Two fire wives sharing their journey through life as wives, mothers and friends.
Owning a Business as a Fire Wife: Carey Rocha
Since we started this podcast our goal has always been to relate to you as fire-wives. What we realized is tons of you wear many hats...and LOTS of you are business owners.
Being a business owner/entrepreneur is quite challenging. But just like being a fire wife is unique, business ownership as a fire wife is it’s own special challenge.
It is juggling + working in the nooks and crannies. It’s being able to work + be home with your kids. It’s
having a plan & a back up plan to your plan. But above all...it’s having a belief in yourself & your product.
We sat down with our fire wife friend and successful owner of Compassion Rocks Jewelry, Carey Rocha, to talk about what it’s like. Her beautiful stone business came out of a personal attack that is now serving to give back to victims of crime. Her stunning creations have become a staple in our community and her business is thriving!!
If you are a business owner, thinking of starting a business, or just want to hear a beautiful story...this episode is for you!
The first 1/2hour we hear all about Carey and her business. The second 1/2hour we talk about the nitty gritty of business ownership.
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Hydration beauty glow IV bag from @hmahydrationsuite, botox, and dermaplaning with a jelly mask from @jamienursepractitioner of hospitality medical aesthetics salon. ($650 value)
Beautiful fire wife bracelet set from @compassionrocksjewelry ($71 value)
A customized wooden fire wife sign for your home by @athomewithcarissawhitten
2 scrunchies and 2 matching bows + A macramé headband & matching clip by @indygirlandco ($60 value)
Signed Copy of Fully Involved by Mynda Ohs @fullyinvolvedlife ($20 value)
A bottle of Redlands Honey Orange Elderberry syrup by @thewellberry ($25 value)
A vegan beauty basket with one 12oz Soy Candle + Mango Tango Shea & Mango Butter Soap
+ Organic Coffee Bean Sugar Scrub + Vegan Solid Perfume and Vegan Lip Balm by @laminincreations ($60 value)
Bright & Airy Lightroom presets by @amandarileyphoto($ value)
Starbucks Gift-card to treat yourself to coffee from @standing.beside.heroes.podcast ($20 value)
Our Favorite Things
As a fire family things can often get busy. The last few months for us have been just that. Brittany welcomed her 2nd daughter, renovated her home and worked while balancing home life. Amber is growing a booming business, house hunting and running her household like a champ! Which meant we stepped away a bit...but we’re BACK!
This episode we re-introduce ourselves to you by sharing our Top 5 favorite things. As well as some of our fave items that make life as a fire wife-mom-busy woman just a little bit easier. So tune in to get to know us a little more and maybe snag an idea for yourself...Mother’s Day is around the corner after all!
Links below for the fun things we discussed today!
Listening to an audiobook: Listen to Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen on Audible. https://www.audible.com/pd?asin=0593172272&source_code=ASSORAP0511160006
Or something slutty by J. Kenner https://www.audible.com/pd/Release-Me-The-Stark-Trilogy-Audiobook/B00ATDUWBK?qid=1618205121&sr=1-2&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_2&pf_rd_p=83218cca-c308-412f-bfcf-90198b687a2f&pf_rd_r=A4GJDA6C06PP8YVM449E
Makeup: Bobby brown tinted moisturizer https://m.bobbibrowncosmetics.com/product/14017/40368/makeup/face/foundation/nude-finish-tinted-moisturizer-spf-15/ss16#/shade/Light_to_Medium_Tint
L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara, Black  0.28 oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004BIZ0PM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_TQ2EBGFZW7ZVRG3N7W3H?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Accessory: Classic earrings like these https://etsy.me/2E8rqj4
Baby items: a cute bow from https://etsy.me/2AaWN8d
Jammies with double zippers: https://www.target.com/p/baby-girls-39-3pk-fruit-print-zip-up-sleep-n-39-play-cloud-island-8482-yellow-brown-white-0-3m/-/A-80954101
Diaper bags: https://fawndesign.com/collections/the-original-collection or https://freshlypicked.com/collections/the-classic-diaper-bag
Baby blankets: https://littleunicorn.com/collections/lu-cotton-muslin-swaddles
Single Parenting While Married
Just like the rest of our life, parenting looks different for a fire family then the regular 9-5 family. We are essentially single parents most of the time, while having the luxury of also being married. Single parenting while married has it own unique challenges. While we recognize that we are not single parents, it can feel that way a lot of the time due to our significant others career. In this episode we discuss how parenting in this lifestyle can feel overwhelming and challenging being the only parent doing 90% of the work. We talk about ways to combat the feeling of doing it all by yourself. As well as ways to include your significant other into your daily life so you can both be on the same parenting page. Tune in to hear all about how we are finding our stride in single parenting while married.
Feeling Second, but Knowing your First
Feeling second to the job is something we can all relate to in this lifestyle. We know they love us and they have us first in their hearts, but the reality is we come second. The job is one we all make sacrifices for even as fire wives. It can be hard to feel like your important is always less important than your significant others. But when it comes down to it they are there to save lives for the greater good and we support them through it all. It's not easy feeling second to the job. In this episode we talk about how we have taken the backseat and ways we combat it in our own lives and the mentalities we take to help us find the good in coming in second.
Communication and The Five Love Languages
Learning how to best communicate in a relationship where you don't get to see each other for days at a time is a skill we all strive to be better at. Knowing when to talk about the hard things or how to better to connect on a daily basis when conversations last 5 mins between calls, isn't a innate ability we possess. We sat with marriage and family counselor, Ashley Philips, to discuss the right time to have these important conversations. Ashley also talks to us about how to build connection even through the distance of fire family life. Ashley talks about the five love languages and how incorporating these into your relationship can help bridge the gap of feeling disconnected. We learned so many amazing ways to communicate and show our significate other we are thinking and caring for them. You will love this episode and have so many new tools for your tool bag to help build a stronger relationship!
Best of Fire Life
While we all have a shared understanding of what the hardships are like in the fire life, we also know how amazing this career can be for our firefighters and our families. There are so many wonderful benefits to this lifestyle,. And we know it is easy to see the bad more then the good, but 2021 is a new year and we want to see the good. So tune in to hear about our favorite parts of this life! We love this life and wouldn't change it for the world!
A must listen for anyone in this life.
Thank you for this. I have been with my husband for almost 10 years. From AMR to AO to being hired/tower and now 4 years as a firefighter. It defintely has its ups and downs but I wouldn't trade it for anything else. I am thankful to know I am not alone in this and greatful for my best friend who is a firewife also.
It’s refreshing to listen to women going through the same things as I am and understand the feeling of being a fire wife! Thank you ladies for starting this podcast!
The fire community definitely needs more ladies like this who love and support their fire wife community as well as stand beside, lift up and support their firefighters. Excited to listen along, support back as a fellow fire wife as they grow!