This is the amusing journal of a sassy, fashion-conscious housewife who, like any self-respecting 21st Century stay-at-home-mom, hates housework, loves playgroup and wants, above all, to remain fabulous! (and why not?!)
Visual Aesthetics – 9
The Reluctant Housewife is a lover of style, and it shows through the lovely retro feel of this blog, which is unfussy yet very attractive, sort of like that chic little boutique in your neighborhood.
User Friendliness – 9
Her site is fancifully grouped into bits like: What I’m Addicted to; What I’m reading So My Brain Doesn’t Rot; etc etc. All easy to get to, click on and get into.
Reading Enjoyment – 9
Reluctant Housewife unashamedly admits that the robotic vacuum cleaner is her dream Christmas present, gushes on about her matador-pants-clad, electric-guitar-playing babysitter, and reminds us of how we all need to unleash our inner Liz Taylor. All glorious girly stuff, don’t you think?
User Info – 7
Lots of enlightening girl talk (of the mommy variety), a link to a mommy/baby jewelry shop, more Mom blogs, and a few of her current books.
Overall Experience – 8
A cross between a Sex in the City and Desperate Housewives character, one can’t help but wish this Mom was in your child’s playgroup.