Keeping Life Organized

I don’t know about y’all, but my life can get pretty hectic. Most days consist of homework, cleaning, taking care of the kids and dogs, cleaning, cleaning, and did I mention cleaning? If I don’t make a list of what I need to do, 9 times of 10, it won’t get done. I suffer from […]

My (Ever-Changing) Top Ten Favorite Things

  This is my version of Oprah’s favorite things – a list of new products, home remedies, and wonderful goodies that every ROW should know about. (Please comment about your favorite things!! I’ll do this on a semi-regular basis and I’d love to use your ideas on the next post.) 10. Muller Yogurt. This is my […]

Becoming a Frugal Momma: Meal Planning

Many people operate under the assumption that if you are oilfield, then you must be filthy rich. Well, here’s a newsflash: My husband is filthy most of the time he is at work, but we are no where near rich. We brought along all of our previous debt, minus one full-time income, plus a newborn […]

5 Free Fixes for the Mid-Hitch Blues

I’m finally sitting down to write this post — 3 days later than I intended — and tonight was a difficult night. It started well: I threw together some Crock Pot Teriyaki pork chops for the little one and myself. Our little bird ate an entire pork chop, then asked for more! She cleared her […]

Holiday Blues NO MORE!

Hi all! First and foremost I want to wish our sweet, beautiful, insanely brilliant daughter a HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Tomorrow on August 3rd, Riley turns three! Now, not to get all emotional on everyone, but this is a big deal! (Insert drum roll here….)  Not only is this Riley’s “Golden Birthday” but this birthday will […]

College Savings Tips & Ideas

The reality of paying for our children’s college, in my opinion, can be one of the most stressful things any parent will ever experience. Our daughter will be turning three in two weeks and it seems lately that the question on everyone’s mind is when we are having another child. Though we would love to […]

Wrangling the Roughneck Rumor Mill

Workplace rumors can be incredibly destructive. It doesn’t really matter what the rumors are about — management, company operations, other employees, layoffs — they generally spread quickly. And let’s face it, oilfield men can be just as bad as oilfield wives when it comes to spreading juicy tidbits that may or may not be true. […]

The Working Mommy Menu

Being an oilfield wife and juggling a full-time job, makes mealtime nothing less than creative and challenging especially when you are a mommy too! I will be the first to admit, when Daddy is away at the rig, I am 100% guilty of nights when cereal is what’s for dinner, popcorn is the main course, […]

Sweet Summertime

I don’t know about your corner of the world, but it seems that spring was painfully short here in North Carolina and that we have been thrust right into summer. The colleges and universities have already let out for the academic year with public schools not far behind. Pretty soon, lots of frazzled mommas will […]

I Just Want to Sleep!

As I’m writing this, I have already had one cup of coffee and sorely need another. My eyes are heavy and I probably look like death warmed over. I have insomnia to thank for the lovely bags under my eyes and the complete inability to get just about anything done during the day. Oh, and […]