Keep Your Metabolism Running

The day I gave birth to our daughter, Aug 3rd, 2009, I weighed 197 pounds. I remember standing in the bathroom in my hospital room and trying to hold back the tears. Tears of joy, of course,  because I was about to meet my precious baby, but also tears of sorrow looking at the scale […]

FLU Season Is Here

  With the cooler weather also comes more frequent illness. I do not know about everyone else, but it seems that our toddler only gets sick when her Daddy is on his hitch, leaving me, myself, and I as the only option to help her get better.  A sick kiddo is one particular area where […]

The Truth about Homeschool

We are in our second year of homeschooling.  I never intended on homeschooling, and even though I never planned on it, homeschooling has been wonderful and I am so glad we have this opportunity.  I am not a homeschool nazi though.  I don’t want to come across as anti-public school. I think public schooling can be wonderful, […]

Staple Pieces For Every Oilfield Wife

Standing in line at the grocery store lately, I cannot help but notice all the adorable new fall fashions plastering the cover of every magazine. This year, I love the rich plums, shades of rusty orange, and my newest favorite flannel! Season and style are obvious contributing factors to my closet, but being a working […]

7 Not So Fabulous Things About Living In An Oilfield Camper

  As promised, here is the second part of my post series on the great and not so great things about living in a camper in the oilfield. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love being able to be here with Jacob and as I mentioned in my previous post there are some really awesome […]

Pre-School Perks

  Since I am a working oilfield wife, our child is in both daycare and also attends a pre-school. When my husband is on his hitch, our daughter, Riley, goes to pre-school three mornings a week and the remainder of the days she goes to an in home daycare. When my husband is home, our […]

Less-Distracted Living

Some of you are already going on about fall — taking your favorite boots out of the closet, maybe indulging in those pumpkin-spice coffee drinks everyone loves to rave about. And though fall doesn’t officially start until the 22nd, and it’s still in the 90s here in Colorado, I’ve caught a bit of the autumn […]

Home Sweet Smelling Home

  Being a working oilfield wife, I do not always have the cleanest of homes. Sometimes it is hard to keep up with kids, pets, dishes, laundry, and all those other little chores that can not only make the house look dirty, but smell unpleasant as well. One of the newest, greatest Pinterest addictions for […]

7 Rules for Healthy Oilfield Relationships

Being an Oilfield wife is not easy. It can be stressful dealing with the difficult schedules of our Oilfield Men.  The following are 7 rules that I believe are necessary to maintain a good relationship while dealing with the pressures of an oilfield marriage. 1. Do not resent your husband for leaving.  Ever.  It is not easy […]

Becoming a Frugal Momma: Fitness on a Dime

Alright y’all. This Oilfield Wife is on a diet. Well, I won’t say diet. I’ve learned that diet is an evil word. One that actually scares me. What I am really doing is trying to get back to the healthy lifestyle that I had settled into before my second pregnancy. Before Justin was born last […]