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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...

Should You Go To Training?

When you sign up for the newsletter, I include a spot where you can ask a question. It’s not required but I know many women find the site because they are looking for a specific answer to something. I love open my email to see someone has asked a question....

Free Time Policies

Free time? For some stations that may be a foreign idea. Then there are others that wish they didn’t have so much down time. Either way, there “should” be an official free time policy. Does it get followed? Well that’s a different story, right?...
Nosy People

Nosy People

Each week we have been getting a lot of new members to the private group. For those of you that are new to WBF, we have a weekly post I call The Kitchen Table. I ask our regulars to answer some questions. But this is interactive. So we want to read your answers in the...
Funniest Things at Station

Funniest Things at Station

If you hang at the station the odds are that you will do something goofy and embarrassing at some point. If you hang out with fire family then the odds go up even more. lol Don’t let that discourage you from hanging out. The good news is, everyone else is bound...