Homemaking is managing a home, otherwise known as housework, housekeeping, or household management. It involves overseeing the organizational, day-to-day operations of a house or estate and managing other domestic concerns. The term “homemaker” refers to a person in charge of homemaking who is not employed outside the home. In the US and Canada, this term is often used to describe a housewife or a househusband. Homemaking can be the full-time responsibility of one spouse, partner, or parent, shared with children or extended family, or shared or traded between spouses/partners as one or both work outside the home. It can also be outsourced partially or completely to paid help.