5 North Dakota Places To Visit


I am currently in the process of trying to organize everything for the kids and I to go back to North Dakota in a couple of weeks and while doing so I’ve been thinking about all the neat places I want to revisit when I get there. The following list are the top five that […]

What’s for lunch?


As an oilfield mom, time is not my friend when I’m pulling single parent duty while my Hot Oil Man is away. Especially at meal time, the easier and better!  I do quick and simple breakfasts – hot cereal or bagels with fresh fruit – for the kids.  If I’m really on the ball I […]

Ramble On- Heading Back to the Bakken

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  Leaves are falling all around, It’s time I was on my way.  Thanks to you, I’m much obliged for such a pleasant stay.  But now it’s time for me to go. The autumn moon lights my way. Despite the continued heat, the signs that summer is drawing to a close are apparent. I actually […]

The back-to-school Funk


It’s that time of year again…..time to get ready for another school year.  As I’ve mentioned before, this is my favorite time of year. I love fall and I LOVE the anticipation of back to school. I like the transition and the excitement. Everything seems “new”.  It’s a change in seasons, change in weather, and […]

Battling Isolation


Isolation. As an oilfield wife, mother, homeschooler and hopeless introvert it is something I battle every day. While oilfield life is certainly not entirely to blame it does contribute greatly to my sense of isolation. Since my husband doesn’t work on/off shifts and we’ve yet to work out a living arrangment that allows him to […]

Family Game Night

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As a busy Oilfield family, our lives get so crazy that we don’t always have the time to sit down as a family and just be together as much as we should.  Our schedules can get pretty hectic, but we try to make the most of our time together, especially when dad is home for […]

Coping Postpartum


In some cultures women spend 40 days postpartum in their bedroom nursing their babies and being waited on by their mothers or other female friends or relatives. In oilfield world you get four days before you husband returns to work and five days before your family has to go back to their own town. At […]

Things I’d rather do alone…

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As an Oilfield Wife (and a homeschooler) I spend 99.9999% of my life with my kids. Most of it is great. After all, they are the reason I am a stay-at-home mom.  However there are a few things I really really really wish I could do without my kids around. I prefer to be kid-free […]

It’s Not Good Bye, It’s See Ya Later


  Over the past year I have shared my life, my experiences, my views, and my world as a working oilfield wife (OFW). I have expressed my thoughts on this crazy lifestyle, I have related my own role as a wife, and I have elaborated on my survival tricks as a mother, but today I am writing to say farwell. […]

Oilfield Cafe: Fried Green Tomatoes and Remoulade


We are finally starting to get into some sort of rhythm around here with the new baby and that has included getting back into the garden this past week. I’m sorry to say that I’ve been rather disappointed with what I’ve found. We aren’t in a drought per se, but the rain has been sporadic […]