I adore vintage 1950's women's magazines. Some of the vintage magazines I read are Household Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Woman's Day and Family Circle. If I am to learn all I can about being a 1950's housewife, I believe these are a treasure trove of information. I can get lost all day reading vintage women's magazines.
I believe the women of the 1940's and 1950's were talented, frugal, and savvy. Many were stay at home mom's but also worked from home too. A closer look at my 1950's women's magazines reveals the small work at home mom advertisements promising quick, easy, cash.
Today' work at home mom advertising is much different and may I say; complicated. Head over to google and use the search term wahm and it give's us 436,000 results. Many of those results could possibly lead to dead ends and money out of our pockets for nothing in return. Pretty overwhelming to say the least. I wish it was as simple as sending a clipping from a magazine to get information about selling nylon stockings to local housewives. Some things haven't changed much over the years. Women are still crafting and selling their wares using Etsy and other internet platforms. The repressed housewife stigma may still linger. If we dig a little deeper we can see so much more of what these women were like and what they accomplished for themselves and their families.
Thanks for Reading! Happy Housewifing!