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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’s ok to HATE this life sometimes

It’s ok to HATE this life sometimes

If someone told you that you were going to meet a great guy, you would fall madly in love and get married, I bet you’d jump feet first right into that fairy tale story. But what if someone told you that the great guy would come with a whole shitload of crap? Would you...
Murphy And The Firewife

Murphy And The Firewife

We are half way through 2017 already, how has this happened??? My calendar is half used up already! When I saw this Murphy’s Law desk calendar I couldn’t resist buying it. I also bought my secret santa one. I’ve never had a desk calendar and...
Do You Have a Plan for Murphy?

Do You Have a Plan for Murphy?

You have seen posts from me before on Murphy’s Law. Most firewives are well aware that Murphy comes knocking on shift days, reeking havoc anywhere it can. Whether the brand new washer starts leaking all over the floor or your child that was playing outside is...
Knock knock, it’s Murphy!

Knock knock, it’s Murphy!

Murphy’s Law – “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” **please be aware that links used in post could be to affiliate products I make a commission on** Every firewife is especially familiar with Murphy. It seems that for each firewife...
Do People Have Regular Days?

Do People Have Regular Days?

Thinking you are going to have a regular day is like saying I’m on a normal schedule. It means nothing in my world. Normal to me means my plans change within an hour of making them. The days I have set up the best schedule are the days that go awry the fastest....