Are you married to a first responder? Maybe you are dating one or are a family member. Well, I happen to know what that is like and so do our podcats guests.The Proud Police Wife Podcast provides honest, real, and encouraging conversations for law enforcement spouses, families, and supporters.I am Rebecca Lynn, a police wife of 15 years, owner of the blog Proud Police Wife, founder of the Annual Police Wife Conference and author of two books: The Peacemaker's Wife and Proud Police Wife: 90 Devotions for Women Behind the Badge.No one truly understands what this lifestyle is like unless you live it and every week you can join me for relatable discussions that will help you and your law enforcement family.
There are a few designated days throughout the year given to show appreciation to law enforcement.
Many times, those days get confused or forgotten.
In this episode, I share with you when those days are, what they mean, and ways that you can give law enforcement the thanks they deserve.
Law enforcement deserves our support and the least we can do is recognize them although they never expect it.
Today is episode 50 of The Proud Police Wife Podcast and I am so incredibly thankful! My loyal listeners and this community is why I have 50 episodes with so many more on the way!
I just want to thank each and every one of you!
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Have you ever said or been told "law enforcement is just a job"?
Well, yes, it is a job, but it is a career choice that has great impact on the person serving in that career and often times, impacts the family, as well.
Being aware of what our spouse goes through on the job can help us have empathy for what they are going through and we can walk alongside them instead of them stuffing done their emotion...
Police officers are exposed to trauma on the job regularly. But some officers begin the job with past traumas, as well. How do people and police officers find the right tools to become resilient to this trauma?
Joining us today is Adam Davis. Adam is a former police officer, dynamic speaker, published author, and resilience coach for the first responder community. He shares how his past trauma impacted his life as a polic...
After experiencing every shift possible over the last 17 years with my husband in law enforcement, I can confidently say there are truly pros and cons to each shift.
But are we waiting and wasting the time we have because we don't like that shift and focusing on the cons? Or are we finding ways to embrace where we currently are?
If you are struggling with shift work or wishing your spouse was on a different s...
Being the spouse of a first responder brings unique challenges and we bring our own background and experience into relationships. So it is important that both the first responder and spouse have the resources they need to navigate any unique challenges that may come their way.
Joining us in today's episode is Miranda Dabbs, the peer director for the significant others and spouses (SOS) therapeutic retreat through Firs...
My husband and I love supporting first responder owned businesses that support us. So when it comes to buying products or services, we almost always go with companies that support law enforcement.
Joining me today are owners of Blue Monarch Co, Tania and John. They are both retired police officers and worked the aftermath of 9/11. They know what it feels like to not be supported so they wanted to create a brand that suppo...
You're married to a police officer, does this mean you are doomed for infidelity?
Or maybe your relationship has experienced betrayal, where do you go from here?
In this episode, Rebecca talks with Shannon Brown, a marriage and family therapist of 20+ years and advocate for keeping marriages together after affairs, on ways to prevent betrayal in your relationship, what to do if you've experienced infidelity,...
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Police officers take great responsibility to help and serve their communities. Which is why it is so important that police officers ...
Has your spouse had a career ending injury or critical incident?
Our guest, Kelsey Wilson, former police officer, nutritionist, personal trainer and wellness coach, shares her story of two back to back injuries that ended her career in policing. Not only did she have to rediscover herself after these critical incidents but she talks about the importance of why it is so important to have a life outside of policing.
If buying or selling a home in the near future is on your radar, did you know that you can save money while doing it?
If you are a first responder (police, emt, dispatch, fire, etc) or military, then you can get money back with the home buying and selling program, Honor the Brave.
Joining me in today's episode is co-owner of Honor the Brave, Zanna Wolfgang, where she passionately tells us why her and her husb...
Eating healthy meals as a shift worker and shift work family is not always easy. Do you pack meals in advance? Isn't it just easier to eat out? How do you just make meals for one when your spouse is working?
We address all these topics and more with our guest Raina Beugelink. She goes in depth to share ways to fuel your body (and the entire law enforcement family) around shift work. Raina is a registered dietitian and...
Navigating life as a LEOW (law enforcement officer wife) can be challenging but doing it while also entering motherhood brings a new set of unique struggles.
Joining me on today's episode is Jillian, fellow police wife, small business owner and mother of two where she talks about how she lost herself amongst motherhood and LEOW life. And what her breaking point was to finally find herself again.
Tune in to he...
Need support, resources or encouragement for the law enforcement/first responder lifestyle? I get it and you are not alone!
In today's episode Rebecca talks about how she brought together amazing resources and expert speakers all in one easy place without missing a ton of work, hiring a babysitter and exponential costs.
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We are a month into 2023 and no matter when you listen to this episode it is an important one. Both for you as a supporting spouse but also for the first responder in your family and children, if you have them.
There is no time like the present to take charge of your life, your health, and your family.
In today's episode I share 3 things that every first responder family should make a priority now.
Police officers today face enormous pressure, stress and job related trauma. While they may not be able to control those aspects of the job, what they can control is their health and fitness.
Sadly, police officers face alarming health related issues because of this stress.
In today's episode, former police officer, author and fitness expert, David Greenwalt joins us to talk about the health risks police off...
We know all too well the dangers that exist in life in general, but those dangers also exist with careers in law enforcement.
And I know it can be depressing to think of those dangers. For some you, you may just brush them off and ignore them. I get it. But in reality, it's important to be prepared for any emergencies that can happen in life, especially as a law enforcement family.
The day that this episode airs it is Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. However, ANY DAY is a great day to show support and appreciation to law enforcement.
In today's episode I share free (or VERY inexpensive ways) that you can say thank you to law enforcement.
Also, many supporters want to show support but don't know how. So if you are a spouse that is listening, be sure to share these ways with others ...
The spouses and family members of first responders serve right alongside the hero in their lives. Because of that, it is important to know how we can best serve those in a support role, what stress they may encounter as a supporting spouse and what gaps exist as far as support and resources.
Joining me in today's episode is Dr. Erin Craw, the daughter of a first responder and a researcher looking to gain insight on ho...
Whether your spouse is ready to retire or is questioning if it is time to leave law enforcement or not, it is important to know what the transition can look like and how to prepare. So in this episode we are talking about transitioning to retirement for law enforcement officers and their families.
Joining us in today's podcast episode is Jason Hoschouer where he talks about his own transition to retirement and what him and his ...
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