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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...
Twists on Traditional Christmas Dinner

Twists on Traditional Christmas Dinner

One thing the FireLife has taught us is we can create any tradition we want on any day. Growing up, firefighter and I both had different traditions for the holiday that some would think are odd. We always had lasagna on Christmas Eve at my Aunt’s house for...
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...
How To Beat The Post Holiday Blues

How To Beat The Post Holiday Blues

 The holiday season is packed full of festive decorations, shopping trips, fun holiday parties and excitement leading up to the big day. We divulge in tons of heavy and often times sweet holiday treats, and in some cases stretch our wallets to the max with gifts,...
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...