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I Want to Be Like a 50's Housewife

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 418 People

    Cookies After School

    When my oldest son first started school, many years ago, I walked him into the school. We went into the kindergarten classroom. He put his backpack onto the hook and said goodbye to me as he joined all the others on the carpet. I left the room and watched from the hall with the...
    HubbysBaby HubbysBaby
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Aug 26, 2012


    Right now, me boyfriend and I live together in a one bedroom apartment, but someday I want to be married, and a stay at home wife or mom who bakes, cleans, has dinner on the table, and can entertain guests with poise and grace. I want to share recipes witn my friends and be my...
    peatry peatry
    18-21, T
    3 Responses Jun 24, 2009

    Ahhh to Be That Content

    Wearing pretty dresses and cleaning in high heeled shoes, with smiling children, a perfect home with a manicured lawn and garden.  To have only concerns about the home's cleanliness and what to make for dinner.  And to be HAPPY!!!
    girlkitty79 girlkitty79
    26-30, F
    10 Responses Jun 21, 2007

    Peoples Reactions...

    I was bought up in a family of career women and have grown up knowing that I was expected to finish school, go straight to university then spend the rest of my life making my career a priority and fitting all else around it. However one day when i was talking to a friend (who is...
    Adelaide Adelaide
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 3, 2009

    50's Style Housewives

    Have read a number of the interesting comments about being or wanting to be a 50's style housewife. Thanks so much to those who shared their experiences. In my family history, I am the first female not to be living in this basic manner. My mother, grandmothers, aunts...
    NorgePrincess NorgePrincess
    41-45, F
    12 Responses Feb 28, 2012

    I Was There

    I grew up in the 50's and it was serene. I recall flowered, linoleum  floors.  Fun for sliding on in your socks. The smell of wax on wood every Saturday morning.We had a wringer washer Mom liked. She had to fill it with water then empty it after the work was done...
    wiseowl wiseowl
    61-65, F
    11 Responses Sep 27, 2008


    All little girls start out wanting a white picket fence, a handsome, loving husband, and babies. Then, for some reason, they "grow up" and start wanting other things, like jobs or careers. I was one of those that never "grew up". I did my time working out of the home, and I...
    AmericanLeanings AmericanLeanings
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2011

    I pretty much am a fifties housewife,

    give or take a generation or two! I believe it is a wife's duty to take care of her husband and the home. I prepare most meals from scratch and am extremely structured with the way I run the home. I have daily, weekly, monthly and yearly cleaning and maintenance routines and...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Mar 26, 2015

    On The Road To Being A 1950's Housewife

    I am currently engaged and before I move in with my future husband I want to learn more about how to be a good old fashioned housewife. I have always loved vintage things especially from the '50s. That era has always appealed to me. I want to be a good wife and mother that takes...
    Nanaki1993 Nanaki1993
    18-21, F
    Jan 23, 2013

    Living the Life

    I am a young (23 years old) military wife living in beautiful Naples Italy. I live the life of a 50s house wife and LOVE it. Im a stay at home mother to 3 beautiful little girls. When my husband isnt deployed ill have dinner ready for him as soon as he walks in the door, my house...
    mommy3girls1985 mommy3girls1985
    2 Responses Mar 31, 2009

    Simpler Times

    I fell in love with the 40s when I was a little girl. I loved the can do attitude of the war, no matter what happened we soldiered on and got by. The whole notion of make do and mend caught my imagination, the idea of a street getting together and sharing their food to make the...
    AmoAngelus AmoAngelus
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 25, 2012

    In Another Lifetime

    I have a dream of being a stay at home mom and housewife. It will probably go unfulfilled. Its my secret desire... Have a few kids, some cats, and maybe a dog in a cute house in the country. Spend my days cleaning the place, making dinner, and treating my family with absolute...
    amikety amikety
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 1, 2012

    Hi To All

    my name is Mariama Saho happily married living in the Gambia with my family,am here to meet nice people that are honest and truthful for friend.meal of female you are welcome.we can shear ideas and stories lets just be honest to each other.Mariama
    saho9817964 saho9817964
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 4, 2011

    Let's See Could I?

    I would love to be the woman who tries to, cause I'd give it all I have!   50's Style Housewife Have dinner ready: Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal on time. This is a way of letting him know that you...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Sep 26, 2008

    Future Lifestyle

    I really love reading your stories, it gives me lots of insight into a possible lifestyle. I am 21 years old who loves to have control, studying for a degree and with dreams to travel the world. Im a free spirit but my partner and future husband is completely opposite to me. I...
    Jan 18, 2013

    An Old Fashioned Army Wife

    So I have always been old fashioned when it comes to the way that I view my life. I love the fact that my husband works and I stay at home taking care of the house and kids. My husband is in the Army, so it does fall mainly to me to keep the home fires burning. I have been...
    armywifey2006 armywifey2006
    31-35, F
    3 Responses May 6, 2011

    No Internet?

    Ah, to be a Homemaker in the 50's. Now a days no one has time, both parents workingl.  You would think with all the time saving devices we have things would be different.  The 50's do give you a feel of a simpler time. There are some women in the U.K. who live in the 50...
    StarlightNotStreetlights StarlightNotStreetlights
    2 Responses Jan 30, 2009

    I'm not sure that I would want to live without

    modern conveniences (and disposable nappies) but in all other respects to idea the clear gender roles and dress of a 50's marriage is pretty much my ideal
    MrsSThomas MrsSThomas
    36-40, F
    Dec 13, 2013

    Traditional Wife

    I got married earlier this year and left my job before marriage. I am now a full time housewife and also look after my husbands three children. I didn't know much about traditional marriage before and at first I was slightly against the idea of loosing my freedom and having my...
    jopearsonuk jopearsonuk
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Oct 10, 2012

    I Think I Get It Now.

    OK, first, I am a guy. My wife is the bread winner of the family while I go to school and take care of the house and our son. Several times a year, I break down because I just can not do it anymore. I can not be the only one cleaning, cooking, doing laundry, washing dishes...
    ohnudeone ohnudeone
    41-45, M
    20 Responses Jul 17, 2009

    I'll Rant Because I Admire Them

    Even though I am a terrible housekeeper, I believe that some people are extremely talented at being a wife, whether they are male or female. They have the ability to manage all the moving and non-moving parts of a household, and to make it look effortless -- to the point that...
    auroramaru auroramaru
    46-50, F
    12 Responses Jun 8, 2011

    I Am That 50's House Wife!

    Reading some of the other posts here, I realise just how lucky I am. I am grateful to my husband who works long hours as a taxi driver. I am able to stay at home and keep our house nice and take in foster children which I really enjoy. I choose to be a surrendered wife (another...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset
    36-40, F
    9 Responses Oct 23, 2008

    In The Year 2011, I Am A 1950's Housewife.

    I think in order to live this lifestyle you need to make your husband the number one priority in your life. I know this may sound strange if you have children but the best gift you can give to your little ones, is a solid foundation that begins with your husband and yourself...
    traditionalwifeanjul traditionalwifeanjul
    10 Responses Apr 8, 2011

    The Dream....

    I dream of being a 50's housewife. Loving husband, 2.5 children (as the stat's go), a beautiful house and 2 Siamese cats. What can be more rewarding than such domestic bliss? I love cooking, adore seeing my love, revel in gardening, relax when sewing, feel damn special being a...
    maitresse maitresse
    26-30, F
    Nov 1, 2008

    Enjoying The Sahm Life...

    I have been a stay at home mother/housewife for less than a year now after working as an elementary school teacher for twelve years. For years, I huddled in with my former coworkers, lending an ear to their many complaints of how hard it is to juggle home and work...
    bethycateyes bethycateyes
    36-40, F
    Sep 15, 2012

    I really do. Except I'd keep my "modern"

    conveniences. I love a real vacuum, a dishwasher, my laptop, and a washer and dryer that only requires me to load them properly. No, I want to be a lady. There was a time where children were well behaved, women were ladies and would not go shopping in "PJs" or "yoga pants", and...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 30, 2014

    A Life Somewhat Like I Love Lucy

    Growing up I loved the ages gone by, I don't like that women are in the workforce I mean if that's your thing great fine good for you, but when I watch I love lucy I think to myself yes that is the life she took care of her home she was always well dressed Ricky was always buying...
    Russiantsarina00 Russiantsarina00
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 2, 2012

    The ****?

    Why would anyone want this, really? It's so constraining and boring, man. Get some fun out of life before your tiny blip of time is up.
    TheRose202 TheRose202
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 8, 2013

    From the Perspective of a Single Mother.

    First of all, let me just say this is not a women's rights issue. I firmly believe that women deserve all the same rights as men. To vote, own property, equal pay, etc... Now, what this may be is a feminism issue. This movement by women to become like men, I think, has done more...
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Oct 24, 2008

    Attempting And Learning About The 1950's Housewife

    I've always had a facination about vintage things. I had the opportunity to know both my great-grandparents (parents in the 40's) and my grandmother (a 50's parent). Knowing them has made me knowledgeable about various aspects and I really would like to tap into my inner 50's...
    happycherry happycherry
    Dec 8, 2010

    A Mighty Big If

    If we are blessed with children, I will become a stay at home mom. But that's a mighty big "if"
    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch
    31-35, F
    Sep 16, 2013

    Yes, This Lifestyle Can Be A Reality!

    It really upsets me when I hear people (both men and women) talk about a traditional married couple where the husband works and the woman keeps the house as being some type of pipe dream that is not possible in our day and time. I've heard people say that our culture has gone...
    pjdbnd pjdbnd
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Dec 29, 2011

    I Want To Be A 1950s Housewife Part 2

    I did it! I got up 2 hours before everyone this morning, had breakfast cooked,dishes cleaned,clothes set out, and showered and my family loved it! then after making lunches, taking the kids to school I baked biscuts and a pudding for dessert, then i cleaned the house better...
    bornwrongyear bornwrongyear
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 24, 2010

    It's Been Awhile....

    So as most of you know, I started working. I was at the point where my Children are in school full time. My house was so clean I would be scrubbing the shine out of tile. Haha I just felt like I needed to help in another way. I needed out of the house! I got a job fairly...
    silencedshy silencedshy
    26-30, F
    Aug 23, 2013

    Want To Be A 1950s House Wife

    After growing up with my grandparents and seeing how wonderful their lifestyle was and how happy my family was I have now at 31 decided to be a 1950s housewife! My first husband left me after my second child was only 4 weeks old and i went into a down hill sprial, but now after...
    bornwrongyear bornwrongyear
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 23, 2010
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