Category Archives: the fire life

This is Liam’s first year in preschool. We ultimately decided on a little Montessori-based preschool and we couldn’t be happier with our choice. Why Montessori? Basically, it’s child-led learning and discovery. Kids are free to pick and choose what they’d like to do. The play time encourages learning, independence and social development. For instance, at school, Liam’s favorite thing […]

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Sometimes when I look at the New York City skyline, I don’t recognize it. The view I see with my eyes doesn’t match the image imprinted on my heart. The place where the Twin Towers used to stand is just a short walk from where my grandmother lives. Each street along the way has long […]

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I first knew I loved him when, after spending the day together, his pager went off for a fire call with the local volunteer fire department. I offered to clean up our dinner plates and lock up the house while he went out to help someone in need. In that moment, while watching him walk […]

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“Daddy’s at work. He’s at the fire station and rides the fire truck. Sometimes he rides the ambulance. He helps people who are hurt and puts out fires. Daddy will be home another day.” This is a common conversation that Liam and I have in our home. In the mornings, I wake up to the […]

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J’s always known he wanted to be a firefighter, so you could say that I married into the fire service. He’s a fourth generation and I knew early on I was in for a crazy ride. I mean, how many families swap gory stories over the dinner table? Being a firefighter’s wife isn’t the easiest thing […]

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