It’s A Wife’s Life Blog Carnival Round-up


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Welcome to the very first edition of It’s A Wife’s Life! Thank you to everyone who joined this carnival. This blog carnival is open to all those who’d like to share wifely stories — whether their own, or others’. Husbands can write about their wives, you can write about someone you know who’s a wife… This carnival is a celebration of those who take those wifely steps. Be it frustrations or hopes, recipes or humorous situations, love stories or epiphanies, let’s learn from one another. Here we go!


Maqui presents Meatballs and Marinara for the Carnivorous Husband posted at Familia Kiki, saying, “What does a wife do when a meat loving husband rejects her homemade sweet treats from the oven? Make marinara pasta with GIANT meatballs!”

Love Stories:

JMom presents Love Gives Me Hope posted at AMoores, saying, “Today, my husband made me go “AWW” with something as simple as a comment on Facebook.”

Faye Paras presents On The Road To Being The Wife I Never Dreamt To Be posted at Turning Dreams to Reality, saying, “Remember that cliche which goes like: “Don’t look too far, what you’re looking for might just be right in front of you”? Well, that sort of applied to me and my husband. You see, we were workstations buddies long before we became a couple. Well, I never thought it was a love story worth telling but come to think of it not a lot of women end up as a wife to their workstation buddy, don’t they?”

manilamommy presents Blog Carnival: It’s a Wife’s Life | posted at, saying, “The theme of the carnival is a wife’s life which made me realize that I identify myself more as a mom now than a wife. I guess it’s strange that I’ve embraced motherhood and have submitted myself to the role but I haven’t really studied that part of my life where I’m the wife. I tell a little tale of this journey, where I am now and the trip me and BDW took to be man and wife :) I hope you enjoy my story! See you online!”


Rochelle del Callar presents The (ex) FHM Publisher’s Wife posted at Women’s Central, saying, “Most wives worry about the possibility of their husbands going astray. A little glance here, a flirting smile there, doubts of infidelity…these are things that most wives worry about. But what if your husband works in a workplace that is bastion for women’s butt, legs, and boobs?”

Martine De Luna presents Six Bare Legs in a Bed posted at Dainty Mom, saying, “No, that wasn’t the latest title to some Mills and Boon novel. But the image is a familiar scenario in our bed every morning.”

Cathee Roden presents promdilayf in twentyten and beyond…: Day 259: God’s Perfect Gift posted at promdilayf in twentyten and beyond…, saying, “I’m Cathee. The year 2011 is my decade marker as a wife…It’s been an amazing ride so far – filled with twists and turns, ups and downs…I thought of sharing a blog post highlighting my preconceived notion of what a wifely life should be and realizing (in hindsight) that God has a unique way of presenting you with a “Wife’s Manual for a Happy Marriage”. Join me in my journey as a wife, a mom and a returner at promdilayf in twentyten and beyond.”

Julieanne presents IlOvEbEiNGaWiFE888 posted at Starting at Twenty-Five, saying, “Want to know what work I’ve been through as of now? It doesn’t fit into my finished college degree neither related to my previous work accomplishments. But it did build a lot of what’s in store for me – to become a REAL WOMAN – to be a full-time WIFE.”

Toni (that’s me!) presents What my grandparents taught me about marriage posted right here at Wifely Steps, saying, “My grandparents loved each other so much. You can only love each other that intensely when you take care of one another genuinely. That’s what they did. It was clear to me as a kid. It resonates with me now as a married woman. Take care of each other as much as you can, everyday and always.”


Ibyang presents Let Him Have His “Me” Time, Too posted at A Wife’s Charmed Life, saying, “Sharing how my Husband spends his “Me” times.”

Wifely Steps Guest Blogger

Rachel presents her own wifely steps saying, “Even though the kitchen is clearly not my domain, I still have a favorite recipe that I regularly make… but it has nothing to do with food.”


That concludes this edition. Share the love by visiting the beautiful and insightful reflections of our blog carnival participants!

Submit your blog article to the next edition of It’s A Wife’s Life using our carnival submission form, or leave a link to your post in the comments section. The next issue of It’s A Wife’s Life will be out on September 10th, so submit your entries by the 8th!

See you next round!

11 Comments on It’s A Wife’s Life Blog Carnival Round-up

  1. sheng
    August 13, 2011 at 5:52 am (13 years ago)

    Hi Toni, sent a reply to your email, along with the article for the blog carnival. Thanks!

  2. ibyang
    August 13, 2011 at 7:58 am (13 years ago)

    started my Saturday morning reading wonderful wifely stories, very inspiring!

    thanks toni for giving us the opportunity to share our stories via your blog.

    happy weekend to all!

  3. Martine
    August 13, 2011 at 9:17 am (13 years ago)

    Thanks for having me, Toni! Enjoying the other stories, too!

  4. Cham Cuartero
    August 13, 2011 at 10:01 am (13 years ago)

    Hello! This is a very interesting project. I submitted my post too, for the next issue. Hope you like it.

    Here’s what I sent:

    I’m submitting one of my own articles entitled “The 10 Not-So-Right-But-Not-Entirely-Wrong Reasons for Having a Baby”. Also, I’d like to feature a friend of mine who’s also a new wife. Her blog URL : And I also wrote about her here:

    Cham Cuartero
    Davao City

  5. Mom-Friday
    August 13, 2011 at 10:35 am (13 years ago)

    congratulations on the carnival!
    I’m goin to blog-hop now… :)

  6. Julieanne
    August 13, 2011 at 10:47 am (13 years ago)

    I am glad to be part of this carnival. Congratulations to you Toni for having a blog carnival like this. This is a must-read to wives, and husbands too! :-)

  7. The Average Jane
    August 13, 2011 at 3:43 pm (13 years ago)

    Love the entries. Very inspiring and thought provoking. =)

  8. roche
    August 13, 2011 at 6:38 pm (13 years ago)

    Thanks for including me in your blog carnical. My contribution is my most personal post in my blog since I’m not really fond of showing my photos/face or share personal details about my life. :)

  9. maqui
    August 15, 2011 at 6:36 am (13 years ago)

    Thanks for this opportunity to join my very first blog carnival, Toni!

  10. JMom
    August 29, 2011 at 9:23 am (13 years ago)

    Great Carnival, Toni! Sorry I am just getting around to this post now. I went on vacation, then the usual post-vacation rush followed. Sounds like a great lineup of blog posts! I’ll check out the other entries this week. Thanks for the include! I’ll update my link back now.

  11. Ma. Teresa Grech Quiatchon Racal
    September 4, 2011 at 3:56 pm (13 years ago)

    hello ms. toni. i re-organized and did some changes with my blogspot. i hope that you will have that extra time to check it out. I haven’t figured it out what to submit here in your carnival round up. I hope i’m not turning into a “stalker”. hahaha! i just love checking and reading your blog…thanks and you’re one of my inspirations in doing my blog again…and so is Rachel…thanks again…still thinking what to send to you…


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