We read that HGTV is celebrating Mother’s Day with series premiere of ‘Mom Caves’. That reminded me of the topic Man Caves and their origin.
Mom Cave or Diva Den: For some time now I have felt, and blogged, that man caves are really a variation on the older European tradition of Mom caves. I remember both my grandmothers having “sewing rooms” but the reality was that there was very little sewing some days. Most days it was a quiet retreat for rest and calm away from the kids and menfolk. I am coming into my 60s and many men I speak to recall these spaces in their grandparent’s homes. It’s really about creating a space to allow a person to satisfy their need for time for themselves. Man or women, in our hectic lives we need to step back, decompress and quickly re-energize. It can be a place to listen to music, to indulge in a hobby, or simply feel like an adult.
So I wonder what you think of the revival of Mom Cave or Diva Cave? It is now going to be a new series on TV and there have been several news and magazine stories about. So like it or hate it we have a re-emerging trend here. What are your thoughts.