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'old fasioned living'

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I want to start doing things more 'old fashioned' like 50's era I guess. And would love some ideas. I've always been intreged by doing everything household wise myself and how they lived back then. Anything you can suggest is welcomed and appreciated. Btw I'm a sahm so I don't have to worry about working around a job schedule. I just need a list of chores etc thanks again.
Posted by Anonymous on May. 23, 2013 at 11:09 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM

It is sad that today women think actually cleaning house and taking care of your children and husbands needs while your husband goes to work to take care of all of you is considered giving up your will.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 24, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Buy some pearls and a lot of make up?

Mommy2b2many
by on May. 24, 2013 at 2:02 PM

LOL I was talking to my gma the other day about how tired I was with all the stuff I do and she sighed and says "too bad times have changed; it used to be that if you told your doctor you were overwhelmed they would give you pep pills"


Quoting AmaliaD:

you could do speed.   in the 50's it was a common diet aide.   my gma was prescribed it by the family doctor.   she lost a ton of weight and had a lot of energy for all the housework.  no joke.   



Val99
by Ruby Member on May. 24, 2013 at 2:02 PM

The only thing I remember being different was food preparation.  My mother married in 1953 and she would talk about that era all the time.  She had a TV, vacuum, washer, dryer, dishwasher, etc.  The only difference was the preparation of food with no microwaves.  TV Dinners were 40 minutes in the oven instead of 3 minutes in the microwave.  You could still buy loaves of bread and didn't have to make your own.  Pasta was in a box.  Sauce was in a jar.  Many of the convenience foods were available.


What were you thinking that time period was like?  I mean it's not the 1800's...


Quoting Anonymous:

I want to start doing things more 'old fashioned' like 50's era I guess. And would love some ideas. I've always been intreged by doing everything household wise myself and how they lived back then. Anything you can suggest is welcomed and appreciated. Btw I'm a sahm so I don't have to worry about working around a job schedule. I just need a list of chores etc thanks again.


MonarchMom22
by on May. 24, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Martha Stewart wrote a "Homekeeping" book that you might enjoy.  Lots of info for home maintenance and running the house.

AmaliaD
by Platinum Member on May. 24, 2013 at 2:04 PM


thats what mine said too = "pep" pills.   she missed them but honestly she died early of a heart condition and i had to wonder if there was a connection.... my gma was the perfect 1950's housewife though.  

Quoting Mommy2b2many:

LOL I was talking to my gma the other day about how tired I was with all the stuff I do and she sighed and says "too bad times have changed; it used to be that if you told your doctor you were overwhelmed they would give you pep pills"


Quoting AmaliaD:

you could do speed.   in the 50's it was a common diet aide.   my gma was prescribed it by the family doctor.   she lost a ton of weight and had a lot of energy for all the housework.  no joke.   





xtwistedxlovex
by Platinum Member on May. 24, 2013 at 2:06 PM
And no chatting when he gets home! He should be allowed to relax and not by bothered by a woman's inane babble. Nothing you have to say is important.

If you need a nap, lie on the kitchen floor for no more than 5 minutes. No soft bed or real nap for you; you've got chores to do!


Quoting Mommy2b2many:

How into this are you getting?

Basically 50's wives did ALL the housework: cooking; cleaning; laundry; taking care of children. And she was well put together when her husband came home. Then she waited on her husband hand and foot; making sure that he didn't have to worry about a thing except relaxing after work.

And don't forget the baking; and cooking was all from scratch :) Which is actually pretty fun

BaltimoreBaby
by Silver Member on May. 24, 2013 at 2:06 PM


This. 

I do a lot of old-fashioned things because we don't have a ton of extra cash - so sewing, cloth diapering, line drying, hand washing, gardening, cooking from scratch saves money. Plus, the chemicals and processed foods are yuck. 

But some things are not so 50s. I also compost everything, I woodburn cook some things while burning boxes / wood / cardboard trash to compost the ashes. I do lawn work. I make rain barrels. I wear yoga pants / PJ pants / sweat pants everyday. 

You gotta give why you want to do this to get helpful replies. If you're doing it for environmental / money saving reasons I have tons of tips. Doing it to be 50s wife submissive? Not so much. 


Quoting Liz132:

 Why are you wanting to do this? I do a lot of things in a more old fashioned way to provide quality food for my family, to limit chemical exposure, to save money, and to be environmentally friendly. What you should do depends on why you are doing it.



Mommy2b2many
by on May. 24, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Its amazing all that 50's housewives did; with or without "pep-pills". I wish I could be half as awesome at being a sahw as my grandmothers were.


Quoting AmaliaD:


thats what mine said too = "pep" pills.   she missed them but honestly she died early of a heart condition and i had to wonder if there was a connection.... my gma was the perfect 1950's housewife though.  

Quoting Mommy2b2many:

LOL I was talking to my gma the other day about how tired I was with all the stuff I do and she sighed and says "too bad times have changed; it used to be that if you told your doctor you were overwhelmed they would give you pep pills"


Quoting AmaliaD:

you could do speed.   in the 50's it was a common diet aide.   my gma was prescribed it by the family doctor.   she lost a ton of weight and had a lot of energy for all the housework.  no joke.   







milkmama36
by Bronze Member on May. 24, 2013 at 2:06 PM

There is an old fashioned group and lots others like them here on cafe mom. They have all sorts of lists for housekeeping and amazing ideas!

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