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Here's a long one..... are you ready? Are you going to FDIC? Is your firefighter? Do you even know what it is? At least here in the midwest, the buzz is loud about this event - the largest gathering of firefighters in the country drawing around 30,000 firefighters...read more
Over the years we've learned that a lot of our Fire Wives love to craft and can be ingeniously frugal! The Dating Divas have helped with that, a lot! They continuously bring great new Date Night Ideas, seasonal themed print packs and family friendly...read more
Often we struggle as fire families to make time to do things together. For some of you, the fire service gets nearly every free moment - life shouldn't be that way. (*ahem* I will not call you out so harshly, but if you're not giving your spouse and family time they...read more
Since the beginning of Firefighter Wife, we’ve spent a lot of time helping wives understand what it’s like to be married to a firefighter and how to make the most of the fire life. But we’ve also been clear, you are WAY more than a fire wife. You’ve got a life too...read more
Firefighters and fire wives both know the sacrifices we each make living the fire life. Although we may not always tell each other. A little thank you or acknowledgement of how much your spouse gives, either at home or at the station, can go a long way to the heart of...read more
I don't know about you but the cold weather seems like it is here to stay. Every morning we wake up and immediately, I know, it is going to be cold in the morning and even colder at night. By the time dinner rolls around I am ready to feel warm, cozy and relaxed. I...read more
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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 been a long...
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 chat" to old...
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 listening?) we...
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...
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 through another night...
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