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The Rules: Trying to Conceive Edition

The Rules: Trying to Conceive Edition

There are certain rules you must follow when trying to get pregnant, aka trying to conceive, aka TTC. You do not question the rules.  You just do them lest anyone think you are an unfit mother-to- be. Rule #1:  Find a willing partner.  Before TTC one has visions of what the baby making love will […]

When My Oil Man is Away


The oilfield life is a unique way of life. We sacrifice family time – to get more family time. Our men work away from home for weeks or months at a time, so that they can have weeks and months at home. The way of life that we have chosen comes with its own particular […]

I Didn’t Know

I Didn't Know #realoilfieldwives

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: “You knew what you were getting yourself into when your husband went into the oilfield”. Actually, no, I didn’t know. I knew the basics. I knew he’d be working long, hard hours outdoors. I knew the job might move him here and there a […]

Part-Time Husband

Part-Time Husband #realoilfieldwives

The other day I was explaining my husband’s work schedule (4-6 weeks in Alaska, 2 weeks here) to someone and she said matter-of-factly, “Oh, so you have a part-time husband.” As I usually do, I didn’t really answer her and instead giggle a little and move the conversation forward.  I wish I could explain to […]

An open letter to those who work at nail salons

An open letter to those who work at nail salons #realoilfieldwives

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen Who Work At Nail Salons: First off, I want to say thank you.  You massage my hands, arms, legs, and feet.  You make my nails look pretty.  Every time I look down at my pretty nails, it makes me happy.   Thank you for all of the prettiness and happiness. I don’t […]

What I Hate About Being an Oilfield Wife


Being an Oilfield Wife is a Love/Hate relationship. There’s certain aspects that I love, and there’s also parts I hate. There’s also things I love to hate, and things I hate to love……or something like that. Anyway, here’s a list of a few of the things I HATE about being an Oilfield Wife: 1. Pity […]

I Quit

I Quit #realoilfieldwives

I quit being an Oilfield Wife today. As a matter of fact, I quit being an anything. I had finally had enough, threw my hands in the air, and admitted defeat. Today I stopped waiting for my husband’s presence to complete me and I found myself again. No more feeling lost when he isn’t around. […]

I Want a Best Friend

Best Friend #realoilfieldwives

I want a best friend. A female one, not the male version I’m married to. I’ve had a few over the years. That person you talk to everyday, the one that you would say “what are we doing tonight?” to instead of “can we do lunch a week from Thursday?”  The kind of friend you […]

Oilfield Life in 2015

Oilfield Life in '15 #realoilfieldwives

The last couple of hitches had been rough for me.  I was hesitant to share it because there are so many oilfield families looking for work.  I knew that people would think that I should be grateful my husband has a job.  I am grateful, but that doesn’t mean that my life is perfect.  Being […]

Sleepless Nights


One of the very worst things about being an oilfield wife are the sleepless nights. Of course we all sleep better with our men by our sides, but that’s not exactly what I’m talking about.  I do miss my husband while he’s gone, but I’m not referring sleeplessness due to missing his companionship. I have […]