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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

home school

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 […]

The 7 most annoying people on Facebook


I am a facebooker. It helps me feel connected to friends and family that I am far away from. Being an Northern Oilfield Wife in Alaska,  I live 3,000 miles away from all of my family and many of my friends. I enjoy “seeing” what they are up to and sharing our latest with them. […]

For My Niece: A Letter To New Oilfield Wives & Girlfriends

Pumpjack (for oil) at dawn

  This past weekend I found out from my mother-in-law that my niece has been dating a man who works on a rig in Utah and they are considering getting married. Upon hearing this the first thing I did was send my husband a text message asking if he had heard this news. Turns out […]

The Oilfield Roller Coaster

roller coaster

There are so many ups and downs in life – and even a few extras when you live the oilfield life.  Not everyone understands this lifestyle, and not everyone is cut out for it.  There are a lot of positive things about this lifestyle, along with it’s own unique set of struggles. It’s hard to […]

Back to School?


  If you’ve been reading my past few posts you know that our family has been going through a lot of changes. Now it looks like we may be adding one more change to the mix. We’ve been considering giving up homeschooling and sending our son to the local Waldorf school. I have some mixed […]

Oilfield Cafe: Banana Chocolate Muffins

choc muffins

There’s nothing better on a blustery fall afternoon than being warm and toasty inside the kitchen and baking muffins with your daughter.  There were actually two reasons behind our baking session 1) Dad comes home tomorrow and we like to have fresh baked goodies on hand when he arrives. 2) My daughter is learning fractions […]

5 Tips To Make Your Resume Shine


    If you follow my posts you know that this past week my husband was home from North Dakota and we were working on finding him a new job. The first step in his job search involved reviewing and revising his resume. Lucky for him this is something I’m pretty adept at and I […]

8 Things All Kids Need To Know


Kids drive me nuts these days. (Or maybe it’s parents that drive me nuts). Many children spend more time playing on the i-pad than they do playing outside…and it shows. They aren’t learning to communicate or relate to others. Granted, every kid is going to spend some of their time in front of the TV, […]

The Oilfield Parent Balancing Act


I should have known better. My husband is home for the week and I thought that maybe just one day free of a schedule and rules might be okay. I was wrong. And it ended in a colossal meltdown. Lesson learned. For many oilfield wives finding a balance between parenting when our husbands are away […]