It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s an Oilfield super-mom!

supermom!

Moms are amazing.  How we keep it all together literally blows my mind.  There isn’t a single second of the day that I am not multi-tasking, even if it looks like I’m doing nothing I actually have schedules, lesson plans, and to-do  lists running through my mind.  All the time.  I have days when I am pretty proud of myself…..when school goes well, the house is maintained, the kids behave, I make some amazing meal, and I have enough time and attention to go around for everyone.  On those days, I actually do feel like a super-hero. Of course, I also have days when I feel like a total failure.  I definitely have my share of days when I’m more like super-mom’s evil twin, grumpy loser-mom.  But even on my very worst days, my kids are fed, they make it to their activities, and they know they’re loved….so all in all I guess those days aren’t complete failures.

But this isn’t a tribute to me, it’s about all moms;  stay at home moms, single moms, working moms, mothers of grown children, homeschool moms, and every other kind of mom.  Moms are the glue that hold families together.  I might be a little biased, but I’m pretty sure that of all the mothers there are, OF moms have to be some of the very toughest.  Half of the time we are single moms. We have to continually deal with the change in our responsibilities as we adjust from being the only parent, to a co-parent, and then back to single parent again.  It’s a tough cycle, especially since no mom ever gets a day off.  From the second you become a mom, you are on the clock.  And OF moms are usually pulling double duty on top of that.  Motherhood is the most rewarding job in the world, and also the most difficult.  Considering mothers work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for years on end, it’s probably a miracle that we have any “good” days at all!

As moms we don’t all agree on parenting, and we don’t have to.  But what we do need to do is support each other.  Let’s use our super-powers for good and lift each other up instead of break each other down.  So this is my big pat on the back to all the moms out there – – especially the hardworking OF moms.  You are wonder-woman,  every last one of you.  Keep up the good work.  And the next time you have one of those days  – – when the kids are arguing from the second they get up, the sink is clogged, no one has clean socks because of the Mt. Everest-sized mountain of  dirty laundry, you are serving Pb&J for the umpteenth time in a row, and you haven’t remembered to check the mail in two days – – remember, you are a super-mom and you are doing a fabulous job.

About jenna

Jenna has been an oilfield wife for over 12 years. Her Hot Oil Man husband started working in the oilfield a few months before they were married. The oilfield has lead them all the way from Northern CO to Alaska, where they've lived in the Matanuska Valley for 4 years. The family consists of their two children; a strong-willed daughter age 10, and a goofy son age 7. And of course what family would be complete without a couple of dogs and rabbits thrown in the mix. Jenna is a stay at home mom who doesn't “stay at home” much, and enjoys gardening, baking, reading, watching movies, four wheeling, hiking, fishing, and LOVES shopping. Since moving to the last frontier they have also started home schooling, which is another adventure all it’s own.

Comments

  1. Love this! Thank you for posting it. I’m an oil field mom and wife. My husband has bern doing this for over 2 years. I love being a mom and wife but it is agreat deal harder when ur man is in the oil field. I have a schedule for when he is home and one for when he is gone. I work a full time job and I have a 9 year old son and a 7 year old step daughter that lives 1 1/2 hours away. Makes for long days and short nights. I am proud to be an oil field wife and I am proud of all the mothers out there that know how difficult it can be at times.

    • It sounds like you are a hard worker and doing a great job!!! It can be very difficult at times, but I also think the positives outweigh the negatives.
      I am a proud OF wife, too. 🙂

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