Monday, September 29, 2014

Feminist Germaine Greer's thoughts on Kate Middleton

http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/2014/kate-middleton-in-charge-prince-william-says-iconic-feminist-germaine-greer/

This is coming from a gossip site though, but basically she said that Kate Middleton should stop having kids...What do you think?

Saturday, September 27, 2014

A working woman gains empathy towards housewives

I came accross this interesting article:

http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/aug/19/women-finance-housewife-control-money

It's about a woman who took some time off her job in order to finish her dissertation, therefore becoming a housewife. I would say she was more of a student though, but anyway, she used to look down on housewives but now she doesn't as much.

I don't share her view of money though as whatever we make as a couple is the couple's money. I don't have pin money or an allowance, we just go shopping together most of the time. Still, I am glad that she feels differently about us now.

Fall TV shows

We don't have cable anymore as my husband built an antenna, saving us money! We don't get as many channels of course though. I used to love watching reruns of "I love Lucy" and "Leave it to Beaver"!

The shows I have been watching lately are "Hot in Cleveland", "Doctor Who" and "The big bang theory". There are a few new shows advertised this fall, but I am not sure I will be watching them, maybe "Gracepoint".

Any ideas?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Confessions of a childless SAHW

http://www.forbes.com/sites/learnvest/2013/10/25/confessions-of-a-stay-at-home-childless-wife-why-i-choose-not-to-work/

Good interview! In the end, she said she would work again if something were to happen to her husband. Well they should get term life insurance, it is pretty cheap! Almost everyone should have some in my opinion.

Fall is here!

I'm looking forward to the leaves changing! Not so much winter though...

It is time for stews, apple crisp and roasts!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Quick note

It is hard to go against the grain in today's society, so I am in awe of all the wonderful ressources for traditional wives on the web such as blogs and web sites!

I'm going to continue updating my link and blog lists!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Autumn has almost arrived

The weather changed so quickly here! One day it was summer and the next, it was gone.

We had to put the heat on and close the windows. We now crave comfort foods more than salads!

I am anxious for the leaves to change colors and for the apples to be in season again so I can make apple crisp!

What are your fall rituals?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Cutting down on expenses

Me being home enables my husband to concentrate on his work while I take care of paying bills and budgeting.

Our biggest expense is food. My husband can eat for free at work while I will often times make myself some eggs for lunch or lentil soup, which is cheap.

Dinner is an issue though. We tend to get bored and go out to eat at times, which is more expensive than cooking. Thankfully though we both enjoy cooking, but I'm the one who does most of the cleaning.

What is your biggest monthly expense and how do you manage it?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

How 1950's women stayed slim

Interesting article!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-191200/How-1950s-women-stayed-slim.html

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The freedom of staying home

Most people today don't seem to go eye to eye with full time homemaking. They think it is boring or mundane, or below them and that a career means liberation from chores.

I find it the total opposite. I used to work so I know the difference and I am so much happier being home full time. I have time to see my husband and with his erratic schedule it would be hard if I wasn't home. I can eat whenever I want and shop for necessities in the off hours.

I feel more free than when I worked for a paycheck. We are living fine with one income and we don't ask anyone anything.

I don't understand when both parents work and spend one person's entire paycheck on daycare. It really doesn't make sense to me! You all know how I feel about daycare so I won't elaborate further.

Some say 1950's housewives were depressed and on medication for it. I don't think all of them were. I think many women today are stressed about having to juggle everything!!

I also have time for tea, which is an important part of my days, playing the piano, writing letters and planning our menus, which is hard at times! It's easier for appointments as well.

Anyway, I hope to stay home for a long time, wherever home may be (praying for a house of our own!).