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How to Survive as a Railroad Wife – Part Four

  Okay so here is the last part of this series and I think maybe the most important way I survive as a railroad wife but more importantly how my marriage survives the railroad. Part Four of How to Survive as a Railroad Wife is to plan date nights with your railroader. I know this is… Continue reading How to Survive as a Railroad Wife – Part Four

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How to Survive as a Railroad Wife – Part Three

  I can’t even begin to count the number of nights I’ve spent alone after I’ve put the kids to bed. At first it wasn’t so bad but after a while it got old. Sitting alone at night with no one to talk to or hang out with can become pretty lonely. Part Three of… Continue reading How to Survive as a Railroad Wife – Part Three

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How to Survive as a Railroad Wife – Part Two

  *I’m so sorry it has taken FOREVER to get Part Two of this series published. We hit a busy season in our family life and some things unfortunately didn’t get done as I had hoped.* As I continue this series on “How to Survive as a Railroad Wife” here is my next tip/trick that… Continue reading How to Survive as a Railroad Wife – Part Two

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How to Survive as a Railroad Wife – Part One

When people find out that I’m a railroad wife and my railroader is on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week they often ask me how I do it. How do I manage the house and kids when I never know if my railroader will be home or not. It’s not rocket science but I thought… Continue reading How to Survive as a Railroad Wife – Part One

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What I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Railroad Wife – Part Five

Okay, so this is the last post in this series. I’m sure I could go on and on about all the things I wish I knew but I’ll spare you for now. So I’ll leave this on a positive note because in reality not all things about the railroad are bad. As much as my… Continue reading What I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Railroad Wife – Part Five

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What I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Railroad Wife – Part Four

Okay so bear with me, there is only a couple more things I wish I knew before I became a railroad wife. This next one has probably been the hardest for our family. I wish I knew before I became a railroad wife that my railroader’s sleep patterns would be all messed up. This kind of falls under… Continue reading What I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Railroad Wife – Part Four

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What I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Railroad Wife – Part Three

  So by now you are thinking, “This lady knew nothing about the railroad.” And I would say, “That is correct.” When my husband started working for the railroad it was a huge learning curve…for all of us. While this is true with any new job the railroad is like no other job. Here is… Continue reading What I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Railroad Wife – Part Three

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What I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Railroad Wife – Part Two

Okay, so looking back I was totally clueless when it came to becoming a railroad wife. There was so much I had no clue about and maybe that was a good thing. Had I known what we were getting into I might have discouraged my railroader from even applying. This next one is a tough… Continue reading What I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Railroad Wife – Part Two

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What I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Railroad Wife – Part One

I honestly didn’t know what it was going to be like to be a railroad wife. I’m not sure any of us knew, right ladies? I’m not sure we would have been okay with becoming railroad wives had we known. My railroader and I were married for almost 6 year before he was hired on… Continue reading What I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Railroad Wife – Part One