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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...
Positive Coping Mechanisms After Critical Incident

Positive Coping Mechanisms After Critical Incident

Our firefighters head off to work every single day knowing that they may face an incident that shakes them. Sometimes that incident can replay over and over in their heads causing prolonged trauma. What most people and even Fire Families don’t realize is that...
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...
Do You Have a Plan for Murphy?

Do You Have a Plan for Murphy?

You have seen posts from me before on Murphy’s Law. Most firewives are well aware that Murphy comes knocking on shift days, reeking havoc anywhere it can. Whether the brand new washer starts leaking all over the floor or your child that was playing outside is...
Knock knock, it’s Murphy!

Knock knock, it’s Murphy!

Murphy’s Law – “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” **please be aware that links used in post could be to affiliate products I make a commission on** Every firewife is especially familiar with Murphy. It seems that for each firewife...
Is Life Insurance Right For Your Family?

Is Life Insurance Right For Your Family?

Firefighters across the country risk their lives daily to protect our life, property, family, communities and environment.  The fire department is often the first on scene in an emergency.  I myself have had to call 911 twice for our youngest son and once for a...