This weeks New York magazine features The Retro Wife. I think one of our old members actually owns that domain but the article does not mention the website, only the idea of the “new retro wife.” The concept is the new in style wife is leaving the work force and choosing to stay home. Hmmm, who said this seven years ago? Well I did. In Happy Housewives I wrote that women were just sick of being forced out of their homes with the notion that we had to “have it all.” We saw that we can break the glass ceiling, but for what? Who the hell needs the glass ceiling. We are smart enough to realize we do not want to give our blood and sweat to a boss and a cubby? I just read one stupid comment from a woman on a website who actually said housewives stay home and “Sponge off their husbands.” Well any woman who would say that obviously can’t get a man and is bitter. For those of us who have great men who support their families, we are proud. They are the breadwinners and we are the homemakers. It works great for us. And it is the right way for a family. A parent needs to be home. But, like I wrote in my book, the Feminists sold us a bunch of lies and made us feel lazy, stupid, and guilty, as if we were useless citizens, wasting our lives, if we did not become hot shot career women. I would argue since the Fems pushed us out the door, the family has gone down the drain. Look at all the problems we have over the past thirty years. Do you see a moral decline in America? Since Mothers headed out the door, the family has broken down. Of course many would argue that it is a “choice” to stay home or not. I just don’t understand how raising your own child is a “choice.” Isn’t it a responsibility? Isn’t it your responsibility to take care of your own baby? I had my book mocked, and what I said was so shocking that even Gloria Steinem the mother of all Feminists put out a statement saying I was turning women back to the Fifties. But I knew I was right. I was just so ahead of my time. But I saw it coming. And I am so happy that the new trend is that women are handing in their briefcases for their baby bags. And for those of us lucky enough to afford to be home with our babies, what a treasure, what a gift. For the moms who wish they could be home but have to work to feed the family, God Bless you and we are with you. There is no job more important than caring for your family. Be proud of that!
Hello Darla!! What a great post! I am with you, following the pattern God laid for marriage, and am starting to reap the benefits of a submitted life! Praise God for you sister! Forget what the bitter brigade has to say, I say I will pray for their eyes to be opened, but meanwhile I will enjoy my life and marriage, have my babies and hopefully inspre others along the way! Ciao! 🙂