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New Year’s Eve – Date Night Delight or Dud?

Jackpot.  A night off on a holiday.  It feels like it never happens, right? All the good ones always fall on shift. He gets transferred from station to station and is always back in the rotation where BAM – holidays are workdays. This is the life we signed up....

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Easy Promotion Gift Ideas for Firefighters

“Help! My firefighter was promoted and I would love to get him an awesome gift… but what?” We hear this ALL OF THE TIME! So to save your sanity and wallets, we’ve put together some great gift ideas on a budget and without one just in case you have...

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The Promotional Process Stole Our Christmas

Last Christmas day, my husband sat across the room and said he felt like this Christmas didn’t really feel like Christmas.  He hadn’t really seen any of the gifts that I had been scrambling around the past month to buy for the kids.  And myself and our...

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Firefighter Wife Drama – Just Say No

(I wrote and erased this article 17 times.  At least.  Because my heart wasn’t in the right place.  Drama hurts everyone.  This must be said.  #firewife #bestrong ) If you clicked through to read this, you’ve probably been hurt by your own share of Fire...

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Firefighter Dads, Little Girls and Broken Hearts

Warning: This is a roller coaster, emotional heart-breaker, happy ending kind of story It’s been a fun season in our household. We survived promotional testing process and guess what? My husband ended up first on the list! I couldn’t be prouder. It’s...

My Husband Facebook Messages Girls All the Time

We have heard this comment so often in fire wife discussions and no doubt does it bring an undercurrent of distrust and lack of transparency in a marriage.   Scenarios range from husbands picking random girls on Facebook and starting a “get to know you...

It’s Cancer. Again.

Yep.  My husband has another skin cancer spot. I’ve sensed it for quite awhile as I watched this open wound on his forehead, right where his helmet rides, never really heal.  We’re talking months.  And shame on us  (me for not nagging?  him for not...

When a Firefighter Needs Help

He came in and sat the bags of things I asked him to pick up on his way home on the kitchen floor. I didn’t look up or even greet him, I was “too busy” trying to fix the dishwasher tray as the kids had broken it the night before. He reached over me to grab a drinking...

Disarming Your Irritable Sleep Deprived Firefighter

The sun is rising.  You’re freshly showered.  The little ones are all rumpled and still warm to the touch after climbing out of bed.  Your cell phone rings and it’s your firefighter. Your smile grows bigger because this means he’s made it safely...

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