All For Mamas Link Party

Thank you for joining me at the #AllForMamas Link Party – a place for all things Mama including; Parenting Tips, Family Life, Children’s Activities and Crafts, Family Recipes, Mom Life, basically anything that has to do with being a Mom, Step-Mom, Bonus Mom or Adoptive Mom.


1. Show me some love and Subscribe to my Blog to get updates on the #AllForMamas Link Party

2. Like my Facebook page Blended Life Happy Wife (I will be sharing Link Party posts there)

3. Link 1 or 2 of your Mama related post(s) by clicking on the blue button at the bottom of this post, again anything goes as long as it is Mama related.

4, Read at least 2 other bloggers posts, it would be nice to comment so they know you were there and we can support each other.

5. Copy the badge into the sidebar of your blog or on your blog post so that you can be recognized as a member of the #allformamas link party

6. Comment on my blog post Parenting Your Child Who Is a Parent   I will be visiting and reading each blog post entered, as well as leaving a comment so you  know I was there.  

I will choose a post to be featured in next weeks’ #allformamas link party.  I will also promote the featured guest on my social media sites multiple times through the week.   

Blended Life Happy Wife

Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML

To view the blogs in this link party click on the blue button above. You do not need to enter a link to be able to view links that are listed.


I would appreciate help in getting the word out

For twitter you can copy and tweet

@blendedlifehapw I entered the #AllForMamas Link Party.  Visit to read my post and enter your own post #momblogger

For writing a post on Instagram use the tag #AllforMamas and tag me @blendedlifehappywife include in your post to visit the link party. 

I will retweet and comment on any posts that you tag me on. You can also follow me on social media. I love growing my Mama circle. Links can be found in the sidebar of my blog.

Thank you for being a part of the #Allformamas Link Party

Parenting Your Child Who is a Parent

My oldest daughter is my mini me, so like me in all ways except in one, she became a mother at 15 years old. I had her at age 25 and even then I felt unsure of myself and very nervous thinking about taking care of someone else. At 15 years old I was no way able to take on what she did. And not only was she taking on a big change in her life, so was I. I was going to have to parent a parent. Continue reading “Parenting Your Child Who is a Parent”

Step Parenting – Is There a Right or Wrong Way?

My husband and I recently attended a Step parenting class through our local Kids First Program.  The class description “The Kids First Program for Step parents is designed to help people in step-families understand the normal difficulties experienced by each person in the new family, including those of their children. Participants will learn ways to ease the process so that each person will get their needs met while growing to feel comfortable in their new roles and relationships” My husband and I want to make sure we are doing everything we can to provide a comfortable environment for our children.  Continue reading “Step Parenting – Is There a Right or Wrong Way?”

How I’m Rocking Motherhood In My Blended Family

How It All Started

As a little girl, I always knew I wanted to be a Mother and I knew I wanted two children, two years apart. So the time comes you fall in love, you get married, you have a baby. Following my childhood created plan, as my daughter turned one, I realized that if I wanted two babies, two years apart, I was going to have to be pregnant soon. Oh, my word. There was no way I was ready for that. So, a year passed then two and three. I was entering my 30’s and didn’t want to be an “old” mother, so I broached the subject to my husband. And wouldn’t you know it, he had changed his mind, he didn’t want another. Our daughter was 5 and in school, she could get dressed, go to the bathroom, feed herself, and she slept well. He didn’t want to go back to night time wake-ups, diaper changing or daycare expenses. I fought hard that neither of us were “only children” and that our siblings meant the world to us and how could we not give our daughter that same opportunity.  I won and we had our second daughter.   Continue reading “How I’m Rocking Motherhood In My Blended Family”