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 of new things. It’s been a bit more than a year since I started blogging for the Real Oilfield Wives website and what an interesting year it’s been!

If you’ve been reading my posts up to this point you know that there has been a lot going on lately. We are still going through the (very long!) process of enrolling our son in the local Waldorf Kindergarten. My husband is still in North Dakota and has been focused on learning to weld. He loves the oilfield and enjoys what he does and I don’t think he will be coming home soon, but I’m okay with that for now. Our baby girl is growing like a weed, and as most 4 month old babies, is still not sleeping through the night. Add in the day to day hustle and bustle of running a house with your husband 1200+ miles away and it all adds up to one tired mama who needs to turn her focus inward.

So, while I love blogging and sharing my experiences, right now I feel that I’d rather hold those experiences closer to my heart instead of putting them out into the world. Also, if you follow the Real Oilfield Wives Facebook page, you know that there are new writers gearing up to add their stories to the website. I am so grateful for their participation as it allowed me to feel that it was okay to move on. I’m really excited to read their stories and follow their experiences as oilfield wives.

I hope you all have enjoyed hearing about our family’s adventures the past year. I know I’ve enjoyed sharing them with you. Even though this is my last post and I will be taking a break from all blogging, I will still be out there in internet land. You can always send me a tweet or contact me through my personal site.

So long and take care oilfield wives!

About chelsea

Chelsea is mama to 4 year old Will and partner to her oilfield man and best friend of 16 years, Jacob. She splits her time between the family’s camper in the North Dakota Oil Patch and a small urban homestead in Kentucky. Chelsea writes about the family’s camper adventures at She is a batik artist and loves teaching others about the art of batik at She can also be found working on her other sites and In her moments of spare time she enjoys knitting, sewing and gardening.


  1. Thanks so much for all you’ve given us, Chelsea! I wish you all the best! Keep in touch!

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