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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...
Contemplation as a Firewife

Contemplation as a Firewife

As a FireWife there are many times you are in contemplation. With all the time alone, it’s difficult not to be. It’s easy to get in our own heads. Way too easy. Just be careful how much you are hanging out in your own head. Contemplating things so you can...
Joy as a Firewife

Joy as a Firewife

Joy should be pretty easy as a FireWife. He made it home. He’s gone on shift. Each should bring you equal joy I think 😉 Find joy in the little things. Oh look, there’s one last glass of wine left in the bottle! We can always find joy in the big things and...
Compassion as a Firewife

Compassion as a Firewife

You have to have compassion as a firewife, no way around that if you want it to work. Being attracted to a first responder tends to mean you are a personality that wants to help others as well. It can be difficult to hear some of the stories of what our spouses...
Communication as a Firewife

Communication as a Firewife

Well these “as a firewife” posts are meant to be short. Not an easy task when using the word communication! Let me get the DUH statement out of the way. Communication is key in your marriage. K, got the cliche out of the way. Oh hell, I rhymed. I’m...
Wonder as a Firewife

Wonder as a Firewife

Stop right now and look at the wonders around you. Right this second you are surrounded by many wonders. Hell, you are reading this from a website that is going across the world. That’s a wonder to me. My firefighter goes on horrific calls and it makes me wonder...
Acceptance as a Firewife

Acceptance as a Firewife

Oh boy, acceptance is a big one. One that changes constantly. As life changes we have to either accept it or be miserable. There are some ways we can change and adapt things so we don’t have to accept it as it was first thrown at us. But all in all, we will...