The Hardest Part of Parenting

It’s hard to be a mom. I struggle with patience. Daily. I’m sure all mom’s do. I do have fantastic days where everything went smoothly – I gave my all, I was easy-going, I made school fun, I cooked great meals, I didn’t lose my temper, I had great life-lessons to share –  and I […]

The Oilfield Slump

I’m having a rough hitch. We just got back from vacation (a wonderful, dream come true vacation) and transitioning back into real life has been tough. The kids are having a hard time focusing on school and getting back in the groove of things. I’m having a hard time catching up on everything (bills, errands, […]

Home School Questions

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 […]

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 True Calling – Being an Oilfield Mom

Time is going too fast. My kids are growing up so quickly that I wish I could slow down the clock.  I’m thankful that I get to be a stay at home Oilfield wife because time may be flying by at warp speed, but at least I get to make the most of each and […]

Voices of the Oilfield

As an Oilfield Wife I need a support system, and it helps to have friends/family who have been through the same things I’m going through. I’m lucky that there are so many other OF wives in my life. I thought it would be helpful to hear advice  from 4 different women – not just me. […]

My Oilfield Wish List

I usually preach on everything there is to appreciate about being employed in the Oilfield (or being married to the OF), but it’s not perfect. Not all of it is good.  I try NOT to dwell on the negatives of OF life, but here are 5 things that I would definitely change if I could. […]

Yearly Emotions

The start of a new year can bring many different emotions. You might feel thankfulness for another year spent with loved ones, or regret over failures or ruined relationships.  Some people feel the anticipation of a new beginning.  Others are relieved to leave a season of struggle or loss behind. You might reflect and enjoy […]

I’m not perfect

I have a problem. One thing in particular that I struggle with all too often is that I’m not perfect. Not that I think  I’m actually able to attain perfection, I just hate falling short of my own expectations. I like to feel capable, and most of the time I  do keep it all together […]

Away for the Holidays

I am an Oilfield wife, and my Hot Oil Man of a husband works on the North Slope in Alaska, therefore we live about 3,000 miles away from most of our friends and all of our family. Although we miss them like crazy, there are a few benefits to not being too close. For example, […]