty' to 'serve' her husband. Credit: Kennedy

Usually, Mikayla's day consists of waking up 'very early' to work on the farm and take care of the animals.

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"In the spring and summer I have to get out there very early, take care of everything, milk our goats, hay the animals and work on the garden," she explained.

"I also try to cook everything from scratch from my home so that takes quite a while too to prepare for each meal.'"

She revealed that Samuel has breakfast, lunch and dinner all at the house so Mikayla has 'all of these different meals' that she cooks from 'scratch'.

Opening up about her daily routine, she said: "It usually takes an hour or more of preparation before he comes home to be ready for when he comes home for it.

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"I definitely feel like it is my duty to serve my husband and for him to be the breadwinner of my house."

Mikayla added: "But he is such a kind person that he will never be frustrated at me if I'm having a bad day and I'm not able to get food on the table whenever he walks through the door."

She said she tries to do as much as she can because she feels it's her 'job' to make sure Samuel 'comes home to a nice house that has been cleaned'.

People have branded Mikayla as 'oppressed' and 'lazy' over her lifestyle. Credit: Kennedy
People have branded Mikayla as 'oppressed' and 'lazy' over her lifestyle. Credit: Kennedy
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Mikayla documents her lifestyle on social media and revealed she's been on the receiving end of 'hateful' comments, adding: "It's mostly just comments about being lazy and that I sit at home and let my husband take care of everything and I'm not doing anything that's fulfilling here.

"But this is really the most fulfilled I have ever felt because it's all I've ever wanted to do."

She continued: "People think I'm 'oppressed' but I am definitely not. I chose to have this job. My husband isn't forcing me into serving him in any way."

While the pair don't currently have any children together, they are planning on expanding their family.

"We do not have children yet," she went on. "That's something we have been praying about for several years and we hope that God blesses us with children soon.

"I absolutely cannot wait to become a mum. I think it will be so wonderful to instill these values in my children and help out with some of the farm things."

Mikayla said she and Samuel 'will most likely homeschool' and 'do a lot of the traditional homemaking, homeschooling, homesteading type of things' as well as having a 'home birth' too.

Topics: Real Life, Life, Sex and Relationships, US News

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