I always thought I’d be a housewife. Not one of the TV personalities we see on Bravo, though I wouldn’t sneeze at the opportunity. But a married woman with a husband, a few kids… you know, the usual. But for whatever reason, a husband hasn’t been in the cards for me. No shade, but half of the Housewives on Bravo aren’t married either, so why should the lack of a husband stop me from living the life I always aspired to live? Cut to: “The Unmarried Housewife.”
Now, most women don’t aspire to be a housewife. In fact, it’s probably looked down upon. When we hear the term, we think of a tired woman who has no time for herself because she’s constantly cooking, cleaning, running after her kids and trying to keep her husband happy. But, that was the old school model. Nowadays, that seems to be the description of everyone. Married or not!
I had an awesome example in my mom, who made housewivery (is that a word?) look so effortless. She was a stay-at-home mom for the better part of my formative years, raised four children, made it to parent-teacher conferences, ball games, recitals, had dinner on the table every night, and still managed to spend quality time with all of us and my dad. Honestly, I don’t know how she did it without the information/technology we have today. I choose to see her as some type of mythical, angelic creature, but some of that may have to do with the fact that she’s my mother. Anyway, I digress. My point was, I managed to pick up a lot of her tricks of the trade, and lucky you, I’m going to share them, along with a lot of other knowledge I picked up along my way - I watch (and have written) a lot of TV, still read books and magazines, and talk to people (sometimes incessantly), so I know a lot, too!
No matter where you thought you’d be in your life at any given moment, all of us still have to do the things housewives do - cook (or put something in your belly somehow), clean (or pay someone else to do it for you), take care of ourselves mentally and physically - whether we’re married or not. The Unmarried Housewife is a lifestyle brand that will help you do all of these things, but show you ways to do them better, faster, more efficiently, and have some fun along the way. I'll share a wealth of information, from life hacks, recipes - food and drinks, old-school remedies that really work, fashion, décor and style tips, as well as fun activities to keep you healthy and enrich your life.
I hope you’ll come by often and interact with me. I love an open dialogue, so feel free to leave comments. In fact, I encourage it. And if you have good ideas that you’d like to share, please do. Think of me as your good neighbor - the one who never plays my music too loud, will pick up your mail when you go on vacation, and who will bring you a casserole. Granted, we're online, so all I can do is give you a recipe for the casserole. You’ll have to make it yourself. But I’m sure it’ll be fabulous!