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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...
Dear Uninformed Taxpayer

Dear Uninformed Taxpayer

 If you are on Facebook and in the firelife, you’ve probably seen the post from a guy in Vegas that went on a rant about the taxes he pays and what he thinks firefighters do on shift. It was a poor choice of his to make that little rant public. He ticked off...
DNR & Living Will

DNR & Living Will

One of the ladies in our private group is a nurse and codes were brought not too long ago. It specifically came up because the gentleman didn’t have a living will and his family hadn’t talked to him about his last wishes. I’m quite open with my last...
Elk Thank Firefighters

Elk Thank Firefighters

It was crazy when this went viral. There were 2 fires in the area and our daughter was on the other one. She missed out on the elk kisses lmao The pictures are great and even more funny knowing one of the guys was freaking out about it. Check out the camp elk saying...

FireMomma Problems

We knew our state was a match just waiting to light. Western Washington has never been this dry. The match seems to have been struck. Wildfires have been everywhere, but now it’s in random places close by even. FF didn’t go to the one fire I asked him...
Finding Wives in the Department

Finding Wives in the Department

I’ve been slacking in the Q & A department. Life has been crazy busy and crazy fun. Our groups have been chatty and it can get difficult to remember to write over here when we are having a good time. Note to self, get over to the site at least once a week....
Tips for Surviving Fire Academy

Tips for Surviving Fire Academy

I swear academy is mostly a blur. It was only in 2007 for goodness sake. But,seems so long ago already. For us academy was a little ways away. Not too far, about an hour. They stayed there Monday-Thursday. Instead of leaving early on Monday morning, they would stay...