A mum-of-two lives her life as an 1950s-style traditional housewife and says she couldn’t be happier.
Alexia Delarosa, 29, from San Diego, admitted that growing up she always dreamt of having a life where she stayed home to cook, clean and look after her children - so when she got married to Matthew and had two sons, that’s exactly what she did. You can see her in action here:
Alexia said her own upbringing was very different to the one she wants to give her children and felt her mum wasn't around much due to work commitments and socialising.
"I've always known that there were things that I wanted to do differently for my own family compared to my upbringing,” she explained.
“I have always wanted a more traditional model for my family. I loved the idea of a 50's style family life, where the wife stays home to look after her husband and kids, and the husband goes out to work full time.
"When I first started dating my husband, Matthew, 37, we talked about the kind of family and life we wanted.
"We both loved the idea that he would work full-time and take care of our finances, and that I would look after the home and our future family.
"When I fell pregnant with our first son, Archer, now two, we decided very early on that I would stay home with him.
"I had an at-home baking business which I did part-time, but when I fell pregnant with our second son, Arlo, one, I became fully focussed on looking after the two boys, Matthew and our home.”
Alexia’s husband Matthew runs a coffee shop and works long hours, so she likes to ensure that when he comes home he doesn’t need to lift a finger.
Speaking about her day-to-day routine, Alexia revealed that she gets up around 5.30am to get ready before waking the kids an hour or so later. She makes breakfast for the three of them - often completely from scratch - and cleans before spending time with the boys.
After she’s made lunch, the kids sleep and she does more housework and plans the evening meal.
Post-nap, Alexia plays with the boys before making dinner and doing their bedtime routine to get them down for 7pm - once they’re settled she has a final clean around the house so it’s ready for the morning.
Since posting about her life online, Alexia said she’s had some backlash from trolls who have made negative comments about how she chooses to live, but she refuses to let them get to her.
She added: "People like to comment to tell me that being a full-time mum and wife isn't a real job.
"Some people even tell me that I am turning the clock back 50 years.
"However, I don't let it bother me because I know that the job I am doing is invaluable and it would be so expensive if we were to pay someone else to fulfil this role while I went out to work.
"It is so important to have a parent in the home that is consistently there for the kids. I used to be a nanny and I was there for so many special and cute moments with the kids I was nannying for.
"They were such special times and it made me realise that I wanted to be there for all of these moments when I had my own kids.
"I couldn't imagine our family any other way."
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