Entries by Nicole Beniamini

Maid In America

Below is an advertisement from 1956 for Lux liquid detergent. It depicts an overwhelmed wife and mother, surrounded by piles of dirty dishes and tableware. The father, however, is shown in the top left corner reclining and relaxing, with a happy smile as he enjoys leisure time after a hard day’s work.   This snapshot […]

School’s Out (For the Summer)!

As school starts winding down and the weather starts heating up, parents are reminded of the few months ahead when their children are out of school. It’s safe to assume that kids are excited to take time off from schoolwork, but what about mothers? Aside from being an educational institution, school is also considered a […]

(Un)happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers out there! It’s that time of the year again, when the weather gets warmer, the flowers start blooming, and the sappy Mother’s Day commercials start playing. Every year, we are reminded to express our love and gratitude to the woman, or women, who made us the people […]