Sorry, Betty; I shouldn’t have judged so quickly.


Minnesota was dumped on by Mother Nature again this week. When I look out my window I have to keep reminding myself that it’s almost the middle of April because my eyes see a scene from February. Last Wednesday my husband, an accountant, worked from home in the morning. In the meantime, I took my shovel to our driveway and started digging a way through the seven inches of snow that had accumulated since the morning rush hour. There’s a lot of time to think when you’re shoveling and since I recently started watching the AMC series Mad Men my thoughts turned to Betty Draper, the stay-at-home mom married to the show’s main hero, Don.

If you haven’t seen the show, Betty is a more realistic portrayal of what a 1960’s upper-middle-class housewife would look like; picture perfect on the outside but trapped and lonely on the inside. There … Read More