5 Ways to Make and Save A Little Cash

How many of you are stay-at-home moms? How many of you raised your hand only to realize no one could actually see you? (Heh) Well, this one is for all of you SAH moms (and everyone else!) looking to boost your income. The first few months after leaving work to stay home, I felt guilty […]

I Miss Daddy!

  When Hubby started in the oilfield last year, our daughter wasn’t really phased by his absence. I’m not sure if she just didn’t notice it or if she was just used to Daddy being gone whenever the Army dragged him away. That has all changed with the last couple of months. The last two times […]

“It’s Better When We’re Together”

(Double points for anyone who realized the title is from a Jack Johnson song!) It is very hard for me to believe that at the end of this month, Hubby and I will have been married for 5 years. In those five years, I would wager we have actually spent about three together. With all […]

The Care and Keeping of Your Oilfield Home {Part 4 of 4}

So, we’ve come to the end of our series. (“Finally!” some of you are thinking.) But today, I don’t want to talk to you about money, or boring paperwork, or maintenance. Today, I want to put the focus on something that tugs on your heartstrings, that sometimes makes you wonder if this life is the […]

When “Honey, Do” Becomes “Honey, I’ll Do it Myself”

  On more than one occasion, I have read posts on the ROW Facebook page about things breaking or going wrong while the poster’s husband is on a hitch. Each time, I would shake my head and say, “Wow. That sucks.” Well, I’m sure many of you have seen my recent post on the FB […]

The Care and Keeping of Your Oilfield Home {Part 3 of 4}

Is this series making you yawn yet? Well, maybe it is. But seriously girls — this stuff is important. And today’s super-important post is about paper. Not the fun, pretty kind. The boring kind. The boring kind that keeps your lives running as smoothly as possible, though. Should (heaven forbid) something happen to you or […]

Suck It Up, Buttercup!

There’s been a lot of controversy as of late on our Facebook page regarding oilfield wives and what is perceived as whining. While maybe we do whine a little, I think most of it stems from the fact that we go for days and weeks on end with little to no adult conversations, we miss […]

The Care and Keeping of Your Oilfield Home {Part 2 of 4}

Next up in our series of tips for keeping your oilfield household running smoothly: money. That thing we all like to have lots of, and hate to talk about. (Well, most of us hate to talk about, anyway!) Do you know what the number one cause of divorce is? Yep — finances. I cannot stress […]

So You’re Moving to BoomTown, USA… Now What?

You hear about oilfield boomtowns everywhere in the media, some outlets even going so far as to compare them to a modern-day Wild West. The thought of actually moving to one of these towns can be daunting and the entire moving process can be overwhelming. Who should you talk to? Where will you go? Will […]

The Care and Keeping of Your Oilfield Home {Part 1 of 4}

So, you’re married to an oilfield man! Days on … hitch … Whatever you call your husband’s time away, chances are he’s going to be gone a lot. At home, your job is to be both mom and dad much of the time, and these duties include the practical stuff. It may not be glamorous, […]