Fitness and Choices

You have the perfect plan in place and the house is full of healthy foods. You are READY to rock this new fitness and weight loss. You get after it. Week one is hard, but you do it. Week two? The kids have practice every day this week. There are two basketball games....

It Can Be Hard To Set Smart Goals

Did you set a big goal this New Years? You were going to get it done in 2018. How many times in the past have you set a huge goal such as to lose 50 pounds or exercise 5 days a week, only to fall off the wagon a few weeks (or usually days) later? Why did you fail? A...

Mind Over Matter!

Mind over matter!  I find myself clinging to that mantra a lot as a FireWife.  Especially with the history my firefighter husband and I endured.  The past can never truly be buried deep enough.  It always seems to nudge it's way through my thoughts as I go about my...

Wait, you BOTH work shift work?

A little over 2 years ago, I got this crazy idea to apply for a different type of job than I had previously been working.  For years, I worked at the local community hospital as an ED nurse on an "as needed" basis.  As our children got a little older, I started...

Laundry Basket Fortress

It's a never ending cycle. Wash. Dry. Throw it in a basket. Maybe take it upstairs. If you're lucky you have a main floor laundry. Sometimes you have to scramble 2 minutes before needing to leave to find the matching sock for the three year old and oh wait..the baby...

appreciation firewifeHey, it’s still summer so I won’t make any excuses why I missed a couple of days of posting these lol

If you have words I should add to the mix, please feel free to let me know.

I’m a firm believer in showing appreciation for the little things daily. So much garbage goes on in the average life, let alone adding on the topics we deal with as a firewife. In order to stay sane you need to find those little things. It’s why I require that balance in our fb groups.

The big one we all can agree on is showing appreciation that they made it home to us. Not that it needs to be a sappy event each time. I’d say it’s more of a letting down of the guard and relaxing the shoulders…along with some major appreciation if it’s been an especially rough shift 😉

As I’ve gotten older it’s gotten easier for me to show  my appreciation and recognize things that make me happier.

I appreciate all the help I’m getting with this site and the ideas that flow freely from our 100’s of members. I will always appreciate being able to get on the group any time and any day and chat with another firewife. Whether I need to vent something out or take my mind off some bad stuff and laugh.

I appreciate and will always appreciate him getting hired on to the job he always wanted. We had no idea that life would get crazy when it happened, but I appreciate the ride!

Are you in appreciation mode or do you need some help talking about things and working into some appreciation?

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Sarcastically working through the craziness that is life as a FireWife! Hope you also join us on the social media accounts where we chat all night long!

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