Help! I need somebody! (Not just anybody!)

While there is no doubt that oilfield wives are a tough, resourceful, independent lot, every once in a while we need a little help around the house or around the yard.  While I am pretty handy with many things like basic electrical and plumbing repair, there are other things that I simply can’t manage on […]

In the Thick of It

It’s strange to think about how we’re in the middle of a moment in time, we rarely think about how important that moment might be. As we go about our daily lives, it’s hard to remove ourselves, take a step back, and know that we’ll look back on that time with great fondness. Tim and […]

De-Stress & Manifest Your New Year’s Resolutions

You’ve made your yearly New Year’s resolutions and rung in the new year and now it’s time to make those resolutions into reality. The following is a 3 step plan for manifesting your goals that I devised based on my own experiences. Last year I finally got my life coach certification and I am hoping […]

Let’s Talk Trains!

As I am sitting here writing this my dear husband is sleeping soundly in our bedroom after making the long trip home. This is only the second time he has been home since October 2012 and I am so grateful that he got the chance to come home for the holidays this year since last year we […]

Thankful: Keeping Christmas Well

I’m thankful for the genuine friendship of my friend Vanessa. Even though we live almost 2,000 miles away from each other, I know that I can count on her anytime, day or night, and that she’ll always be real with me. I’m thankful that there are people who care. Whether they are holiday bell ringers, […]

Do I make a difference?

It’s easy to feel purposeful when you are doing big things, important things, charitable things…going on a foreign missions trip, delivering holiday food baskets to the needy, volunteering as a big brother/big sister….but what about during the everyday tasks? It’s hard to feel important while folding laundry, shoveling snow, and loading the dishwasher. Some days […]

What! A Bigger Paycheck??!!

  If it is one thing I have learned being an Oilfield Wife (OFW), it is that I absolutely dread taxes. I dread seeing my husband’s pay stub and the amount of money we pay in taxes every two weeks. I dread filing taxes every spring. I dread filing taxes in multiple states because of […]

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s an Oilfield super-mom!

Moms are amazing.  How we keep it all together literally blows my mind.  There isn’t a single second of the day that I am not multi-tasking, even if it looks like I’m doing nothing I actually have schedules, lesson plans, and to-do  lists running through my mind.  All the time.  I have days when I […]

5 Life Lessons I learned from my Kids

  As a parent I try to impart wisdom upon my children daily with my “life lessons”.  But I think  I might actually learn more from them, than they learn from me.  They are so honest with themselves, but somewhere along the way of becoming an adult I think I lost this innocence.  So here […]

We’re All In This Together

I had originally planned to write this post about the fact that our family has recently passed our one year anniversary as an oilfield family and was going to enumerate all of the things that I had learned this year. However, after an incident here at the camper lot today I want to talk about […]