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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...
Daddygrams

Daddygrams

The boys are forever wanting to save things to give to daddy when he comes home from work. I love that they are thinking of him and want to find a connection any way they can. It’s wonderful, but where is a person supposed to store all the rocks, pictures, paper...
Lessons Learned Through Loving a CAL FIRE firefighter

Lessons Learned Through Loving a CAL FIRE firefighter

Hi FireWives! I am Chelsi. I have been married to a CAL FIRE firefighter for 10 years (we just celebrated our wedding anniversary a few days ago in Maui). It hasn’t always been easy loving a firefighter. Working for a state agency keeps him rather busy during...
Divorce Stats

Divorce Stats

A friend and I are on a mission to find these elusive, magical, unicorn stats about how firefighter’s have a higher divorce rate. We’ve been on this mission for 4 years and still have found none. In fact, we find the opposite. Here is one such set of stats...
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...
Volunteer Fire Department Seeks out Moms

Volunteer Fire Department Seeks out Moms

Are you a mom looking for a Fire Department? Then boy do we have deal for you!  I loved this article when I came across it and could not help but share it: Fire officials seek motherly touch while addressing volunteer shortage. Lancaster County, PA has set out to...