I think it's interesting to see it from a bible standpoint. Even an atheist can appreciate the point made at Genesis 2:18 when god said that it is not good for a man to be alone, and so he made the woman as a 'compliment' for him! To add to that verse 24 says "That is why a man will leave his father and his mother and he will stick to his wife, and they will become one flesh;" thus in a way placing the man and the woman on an equal level.
Not to say being independent isn't a bad idea but if like in the passage you find yourself juggling work, possibly with school, while being a single parent, it'd be nice to have a companion to help out. However, if you're worried about becoming single again just work at your relationship with Colossians 3:18,19 in mind when it says "wives... be in subjection to your husbands, as it is becoming in the lord. (19) You husbands, keep loving your wives and do not be bitterly angry with them."
There is a mutual respect that must be had, and so if a woman doesn't want to a house wife the bible is perfectly ok with it! Women back then had more rights than women today even, as long as they followed God's counsel to love and honor their husbands.
For more information on the bible's viewpoint on marriage and having a happy family life go to jw.org. perhaps even go to 'contact us' on the bottom and request a free home bible study. Again it's free and harmless, just as long as you don't mind inviting well dressed people into your home.