Mid-Century Modern Mommy -- Retro Wife, Sweet Life!

Plans for August and the Future of the 1950s Pregnant Housewife Experiment

So, my two weeks are up! With no daily updates (sorry, ladies), but an unbroken chain of cleaning my house to a 1950s standard. So, there’s that. Also, some really great meals. And dessert. Dessert makes me happy. With that in mind, what are my conclusions? And what are my plans for August, before we …

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The 1950s Pregnant Housewife Experiment: So Much For Daily Updates!

Another update for the 1950s Pregnant Housewife Experiment! I am clearly terrible at daily updates. Perhaps I should have tried for weekly or twice-weekly updates! Anyway, I am now at the end of my experiment, more or less. It goes until Sunday, so on Monday I will post my conclusions from these two weeks, and …

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Day 2-4: Well, I’m Getting Everything Done But Blogging . . .

So, I haven’t managed my “daily” updates for a couple of days. I’m not doing too bad with the 1950s Mom Routine — but I am also falling asleep at 9:30 every night and have no brain waves for my updates in the evening. Anyway, I am going to squish my updates together and get …

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Mid-Century Modern Mommy -- Retro Wife, Sweet Life!

Introducing the 1950s Pregnant Housewife Experiment!

Happy July! Today seems like an excellent day to announce my new half-year project — The 1950s Pregnant Housewife Experiment! I have loved the 1950s Housewife Experiments since I found Jen But Never Jenn and her original experiment, back in 2010. She created a lot of ideas and lists for her experiments that others have …

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8 Things Your Grandma Knew

8 Things Your Grandma Knew That Will Help You Up Your Housewife Game

Way back in the 1950s, women couldn’t turn to YouTube for tips on beauty, cleaning the house, or marriage. Of course, this also gave them more time to actually practice the advice that they found in books and on the radio. Often, their skill at homemaking came from the enduring, daily practice they had at getting things done . . . Here are 8 of the best things you can do to level up your housewifery.