The “New” Domesticity

Has anyone seen the recent article in the Washington Post on the New Domesticity? It raises some interesting questions about balance of home and work, the obsession with perfection, finding safety through controlling the environment, and lots of other issues (the role of hobbies in ones sense of self worth, for example). I was left feeling, however, that the article itself might be just a bit too self-referential–as in, who cares if I spend my Saturdays making jam, writing a book, or windsurfing?

What do you think?