Women & Marriage

Baby Showers Before Bridal Showers?
Motherhood, Women & Marriage

Baby Showers Before Bridal Showers?

Having multiple baby showers and never having had a bridal shower or been married, is the new norm. Marriage is so very much passe, they say. After all, it's not necessary to have a man around in order to have a baby, they say. Women can do it all by ourselves, they say. This is the message younger generations hear repetitively in main stream media and perhaps in their own families. However, there has to be push back. There has to come a moment when those of us who are conservative OR those of us who have already been down that road of single parenthood, finally speak the truth, despite the pressure to do otherwise. We have to realize that there is always going to be a younger generation of girls, who will one day grow into womanhood. If these girls have NEVER heard it sang, 'First ...
A Homemaker’s Dream
Femininity, Motherhood, Women & Marriage

A Homemaker’s Dream

Written by @iamlushparadise This Quarantine places even more emphasis on the way I’ve chosen to live for quite a long time. I’ve always been a home body.I’m used to not leaving home for long periods of time.I love being around my family.I enjoy deep connection.I enjoy a peaceful life.I love reading amazing books.I love to meditate and pray.I enjoy going outside into my back yard to plant my bare feet onto damp earth and ground.I love everything about the home because there’s always something to do in it. I know that if I get bored, I’m not looking deep enough and must get my life all the way together lol. There’s deep alchemy and creativity in Keeping House.The Feminine Arts~ like crocheting, cooking, braiding hair (beautification),washing dishes, knitting, sweeping, etc... and it...
I Chose To Be A Stay-At-Home Wife
Wife Life Marriage Advice, Women & Marriage

I Chose To Be A Stay-At-Home Wife

This article was originally published as "I'm A Stay At Home Wife" in the May 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan Jen Williams, 32, traded in her traditional career for days spent walking the dogs, making the beds and being a "professional wife." I never planned to be a stay-at-home wife. After graduating college, I got my master's degree in library science and quickly landed a job at a library. At first, I thought it was what I'd wanted. I was never the girl who could sing or dance or act or do sports. I was the good student ... the reader. That was my identity. But over the course of the six years I spent at a public library in Nashville (where I live), my workload tripled ... and my salary didn't. I went from being a librarian to being a librarian/volunteer coordinator/PR person. Those ...
Operation June Cleaver
History, Women & Marriage

Operation June Cleaver

On a recent chilly Sunday women started disappearing from ads, magazine covers, billboards and posters directing readers to Not-There.org. Part of a powerful ad campaign to raise awareness of gender inequality, it was a graphic reminder to women “we’re not there yet.” It’s a déjà vu for the real housewives of the cold war. 70 years ago images of working women suddenly disappeared from the media and it took them over 30 years to return. During WWII women might have thought that they were finally there…until they weren’t. Women went from serving the country to serving hubby a beer. L) Vintage ad Canada Drive 1944 (R) Vintage Schlitz Ad 1953 One day, dedicated working women were glorified, proudly featured in articles and advertisements; the next they vanished,...
Ode to the Stay At Home Mom
Homemaker, Mom-ing, Motherhood, Wife Life Marriage Advice, Women & Marriage

Ode to the Stay At Home Mom

It's with gratitude that I take time to beautify myself and environment. Go-slow was a well earned decision after years of working outside the home while raising a family. But first, I needed to choose a man who appreciated a woman basking in her #feminine role as wife and Mother. Go-slow can not be accomplished with a man who values a "do-it-all" stressed out, overworking, overwhelmed woman. I know, in my heart, that a majority of women would consider go-slow as a viable choice if they weren't afraid of social and familial condemnation. The excerpt below from Dr. Laura Schlessinger's book sums up my current mood:"If you decide that the most important thing about your life is your worker-ant role, you’ll likely feel drained a lot of the time and resent the obliga...