Happy Housewives (Paperback)
|Author: Darla Shine|
| Darla Shine asks desperate housewives everywhere: what have you got to complain about? here's a modern-day guide to keeping house, raising kids, and loving life. |
Dear Desperate Housewife,
When did it go out of style to cook for your family, play with your children, clean your house, and take care of your husband?
I used to think I was too good to be a housewife. I whined and complained and took my marriage, my children, and my life for granted. But then I woke up. Now I realize that being home to raise my family is the most important job in the world. I'm proud to say that I'm a happy housewife.
Now it's your turn. Follow my ten easy steps to stop being desperate— and start getting happy.
step 1. please stop whining!
step 2. be proud! being an at-home mom is the most important job
step 3. stop looking like a housewife
step 4. make your marriage a priority
step 5. bond with your home
step 6. get back in the kitchen
step 7. keep your girlfriends
step 8. make time for yourself
step 9. don't take it all so seriously
step 10. don't wish for someone else's problems
From the Publisher:
Says former desperate housewife Darla Shine to stay-at-home moms everywhere: What have you got to complain about? A modern-day guide to keeping house, raising kids, and loving life.
Darla Shine was once a desperate housewife. Being at home with two small children and a husband who was rarely home was enough to drive her crazy. She left her high-profile job as a television producer after her son was born, while her husband continued to move up the corporate ladder. Like many of her stay-at-home-mom friends, Shine employed a housekeeper and baby-sitters so she could spend her time running to the salon, the club, and out to lunch. Then one day she was whining to her mother about how terrible her life was, and her mother yelled at her to wake up and stop being so selfish. It was just the wakeup call she needed!
The desperate housewife craze of today is sending the wrong message to women and their children everywhere, says Shine. When did being a good mom and being proud to stay home with the kids go out of style? When did it become acceptable to cheat on your husband? When did mothers start dressing like their teenage daughters? Shine finds the standards of today's desperate housewives astonishingly low, and she has set out to teach women how they can be good mothers, look good, and feel good about the choices they make. Being a housewife does not mean you are on house arrest or can't be satisfied in your marriage. So step up, realize that you want to be home with your children, and embrace your life.