Retro Housewife: A Salute to the Suburban Superhero

Retro Housewife – An Attentive Wife Day 2

TV Moms from the 1950s promoted the standard for housewives across America. June Cleaver of Leave It to Beaver and Lucille Ball of I Love Lucy where two who went about their daily routines wearing the classic ensemble: stylish high heels, dresses tight at the waist, and pearls. As characters, June portrayed a woman steeped… Continue reading Retro Housewife – An Attentive Wife Day 2

Retro Housewife: A Salute to the Suburban Superhero

Retro Housewife: An Attentive Wife – Day 1

Unmarried men in the 1950’s were often paid less than their married coworkers and had a hard time getting promotions. Employers asserted that equal pay made little sense because the single man’s need wear less than that of a family man. There were 1,667,231 marriages in 1950 and 385,144 divorces. Though divorce was rarely considered… Continue reading Retro Housewife: An Attentive Wife – Day 1

Retro Housewife: A Salute to the Suburban Superhero

Retro Housewife: An Attentive Wife

I chose Retro Housewife: A Salute to the Suburban Superhero as the January fact book because it shows the truth about how it was to be a housewife back in the 1950’s. While it doesn’t give all the “downs” of marriage, it does give some pretty forward facts. An Attentive Wife Intro: “Women of today… Continue reading Retro Housewife: An Attentive Wife

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Vintage Wife vs. The Modern World

I feel the need to break down the huge differences between the lifestyle of the 1950’s and the lifestyle of the 2010’s. While most of us Stay At Home Spouses strive to be June Clever, it just isn’t possible in 2016. Lets take a look at why. In 1950 a men made a pretty good… Continue reading Vintage Wife vs. The Modern World