The mid-century housewife, full of pride in her beautiful home, tried to always have a company-ready, beautiful, clean house. She took pride in keeping the house neat, clean, and fresh every day. What if her husband wanted to bring a friend home after work? After all, a wife who was trying to help her husband […]
One of the hardest things to do on a regular basis, especially if you are a housewife with young children and NOT a lot of experience, is to have dinner ready for your husband as soon as he gets home. BUT, this is so hard, when you have 1 child crawling around unsupervised, another painting
Are you struggling to manage your household with three young children? I used to be in the same boat. My life was a disaster – my house was a mess, my children were always late for school, and I never had enough time for myself. It wasn’t until I discovered vintage secrets for managing my
It’s no secret how much I love vintage parenting ideas. And one of my favorites is the idea of nursery meals. It just has SO MUCH going for it. You have babies and little ones who you can make sure have eaten healthy meals, so that family meals can actually let YOU have time with
I really love using vintage schedules. They are so precise about the goals and the actions you take to get there. It’s a lot of fun! I have read the Babywise series, Gina Ford, and Tracy Hogg, but all of the advice they give is just vintage mid-century parenting advice, repackaged for a new audience! This is the vintage schedule for preschoolers that I am using for my youngest children.
I never learned to clean the house and KEEP IT CLEAN. So I found out how a 1940s housewife would keep her home clean. Here’s the vintage step-by-step method that keeps the house clean and COMPANY-READY, even for a modern home: the 1940s housewife cleaning schedule. 1940s Housewife Cleaning Schedule A 1940s housewife had a
When I want a really cozy home for winter, I know I need to start with getting rid of dirt! Enter the 1950s Fall Cleaning Routine–aka getting the house clean and tidy before the holiday season. Here’s how a 1950s housewife would have cleaned her house the old-fashioned way. 1950s Fall Cleaning Routine Apart from
The first baby step for any vintage housewife is to get up earlier than anyone else and take some time to fix herself up. Getting up and getting dressed is the most important step because it does 2 things: it focuses on self-care, and it sets the tone for the whole day. Why You Should Get