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The good is oh so good

We see a lot of blogs and different posts and comments about the difficulties of life with a LEO.  We see different warnings from LEO families to non LEO families about everything from scheduling problems to being asked "are you even married?  We NEVER see him!" but...

LEOW difficulties come in many forms.

About 15 years ago I was sitting in our kitchen with my mom and a few of her coworkers. I'd sit and listen in on their stories and details from the shift that they just got off of. One day in particular, I remember telling my mom that I was going to date a cop. She...

Sweat, tears, and empty bleacher seats

I played a lot of sports as a kid. Softball, hockey, lacrosse, track and field, you name it- If high school offered it, I was affiliated with it.  The deal was the better the grades, the more I could do. Boy did I take advantage of that.  Aside from the "and field"...

Preparation

The Governor of my state has issued a state of emergency to prepare for Irma. Honestly, I think it was a smart move. Hurricane Irma has been said to be one of the strongest hurricanes to date. It has obliterated everything in it's path. She isn't going to go down...

The worst and the best…

"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping." To this day, especially in times of "disaster," I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by...

Not your normal late night

So the man sends me a text. We need to have a chat. Now, these words usually strike fear in a man when a woman says them or at the very least, he runs down the list of things he may have done wrong over the past day or two. Most women see or hear these words and they...

I did not sign up for this

After a fatality or injury of an officer, we've read the comments. "He knew what he was in for. He signed up for this." We sit and question, "why did I even click on the comments?!" while we go through a variety of different emotions reading those words. Anger....

Boredom, wood, and the man’s day off

  My dining room has a secret. Can you tell what it is? No? Good. That's how it should be! I'm very much a DIY kind of gal. Partly because it's fun, partly because I hate spending money on things I can make. The man never really let me have any fun tools...

A New Chapter

Hey y'all. You'll be hearing a new voice for a while so i thought I'd introduce myself for my first post. No, not a cop out (see what I did there? haha), just my style. I wear many name tags but mostly go by Joan (or mom). I grew up in a public safety household. My...

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