The Lady and the Firefighter

Finding a Balance of Sweet and Heat


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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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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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New Name, Same Heart: Introducing The Lady and the Firefighter

In 2014, I began an upward spiral of self-discovery. I used words and this blog as a means of discovery and expression. I was the Lady in Waiting, in the sense that I was taking life’s daily dealings and turning them into learning experiences. While proactively becoming a better lady, I was also waiting for the universe to teach me lessons in life, love, friendship, and career.
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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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