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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...
It Can Be Hard To Set Smart Goals

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...
Why can’t we have it all?

Why can’t we have it all?

Sometimes I’m angry. There are times it’s really tough to head up a website and large group of women. Ok, truth, there are a lot of times it’s tough. That’s a lot of hormones lol But, the toughest thing for me is listening to wives that think...
Heart of the Site

Heart of the Site

The problem with starting a site before you are ready, is lack of focus. Having no focus can kill a site quick. What will you post? The to do list is a MONSTER. There’s no direction and so many ideas. Because I flew into this before a plan could be formed,...
10 Ways to Grow Your Support System

10 Ways to Grow Your Support System

As pack animals relationships are a big part of life. Everyone does it. Everyone needs it. Yes, even if you are an introvert. You’re married right or you wouldn’t be here. Having said that, some of us are better at doing it than others. If you’ve found...
Even Old FireWives Worry

Even Old FireWives Worry

If you are new to Wife Behind the Fire, welcome. I’m excited you found the site and I really do want to get to know you better. I’m going to get a little personal here because I feel that leading by example works. Even us old firewives have to battle at...