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Keeping Christmas Under Control


I am guilty of going completely overboard at Holidays. Primarily Christmas. I have already started Christmas shopping… fact, I try to be done by Halloween.  I have been known to get WAY too many presents for my kids. Like they could open one every day in December and still have some left over.  As they […]

Stop Judging, Start Loving


Why do we do this to each other as women?  I’ve done it.  I’m sure you’ve done it.  We take something that has happened, put it through our own filter of personal experiences and think someone has wronged us or doesn’t understand us.  We are OFFENDED.  We are going to let them know about it. […]

Blended Families and the Oilfield

Blended Families in the Oilfield

This oilfield life we’ve chosen isn’t always easy. Some days it can be downright challenging. On the flip side, it also has many rewards. I believe the harder the challenges, the greater the reward. That’s what makes being part of an oilfield family so worthwhile. Having a blended family is similar; extremely challenging yet, richly […]

I {Still} Need You


“In case you haven’t noticed, I DON’T NEED YOU anymore!” It was the biggest lie I’ve ever not meant to say. Especially to him. The words came flying out of my mouth in a fit of rage that could’ve stopped a loaded freight train in its tracks. I regretted it immediately. The truth was I […]

An Alaskan Adventure

An Alaskan Adventure #oilfield #oilfieldwives

Tomorrow I drop my husband off at the airport and won’t see him again for 6 weeks.  Maybe 7.  We aren’t entirely sure.  He is starting his new job in Alaska on the North Slope. Oilfield stuff. Electrical oilfield stuff to be exact as he’s an Electrician.  Frankly, I don’t really know what he’ll be […]

Oilfield Infertility

Oilfield Infertility

Ladies, I’m penning a new medical term today.  First, you must know that my background includes zero medical schooling or experience. Obviously, I’m a good choice to be creating my own medical terminology. My new term:  Oilfield Infertility. Oilfield Infertility:  where one struggles to get pregnant while husband is in the oilfield.  Primary difficulty is […]

Not enough hours in the day


As a stay at home Oilfield wife, I suffer from “not-enough-hours-in-the-day-itis”. When my husband is gone I feel like I am busy from the time I wake up until the time I fall into bed at night. Kids, house, yard, school, errands, meals, shopping, dogs, laundry…..I feel like I can’t keep up with everything. I’m […]

A Spooky Visitor


Oh, the joys of being an oilfield family living in Alaska. I have been a little jumpy lately. The first few days after my husband leaves I’m always on high alert  - until I settle back into my “single parent” routine. While he’s gone, noises wake me up during the night and I feel the […]

So Long and Take Care, Oilfield Wives!


Happy Halloween, y’all! As you may or may not know Halloween is considered to be the last harvest festival and the beginning of the new year in the Gaelic tradition. This makes it the perfect time for me to announce both the end of my blogging for the Real Oilfield Wives website and the beginning […]

Symptoms of Home-schooling

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We are in our third year of homeschooling. Sometimes it feels like I still have no clue what I’m doing and that I’m just treading water. Other times I feel like I have a complete handle on things and I don’t know what I was ever nervous about. I saw this post  I wrote from […]