Perspective

Perspective

Perspective I woke up more tired than usual. Maybe because I don’t really sleep well when my fireman is on shift, or maybe because I knew all that I needed to get done and how short the days are to do all the things. Either way, I was exhausted. I sleepily slipped...
The To-Do List

The To-Do List

The To-Do List If you’re anything like me, and I think a lot of moms are, your to-do list is long enough to touch the floor before your coffee is even poured in the morning. It’s an impossible amount to do in an impossibly short period of time and...
The Reality of Sacrifice

The Reality of Sacrifice

The Reality of Sacrifice When I tell people what he does for a living, the reaction is usually positive and affirming – something to the effect of how cool it is, that he’s a hero, that he’s brave, that it’s a great career, and occasionally...
The start of things.

The start of things.

The start of things. My fireman is on shift tonight, which means I’m sitting at home being equal parts terrified that he will be called to do something heroic that could take him away from me and our kids, and jealous that the more likely scenario is that...