About Me

Hi!  I'm Emily.  I'm a former dance teacher, a wanna-be photographer, and a music lover.  I drool over well organized pantries and closets, labels, post its, sharpies, storage bins, and baskets.

I am married to a Firefighter/Paramedic and we have 4 awesome young kiddos.  Life as a Fire Wife can be a bit crazy but I do my best to try and keep everyone sane around here ;)  My hubby works long hours, many holidays and birthdays, and misses a lot of school events and family functions due to his schedule, but we know we are blessed by his job and that it is allowing me to be home with the kids while they are young.  But, living on a single income with 4 kids does cause you to be creatively frugal sometimes so I hope to share some of those tips with you along the way too!

Simple Life of a Fire Wife began in September 2013 as an attempt to connect with and have some real conversations with some other adults who may also be sitting at home watching countless hours of Sesame Street, Dora, and Bubble Guppies (oh how my little one LOVES the Bubble Guppies...).  I hope you will find some inspiration, motivation, and maybe a few new recipes to try!  I thank you so much for being a part of this journey with me :)


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  1. I am also a stay at home mommy blogger married to a firefighter/paramedic, so I'm a happy new follower of your blog! We are expecting our third child next month, so he is finishing up pulling a lot of 48s right now to make sure he has time off to be with us for a couple of weeks after switching departments not long ago. I'm sure you actually know what that means. LOL

    1. Yes, I know how that goes!! So nice to meet you :)

  2. I just wrote a nice note to you and it all disappeared. Grrrr. I'll cut to the chase. Can you please tell me where you purchased your pantry lid holder and your pans holder? II
    I have spent say too much hunting!
    Thank you very much.

  3. Hello there! Just came across your blog via Just Plain Living. I too am a fire wife and homemaker! Glad to have found your blog! Will take a look around :)

  4. Hello there! Just came across your blog via Just Plain Living. I too am a fire wife and homemaker! Glad to have found your blog! Will take a look around :)

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  6. I found u off of Mostly Blogging great blog and history you have great to know you better. joining your blog :) blessings ( Oh I love firefighter Police great ) happy blogging I am not a wife yet, but love to learn others life stories / home making ...

  7. Hi Emily, My name is Anne Arntson, and I'm the Editorial Production Assistant for HouseLogic.com, a home improvement website sponsored by the National Association of Realtors. I wanted to reach out to you because our visual team recently came upon an organized cookware image of yours that we think would be great to include in an upcoming article. I'm writing to ask your permission to use it. Can you please send me an email? I would love to explain more. aarntson@houselogic.com. Thank you!

  8. You look great with your four kiddos. - SB (India)

  9. Hi Emily,

    I am also a blogger like you and run a Travel related blog, You can check out kaffryders.com. I work with a marketing agency, and I was hoping if we could make a deal for guest posting. I can even give you references for many other blogs if you need.

    Please let me know if you are interested.


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