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About The New Name and the Mission of The Lady and The Firefighter

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.

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Q&A with Barbara of FDNY-Owned Halligan Bottle Openers

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.

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The Best FDNY House Animal Instagrams

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.

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A Look at Divorce Among Firefighters

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…
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From the Heart: Dealing With Grief and Loss

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.
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Our Nearly Missed Date Night at the Botanical Gardens

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.

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Fire Relationships and The Anxious Mind

Loving a firefighter when you have an anxious mind is a blessing and a curse.

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What Would You Do in a Fire?

There’s nothing quite like waking up to your building’s fire alarm at 7am to get you thinking about what needs to be done in the event of an emergency.

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Seize the Pleasure

Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation foolish preparation! -Jane Austen

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