The Lady and the Firefighter

Finding a Balance of Sweet and Heat



A Million Reasons: Where Pop Music Violently Collided with My Life

You know the feeling of hearing a song a thousand times, and never really listening to it? And then one day it hits your ears seemingly for the first time? Yeah. I just experienced that.

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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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I Wasn’t Prepared For This

The truth of the matter is that I don’t know how to communicate the struggles of any life situation until I have emerged, gloriously and beautifully, on the other side. The last ten weeks is no exception, but I am going to try.

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Lonlieness: Us Time is now Study Time

In his corporate-America days, The Man would come home from work around 6pm, Mondays through Fridays. I work from home three days a week, so three out of five days, it was just us for at least six hours.

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Dealing with Communication Blackouts

I’ve scoured the internet for blogs and information that supports the wives, girlfriends, and partners of firefighters. There aren’t that many that address one of my obstacles, in terms of their firefighter being in the academy: communication changes.

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First Day of the Academy

And just like that, my days begin at 5am.

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A New Chapter. A New Focus. The Same Love.

IMG_1273On May 20, while we were in a living room up in Hamburg, New York, The Man received a letter that is changing our lives. He received his run letter to join the fire department in our city.

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My Home as a Mirror

My response to Sweeping Motions: What’s messier right now — your bedroom or you computer’s desktop (or your favorite device’s home screen)? Tell us how and why it got to that state.

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