Preparing For Pregnancy

*This post may contain affiliate links. I receive a small percentage of an affiliate sale without any cost to you. I only link to items I truly recommend, and I thank you in advance for your support of Fire + Wife. For more information, please see my disclosure page.* Back in May, one of my first posts was about pregnancy. I had made a “Pre-Baby Bucket List.” It was a list of things I wanted to accomplish before having a baby. Turns[Read more]

Fire Wife Life

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Summer Bucket List For Couples

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Long Distance Relationships CAN Work

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Thinking About Engagement? Read This!

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KEEP THE SPARK IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP – EVEN ON A BUDGET

*This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see my disclosure page.* Do you remember that I mentioned in one of my posts that I quit my job? It’s been a little over two weeks and we are starting to cut back on expenses but I know it hasn’t been enough. I got my paycheck last week so we haven’t felt the effects of it quite yet but I’m sure it will hit next week when there isn’t[Read more]

10 LESSONS LEARNED FROM WEDDING PLANNING

Today I read an article about Post-Wedding Stress Disorder. Yes, you read that right. It’s like PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and can leave someone feeling seriously depressed when the wedding is over. I’m not here to judge anyone but all I can say is that is definitely NOT me. I had an amazing time at the wedding but boy, am I glad it is over! I am ready for the next steps in life and wedding planning was very stressful.[Read more]

PRE-BABY BUCKET LIST

A pre-baby bucket list. That’s a thing right? I have been going around the house cleaning like a crazy person and throwing away a lot of clutter. I’ve been painting and planning what we need to get done around the house. I told Ryan I was “pre-nesting.” I’m sure that’s also a thing. I was totally on board with having a baby before we were married. I even thought we would maybe conceive on our honeymoon (sorry if that’s TMI)[Read more]

THE TRAVEL BUG

Less than 30 days ago I was in Jamaica on my honeymoon. Why does it feel like it was at least a year ago?! I am feeling in need of a vacation and wish we were going somewhere and have the urge to book a flight. Only one problem… I quit my job this week and we are on a major budget! I’m not a huge fan of “staycations” – probably because I still haven’t completely fallen in love with[Read more]

DEAR ME:

My mom works at a school and also does an after school program where she mentors young girls and does activities with them. As part of their end of year meeting, all the mentors are reading a letter they wrote from themselves to their 5th grade self about to enter junior high. She asked me to write one that she could read the girls, so they weren’t just hearing from older women and it really got me thinking! I wish[Read more]