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
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
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
Yep, that’s correct. I struggle with keeping a house clean with just three people living in it. Should be pretty easy, right? Husband and child at work and school during the day gives me all day to clean and prep dinner, and still take a rest. Then when they get home, they can change, get… Continue reading No One is Perfect – not even Me
I read this article today, and I knew I had to share it. Its more true than the sky is blue! I can’t explain how important it is for every single one of us (housewife or otherwise) to soak this in! Please read it, Share it, and LIVE IT! We cannot please everyone, sometimes, including… Continue reading Stop Stressing over Clutter!!!
Here is Rule #1 for your New Year – DON’T CHANGE YOU!!!! Sure, there are quite a few things we all wish we could change in our life or routines. But realistically, making plans to change our lives is just not realistic, and its going to put unneeded pressure on ourselves at the beginning of… Continue reading New Year, Old You
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