My husband is a Navy reservist who LOVES what he does. It's not his full-time job, but he tries to pick up extra AT when he can. Many times he is away on the weekends. I stay at home with the 3 kids. Things are tight financially, but I feel it is my duty to be home with the kids. I sometimes make pancakes on Saturday mornings (chocolate chip!). On Sunday morning we go to church. I try not to do housework on Sunday.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that life is what you make it. You set your priorities and then everything else falls into place according to what you've decided is most important in your life and what can be postponed until later. Live and learn, I guess.