Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Living My Life As A 1950s Housewife And Mother



So I recently started a new blog on Tumblr dedicated to the 1950s. And I got to thinking, there is nothing I want more than to raise my son in a 1950s home. Now, I am not just talking about furniture and stuff like that. No, I'm talking about morals, beliefs and totally differen't from the way most kids nowadays are being raised. We are living in such sad, tragic times. With kids starting to do drugs at a young age, and getting into all sorts of trouble. It just doesn't feel like a safe world out there anymore for our kids to be raised or to be living in. But even though I can't do much to change what's out there, I sure have control of how my home is run. And I choose to raise my child in a good home with Christian values and I get most of my inspiration from the women of the 1950s. Things might have not been perfect back in the 50s but they sure were way better than they are now. So I hope that one day my son and future children will look back and thank me for the way I raised them. And will learn to appreciate the wonderful era of the 50s as I do. And understand why it is that we are differen't from everybody else. And I think that makes us unique. Especially in a world where everyone nowadays will just follow the crowd and go with the flow just to "fit in". Well my family will be the one to make a difference. A differen't way of thinking, a differen't way of living. All in all, a better life. What could be better?

17 comments:

  1. I agree with everything you have just said...a lovely post, dee x

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  2. well done you. i completely agree with you. It must be hard though, i don't think i could do it in the life and area i live x

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  3. I definately agree with this! I wish so hard somedays I was rasing my little boy back then!

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  5. You sound like a wonderful mother, and I admire your determination and goals. I grew up as a little child in the mid 1960's. One of the thing I truly appreciated about my mother was the gift she gave me of a slower pace of life. There was structure to my days, and I sensed her joy of being home and being a mother and housewife. Then when we did do something like go to the store or have a family outing it was special. Children often lose that feeling of "special" at a very young age today or they get pulled from one thing to the next because their mothers do not feel calm or content. There is a wonderful book I think you would enjoy about life in the fifties, I just finished reading it and couldn't put it down. My mother-in-law and several friends of mine have been passing it around. It is called "Standing in the Rainbow" by Fannie Flagg. It is about a kind and loving family with sweet and poignant stories from the parent's and children's point of view. I hope that you have a lovely day, and again beautiful blog. Best wishes on your endeavors! Delisa :)

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  7. Thank you so much Delisa, I think I will definitely check out that book. It sounds very interesting :)

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  8. What a cool blog! I'm a 60s girl myself but gotta love the 50s!

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  9. new follower, i was looking for retro blogger images for my blog and love your!!!

    www.theclothspring.com, you'll like my pages look I think. lol

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  10. Incidentally, I like the way you have structured your site, it is super and very easy to follow. I have bookmarked you and will be back regularly. Thank you

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  11. You are NOT alone in your thinking!!! I have raised my children in what others may consider a "weird" environment. Some of my girl's favorite shows are "Dick Van Dyke", "Addam's Family", "Munsters", "Andy Griffith", "Leave it to Beaver", "Beverly Hillbillies", "Bewitched", "I Dream of Jeannie", "Brady Bunch" and a few others. They enjoy "Shirley Temple" movies and other old classics, as well. Even the MUSIC I expose them to, while some is "modern", they appreciate "The Beach Boys", "The Beatles" , "The LETTERMEN", "Frank Sinatra" along with others. I frown on the modern "trampy" style clothes they put out for our girls. They are what many may call "protected". I share your thoughts and sentiments, entirely! I'm glad to find your blog! Moms like us have to be strong and hang in there together! THANK you!

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  12. How do we get to see your new Tumblr blog?

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  13. A great article indeed and a very detailed, realistic and superb analysis of the current and past scenarios.


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  14. Pattie my Tumblr for the 50s is www.the50s.tumblr.com

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  15. I just found your blog. SO excited as we are also wanting to do the same. In fact looking for our 1950's drem home asI type :-)))

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  16. I was rasied in a manner not unlike the one Barbara rasied her children. I am so grateful for it. I was not allowed to wear clothes that were not modest. Cursing was not permitted. I had a structured schedule to my day and we ate dinner at the table every night. We went to church EVERY Sunday. No exceptions. My favorite television shows are Laverne & Shirley, Happy Days, Andy Griffith, Car 54 Where Are You, and Dick Van Dyke. I was raised to never ever smoke. I am 25 years old now and when I look at my friends who go out partying every night and do all things related to the party lifestyle and I wonder "what enjoyment can they possibly find in living that lifestyle. That lifestyle only leads you down bad roads" and it's something I don't care for. I don't care for rap music and find myself listening to the music of the 40s, 50s and 60s. I grew up admiring women like Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly,and Marion Cunningham on Happy Days. I count my blessings that I had parents who rasied me the way they did.would like to think that I'm proof that rasing a child in a home with a 50s mindset in today's society works. In the future when I have children of my own I plan to raise them in the same style that I was raised.

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  17. Hi,
    I hope you don't mind me contacting you.
    My name is Jemma Gillard and I'm a features writer for an international press agency called Barcroft Media. We write for a selection of national newspapers and magazines.
    With this in mind, I was wondering if you might be interested in talking to me about being a 1950s housewife for a potential feature.
    If you are interested in talking to me or have any further questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch by email at features@barcroftmedia.com
    Again I hope you don't mind me contacting you out of the blue like this.
    Kind regards,
    Jemma

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