My husband is all for it. He was raised in So. Cali and had a maid come to his family's home every week or so for years and years.
My stock comes from So. Canada --ironically from the same Pioneer stock my husband's family is from. However, location is the key --and perhaps cultural lifestyle. Women clean their own homes and gosh darn it! if anyone sees your home less than stellar, they will know you have failed somehow!
I know that logic is flawed. I'm a little too liberated to honestly believe that housework is more important than raising my kids or doing service for others. My mom always says that it should be clean for me, not for anyone else.
But I find myself at my wits end. DH works long hours all week and we both have demanding callings. I have 14 piano students and my 3 crazy kids take up all my time. I have tried, tried, tried to keep my house as clean as I can. My standards have lowered QUITE a bit since having #3, but it still isn't clean enough for me. DH helps when he can, but he's tired, too!
So, do I get a maid? Will it bring shame to all the hardworking SAHM's that have come before me? Will the guilt ever leave if I do? I do not know....