Covid-19 pandemic period has affected all the societies in the world, new regulations which have been put into practice within the scope of struggle with the virus have placed burdens to families and they have been forced to face with the situation of dealing with various difficulties. The new situation, which affects the health, safety and economic status of families, has had a significant impact especially on women's labor. This study aimed to evaluate the life experiences in the family from the women’s perspective during the pandemic process. 15 housewives who were selected by means of snowball sampling method participated in the research and interpretative phenomenological analysis was used in the data analysis. The findings were gathered under five main themes as the role and responsibilities expected from the housewife, family time, child education, economical status and mental health. The results of the study presented that the roles and responsibilities of housewives increased in the pandemic process, that family members were satisfied with the increased time spent with the children, that they also experienced some difficulties caused by being together too much, they faced with some intense problems about the education of the children and that they struggled with economical difficulties and their mental healths were affected negatively.
COVID 19, housewives, family, gender