I feel like I am constantly being labeled. Why do we have to put people into groups? And why do the worst “members” of the group seem to determine the reputation for everyone?  If you look for bad, you will find it- in any group, whether that group is the oilfield,  political leaders, or even […]

Oilfield Thankfulness

Something to be thankful for… I am thankful for this wonderful, crazy, stressful, exciting Oilfield Life. It has its ups and downs, but overall the oilfield has provided my family with a great life. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’m going to list some things that I am thankful for. 1. I’m thankful for my […]

Keeping Christmas Under Control

I am guilty of going completely overboard at Holidays. Primarily Christmas. I have already started Christmas shopping… fact, I try to be done by Halloween.  I have been known to get WAY too many presents for my kids. Like they could open one every day in December and still have some left over.  As they […]

Not enough hours in the day

As a stay at home Oilfield wife, I suffer from “not-enough-hours-in-the-day-itis”. When my husband is gone I feel like I am busy from the time I wake up until the time I fall into bed at night. Kids, house, yard, school, errands, meals, shopping, dogs, laundry…..I feel like I can’t keep up with everything. I’m […]

A Spooky Visitor

Oh, the joys of being an oilfield family living in Alaska. I have been a little jumpy lately. The first few days after my husband leaves I’m always on high alert  – until I settle back into my “single parent” routine. While he’s gone, noises wake me up during the night and I feel the […]

Symptoms of Home-schooling

We are in our third year of homeschooling. Sometimes it feels like I still have no clue what I’m doing and that I’m just treading water. Other times I feel like I have a complete handle on things and I don’t know what I was ever nervous about. I saw this post  I wrote from […]

The 7 most annoying people on Facebook

I am a facebooker. It helps me feel connected to friends and family that I am far away from. Being an Northern Oilfield Wife in Alaska,  I live 3,000 miles away from all of my family and many of my friends. I enjoy “seeing” what they are up to and sharing our latest with them. […]

The Oilfield Roller Coaster

There are so many ups and downs in life – and even more when you live the oilfield life.  Not everyone understands this lifestyle, and not everyone is cut out for it.  There are a lot of positive things about this lifestyle, along with it’s own unique set of struggles. It’s hard to tell if […]

Oilfield Cafe: Banana Chocolate Muffins

There’s nothing better on a blustery fall afternoon than being warm and toasty inside the kitchen and baking muffins with your daughter.  There were actually two reasons behind our baking session 1) Dad comes home tomorrow and we like to have fresh baked goodies on hand when he arrives. 2) My daughter is learning fractions […]

8 Things All Kids Need To Know

Kids drive me nuts these days. (Or maybe it’s parents that drive me nuts). Many children spend more time playing on the i-pad than they do playing outside…and it shows. They aren’t learning to communicate or relate to others. Granted, every kid is going to spend some of their time in front of the TV, […]