Can you believe that it wasn't that many years ago when this is how advertising went? I am sure these were in the time that I was a young bride or mother and the mindset at the time was for women to be very "Martha Stewartish". Don't get me wrong, I kind of like Martha and she definitely bows down to no one! This was the time of frilly little aprons, shelf paper, having hubby's slippers ready - at least, that's the way things were represented in magazines.
It was not a bad time to be raising your children and living your life by any means. In fact, it was so much less stressful and demanding for families back then than it is today. Most of the young moms did not work (outside the home, that is!!) and I think most of us really enjoyed life as it was. I truthfully can say that I would not trade our family life for the family life in this day and age.
Now this ad is awful - it's just plain bad manners to blow smoke in a pretty girl's face! However, you see all kinds of dumb ads today that are not sextist - so many of them now are just plain "sexy". So there you go - no one is perfect and no time is perfect. Just have to go with the flow and enjoy being alive while we are. (Click to enlarge)