Fire Wife

24-48 Hour Life Shifts

24-48. 24-48. I literally live my life in 24 and 48 hour segments. Every 48 hours, my husband wakes up, gets ready for work, drops one of our children off at daycare, and then I won’t see him again for at least 24 hours. Every 48 hours, our household schedule changes. Sure, we’ve somewhat grown Continue Reading

Minnie Mouse Birthday Party

Minnie Mouse Birthday Party

For D’s second birthday, I decided to tone down the party. Don’t worry, she still had the sweetest little Minnie Mouse Birthday Party outfit and hand painted Minnie Mouse shoes, but when it came to the cake, I decided I would make Minnie Mouse Cupcakes. This was long before my homemade cake days, but they Continue Reading

Working Mom Woes

Working Mom Woes

Quietness and Thunder I hear thunder in the background. No major rain clouds in sight, no lightning, just thunder; quietness and thunder. If I were home right now, it wouldn’t just be thunder. There would be a loud clap of thunder, followed quickly by little feet scampering across the floor, getting faster as they got Continue Reading

First Birthday Pictures

Rubber Duck First Birthday Party

First Birthdays seem to be a really big deal, and we have had large, themed parties for both of our girls’ first birthdays. For D’s First Birthday, we had a rubber duck themed party. I really didn’t want a lot of pink and D was obsessed with Sesame Street’s Ernie singing Rubber Ducky in the Continue Reading

Kids Pants Tutorial

Candyland Themed Outfit

It’s spirit week at Davyn’s school and this year they are basing all days on popular board games. So cute, right? Scrabble, Life, Candyland, and Battleships – for Scrabble, wear the first letter of your name; Life, dress for your future career; Candyland, dress for sweet dreams; and battleships, dress in your favorite school color! Continue Reading


Peanuts and Cracker Jack

One night while trying to get Davy to go to sleep, I laid in her bed with her and sang every song SHE could think of. While singing “Take me out to the ball game,” I sang…buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack. She stopped me and said. “No mommy no. We don’t buy peanuts. Continue Reading