Last month I changed the name of this blog from A Lady in Waiting to The Lady and the Firefighter, but never updated my About Page. Check out the updates here.
Barbara and her husband Tim met in 2003. In 2005, he joined the ranks of the FDNY. Together, they own Halligan Bottle Openers. I was lucky enough to be be able to connect with this wise firewife, and get an inside peek of the journey upon which The Man and I have embarked.
Every firehouse need a dog, right?
Not anymore! Besides Nickels, many houses have jumped on the Cat Craze bandwagon. Here are just a few FDNY friend instagram accounts every animal lover should check out.
When you’re the woman in a firefighter’s life, it’s easy to get distracted by the depictions of the fire life in movies and television shows. It seems as though they all have a woman on the side or are indulging in flirting gone-too-far at the local bar. It’s easy to get burdened by the modern “groupie” mentality that exists around firemen. As a matter of fact, I am extremely bothered by the fact that you can actually buy a raglan on Etsy that is screen-printed with fire-themed “Groupie” across the chest. But I digress…
Continue reading “A Look at Divorce Among Firefighters”
If there’s one thing that I can’t say enough, it is this: the key to success in any interaction is open and honest communication. It’s not just how we portray ourselves, but how we perceive others’ actions, words, desires, and needs.
Continue reading “From the Heart: Dealing With Grief and Loss”
Scheduling life will never be the same once your man is in the fire or police department. This is a consistently heard lesson across blogs and unsolicited advice. Fathers miss recitals, school plays, teacher meetings, championship games, and other important family gatherings because of the job.
Loving a firefighter when you have an anxious mind is a blessing and a curse.