Traveling With Children

I know I’ve already talked about the trips that my family plans to make this summer and that Chelsea has given us some great tips for traveling, but it’s a theme that keeps popping into my head. As our family of four gears up for a 15+ hour drive to Louisiana (in a Fiesta, no less), […]

5 Tips For A Great Vacation

  Oilfield families seem to always be on the go whether it’s moving, visiting our husbands or taking a vacation and with summer approaching many of us no doubt planning our summer excursions right now. Here are a few of my favorite tips for travel from my own personal experiences. Get a AAA membership. I […]

To Go Back To Work Or Not To Go Back To Work?

It’s been nearly a year since I made the decision to stay home with my son and homeschool. I thought by now I would be adjusted to this new lifestyle, but lately I’ve found myself questioning my decision. This insecure feeling has no doubt been compounded by the fact that at 7 months pregnant there […]

Family Blues

One negative aspect about being an oilfield wife is the “Family Blues” – being away from family.  Not just being away from your husband/significant other (although that is another drawback, of course I miss my Hot Oil Man when he’s at work) but I mean being away from the rest of your family.  If you’ve […]

The LOVE Of An Oilfield Daddy’s Girl

  There is no denying the special bond between a father and his daughter and in our family it is no different. Our daughter has been a Daddy’s girl since day one, but over the past three and a half years I have slowly watched her become an oilfield (OF) Daddy’s girl. Even as a […]

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 […]

6 Tips For Choosing A Camper Lot

  The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, it seems that spring has officially begun and as things begin to warm up in North Dakota many families are considering pulling up roots and heading to the Bakken oilfield to look for work. Some families will be lucky enough to be provided housing by the […]

Being Strong

I met a woman a few weeks back who has absolutely zero experience dealing with the oilfield. Her boyfriend lives close by and they see each other every single day. Her boyfriend, who served in the Army with Hubby, was picking Hubby’s mind about working in the oilfield. I wasn’t surprised at all when she […]

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 […]

Disneyland Or San Diego?

    My latest project has been to plan a family vacation for my husband, daughter, and myself. One of the biggest struggles about being a working oilfield wife (OFW) is that when he is on days off, if we are going to do any type of trip or out of town traveling I have […]