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Does It Ever Get Easier?

Does It Ever Get Easier? #realoilfieldwives

I see a lot of oilfield wives ask the same question: Does it ever get easier? Many women say it doesn’t. Some say it doesn’t get easier, we just get stronger. I’d agree with that, but I do think it gets easier. Today we are two weeks into a 4 week hitch and we are […]

Hey Jealousy

Hey Jealousy

Jealousy is an ugly feeling. It certainly isn’t a character trait I seek to possess. It creeps in every now and then, and I’m reminded of the sacrifices and differences of our oilfield family. You’d think I’d be used to it by now, but then again, is this something one should ever be used to? […]

Warning: Low Love Tank


Oilman won’t let me forget it.  When we first started dating I got angry and threw a lime at his face.  It was a wedge of lime from my bottle of Dos Equis.  Don’t worry, I was the worst player on my softball team as a child and no one was harmed in the lime […]

Home School Questions

home school

I love homeschooling. It has been a wonderful surprise –  something that I never planned on doing. (I’ve learned some of life’s best things are the ones that weren’t “planned”.) It’s no secret that part of the reason we moved to Alaska was for the great public schools …. well, that didn’t exactly pan out […]

7 Sinfully Sexy Things About Oilfield Men

7 Sinfully Sexy Things About Oilfield Men

It was bound to happen. Yep. I’m about to bring it ‘there’. With the toxic combination of Valentine’s Day and the release of 50 Shades of Grey, I have one thing on my mind. The sheer sexiness of my oilfield man. Three words come to mind. “Drill, baby, drill.” While all of us oilfield wives […]

A Stay-at-Home Mom’s Guide to Space Saver Bags

My Review of Space Saver Bags

I recently decided that since I’m now a stay-at-home mom, I should have closets that reflect my new station in life.  I thought those space saver vacuum bags looked like a fairly affordable way to achieve this. The following is my personal experience. Step 1:  Choose the correct size for the items you wish to […]

I Will Just Start Tomorrow…

I'll just start tomorrow

This is the year I get healthy and look smoking hot in a bikini.  I start today! Now that I think about it… It is New Year’s Day and I’m still hung-over from the night before and fried chicken sounds good.  It is no problem if I start tomorrow, right? I was going to start […]

Oilfield Cafe – Oreo Layer Pie


“Chocolate Lasagna”, “No Bake Layer Cake”….there are many names for this dessert.  And there are about as many different varieties as there are names. (You can’t really go wrong with any dessert that is layers of Oreos, pudding and cream cheese).  I like this one because it’s sooooo incredibly quick and easy, and it requires […]

My Girls

My Girls #oilfieldwives

There is nothing like spending quality time with my husband. There is no doubt that him being away on hitches truly helps us appreciate our time together so much more! Sometimes it is hard to reconnect after 15 days away from one another. Other times we reconnect like we haven’t missed a beat! Either way, […]

Leaving Again


I thought I had this thing down to a science. “All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go” We have our little ritual in place. “I’m standing here outside your door” Everyone knows their job. “Cause I’m Leeeeaaaavin’ on a jet plaaaannee, Don’t know when I’ll be back again” We know we’ll be sad […]