Passing the Time

One thing every Real Oilfield Wife (ROW) has in common is dealing with the absence of our husbands when they are gone on their work hitch. Some women hate every minute of it, other’s enjoy having time to themselves, but no matter how we feel we all have to get through it. We all have […]

PRIORITIE$

What’s your most important thing? I mean, what is your highest priority?  Outside of God and family, what comes next?  I struggle with making big financial decisions sometimes. What’s more important – saving for the future, or living for today?   Should extra income go into retirement, or savings? Should every left over cent go […]

Being an Alaskan Wife

Along with being an Oilfield Wife I am also an Alaskan Wife, or what I like to refer to as a NOW (Northern Oilfield Wife).  In some ways, Alaska is just like everywhere else. We live in a normal house – not a cabin in the woods without indoor plumbing (although there are plenty of […]

Invisible Diseases

I’ll admit, I’m not a very sympathetic person when it comes to invisible diseases. Or at least that’s how I used to be. When I’d hear people were suffering from chronic pain, fibromyalgia, depression…..anything that I couldn’t “see”…I’d inwardly roll my eyes and think, “Take an aspirin and quit complaining”.  Well that was before I became […]

My kids are driving me nuts!

I love my kids. I live for my kids. A day never goes by that I am not truly thankful for the opportunity to be a stay at home mom. What a blessing it is! I cannot stress enough how thankful I am for this life. Now, after that nice little disclaimer, I just gotta […]

How to Raise Balanced Children

Balance is a tricky thing. Being moms, one thing we all strive for is balanced kids. One thing I struggle with, or at least am conscience of, is not wanting to my kids to have an unrealistic view of themselves.  Yes, I want them to have high self esteem, and I want them to believe […]

Thirty-Something

I have a birthday coming up (which is not quite as exciting as it used to be.) Time keeps marching on whether we’re ready for what comes next or not. I don’t usually feel “old”,  grown-up yes, but not old.  However, as I  face another birthday it does make me reflect. I am in my […]

Oilfield Cafe: Super Fast, Super Easy, Super Quesadillas

When my Hot Oil Man is gone, I don’t like to spend too much time in the kitchen.  Actually, between home school, housework, the kids’ extracurriculars and everything else going on, I just don’t have time to spend in the kitchen. When dinner sneaks up on me and I need something quick (quick and kid […]

Making Resolutions

I don’t usually do new Year’s resolutions. I think they are dumb. Well, at least mine are. But there are some  things I’d like to work on so I’m thinking if I  list them, all of you can hold me accountable and I’ll be more likely to follow through. Here goes…. 1. I will exercise […]

6 Things I Hate About Being an Oilfield Wife

There’s no other lifestyle quite like being an Oilfield wife. It’s a love/hate relationship.  You love the oilfield….and hate it at the same time. I prefer to focus on the positives and the things I love.  The pros of the oilfield definitely outweigh the cons. But there are some negatives, too. They are the things […]