3 Things Every Woman Should Know About Her House

In my time working at -and later managing- my father’s company, I learned a few things about plumbing.  I still hold a Plumbing Contractor’s License which is really the only credential I can flash at you…. and about the only thing you’d ever WANT to see me flash, but I digress. I worked in the […]

Have Some Respect

I might make some enemies by talking about this – and I don’t care. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, including me…I’m tired of seeing people out in public in their pajamas! Or their dirty sweats. “Casual” has been taken to a whole new level, a level of inappropriate. I don’t believe that women […]

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 […]

A Stay-at-Home Mom’s Guide to Space Saver Bags

I recently decided that since I’m now a stay-at-home mom, I should have closets that reflect my new station in life.  I thought those space saver vacuum bags looked like a fairly affordable way to achieve this. The following is my personal experience. Step 1:  Choose the correct size for the items you wish to […]

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. […]

Job Loss

He said, “I don’t want you to lose your head about this, but I just got laid off.”  My mind was going in a million different directions.  He continued, “We aren’t going to cry about this because we don’t have time to feel sorry for ourselves.  I need you to be strong, we are going […]

Hush, Hush

My son was shunned at school today. Ok, so maybe that’s not ENTIRELY true. Maybe I’m being an over reactive mama bear, but he WAS shushed.  In front of the whole class.  For talking about something that is very much a part of our family life. It was the first day after Christmas vacation.  All […]

Get Prepared

I think each one of us is watching oil prices as they dip lower.  The average American is excited about the low price at the pump.  Oilfield families know that low prices at the pump could mean job loss.  What scares me even more is that if the oilfield slows down, the US economy will […]

Stop Judging, Start Loving

Why do we do this to each other as women?  I’ve done it.  I’m sure you’ve done it.  We take something that has happened, put it through our own filter of personal experiences and think someone has wronged us or doesn’t understand us.  We are OFFENDED.  We are going to let them know about it. […]

Oilfield Infertility

Ladies, I’m penning a new medical term today.  First, you must know that my background includes zero medical schooling or experience. Obviously, I’m a good choice to be creating my own medical terminology. My new term:  Oilfield Infertility. Oilfield Infertility:  where one struggles to get pregnant while husband is in the oilfield.  Primary difficulty is […]