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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...
National Firefighter Day Giveaways

National Firefighter Day Giveaways

May 4th is National Firefighter Day, but since I do not market to the firefighter…I’m doing a giveaway for my favorite gals. YOU FIREWIVES! Who knows better than other FireWives just how much you could use a little something to brighten your day....
GROOVE Life Ring Giveaway

GROOVE Life Ring Giveaway

WOOHOO for kicking off February with a giveaway! Especially one that I know so many wives are going to be interested in. I can’t think of a better time to hold a giveaway for 2 sets of rings than Valentine’s! Groove Life has generously agreed to giveaway 2...
Teacher Appreciation Gifts from the FireWife

Teacher Appreciation Gifts from the FireWife

Desks are being cleaned out. End of the year assessments are being graded. Students can smell the sweet smell of summer approaching. For parents, it’s the time of year we start planning teacher appreciation gifts. We are constantly searching for a new, unique...
Homemade Valentine’s Day

Homemade Valentine’s Day

 Love. Amore. Liebe. L’amour. It’s in the air, Valentine’s Day is almost here. Valentine’s Day is not a huge event in our house. We have some friends who go all out – diamonds, new watches, extravagant dinners. That’s just not our...
Homemade Holiday

Homemade Holiday

When it comes to giving and receiving gifts during the holiday season, one of my favorite choices is homemade. Anyone can run out and grab a gift card to a restaurant, and we all know we have tons and tons of candles stored away in the closet. I know there is a...