Yes. In fact a woman who is very special to me worked as a teacher but had 3 kids in 2 years and stayed home until the youngest was 3 and went to Kindy 5 days/fn then she did supply for a year before going back full time. Her kids are now in their 20s and even as a full time worker she did all the cooking, packed lunches for everyone, ironed hubby's work clothes and set out his shoes. Why? Because she wanted to. It took him a while to allow it, and even longer to get used to it, but it made her feel good to do that for her family. Her boys all live alone and are independent and cook, clean, iron, pack healthy lunches all on their own. Her hubby was taken from us a few weeks ago, and what she finds hard is having no other person to care for in that way. She bakes for people in nursing homes, hospital, for the boarders even, but she wants the satisfaction of setting someone's clothes and shoes out, of cooking a meal for more than herself, of carefully choosing and packing lunch for more than just herself. She is a strong woman, highly independent, a feminist from long ago, and chose to do things that made her feel good.