Mid-Century Mom Baby Steps

Mid-Century May Baby Step 4: Plan Your Housework

A schedule is the best way to manage your housework. Housework is, after all, a real job, and needs good management, or you’ll end up a workaholic housewife. If you want to plan your housework, you need to make a schedule, especially if you are caring for young children or an elderly parent. Some housewives …

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Mid-Century May Baby Step 3: Meal Planning, ’50s Style

The best thing about reading old homemaking books is how every home economist thought that her area of specialty was the most important factor in living the best homemaking life. Meal planning, ’50s style took its responsibility for the health and satisfaction of the family very seriously. If you weren’t taking the long view of …

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Mid-Century May Baby Step 2: Daily Cleaning Routine

After Getting Up and Getting Dressed, the next baby step for the vintage housewife is a Daily Cleaning Routine! Daily Cleaning Routine A daily cleaning routine is doing a light cleaning of all the rooms of your house. Vintage housewives did their daily cleaning first thing in the morning, in case unexpected company came by. …

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Mid-Century May Baby Step 1: Get Up and Get Dressed

The first baby step for any vintage housewife is to get up earlier than anyone else and take some time to fix herself up. Get up and get dressed is the most important step because it does 2 things: It focuses on self-care. It sets the tone for the whole day. Why You Should Get Up …

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Introducing The Mid-Century May Challenge!

I LOVE the month of May! I always have. And as you may remember, I also love challenges. So it’s time for the Mid-Century May Challenge! For the whole month of May, I will be attempting to live like a Mid-Century Mom and 50s housewife. (Actually also a 40s housewife. Because mid-century.) I don’t pretend …

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