The countdown has started. My two big kids have less than three weeks until summer vacation. During the school year, my day time hours run smoothly. With just me and a toddler at home, it's easier to keep the living … Read the rest
For most families, mid-August marks the end of summer vacation for school aged kids. School supplies have been bought and labeled. The first day of school outfits have been bought and eagerly await the first day of school on a … Read the rest
One of my favorite things to make for dinner on shift nights – a nice big salad! My firefighter doesn't mind a small side salad along with his dinner, but the idea of a big bowl of greens and veggies … Read the rest
One of my favorite memories of summer at my grandma's house was watching her whip up a batch of her amazing apple crisp. She'd peel the apples and mix together the topping, never fast enough for my little appetite.
Now … Read the rest
I'm sure your calendar looks a lot like mine over the summer months – weddings, graduations, graduation parties, barbecues, family reunions. There's a pretty good chance if your husband is a full-time firefighter a lot of these events fall on … Read the rest
If you were to pull out a calendar and mark off all the days during your kids' summer vacation that shift days fall on, the number would climb quickly. When we plan family outings, more often than not we plan … Read the rest