As some of you may know, I only partially grew up with a mother, my father is a single father who raised my sibling and I. I’ve learned some homemaking skills from my mother in the past, though I would say the bulk of my knowledge (cooking, organising) was learned from my grandmother. I was…… Continue reading 5 Useful Skills To Learn & Practice Now For Aspiring Homemakers
It sounds like a joke, doesn’t it? Though there is quite an irony here. While all of these roles have a similar structure grammatically, only one of them is an actual term used in everyday social contexts. One of them is them is socially accepted and used. Stay-At-Home Mum. One video that randomly appeared…… Continue reading A Stay-At-Home Mum, A Sit-In-Cubicle Worker & A Fly-In-Planes Manager Walk Into A Bar…
Due to the holidays, I have spent more time at home since schools are closed, which is where I do my outside work. In the meantime, I have had plenty of time to do some inside work (my housework) and even some serious general cleaning chores I’ve been putting off for a while. I think…… Continue reading A Clean, ‘Living’ Home: Why Neat Is Good, But Not Immaculate
You know what I would have been doing as a part-time career if I had been born a century ago? Governessing. Is that even a word? Alright, being a governess. Being a governess means to be a caretaker and tutor privately for children in upper middle class to upper class families, mainly based in Europe…… Continue reading You Know What? Bring Back Governesses!
Today, I’ve been reading one of my favourite blogs, Adventures In Keeping House, which is written by the amazing Sanne. It is actually one of the blogs that has inspired me to start That Stepford Gal. Sanne is a loving housewife herself with wonderful values and a great talent for taking care of her husband…… Continue reading Ladylike Pursuits: Domestic Creativity & Community Under Threat
I guess this is an odd thing to admit. This is what children, especially teenagers whine about. This is what a lot of adults try to avoid. This is what most people somewhat dread. I miss my housework. I miss having the proper time to thoroughly sweep the house then mop the floors, taking care…… Continue reading Missing Home: Dreaming Of Homemaking Once Again
No, this is not some feminist rant to inspire you to empower yourself— —well it might be. But one thing is that it’s not really feminist. Maybe first-wave feminist, but I don’t want the F-label on this. The ‘fact’ that the media and the economy sells to you- that the only way forward for you…… Continue reading To My Fellow Women: Think For Yourself
Well hello there! My name is Alex, and I am That Stepford Gal. I begin this blog today initially as a collection of my thoughts on the current politics on women, societal attitudes towards traditional women in the West and homemaking. This includes my personal experiences and musings and does not focus on statistics and…… Continue reading This Is The Beginning