The Candid Oilfield Wife {Part 2}: The Arrival

Recently, I wrote about the feelings and thoughts I experience during the 14-day countdown to Oilfield Man’s departure. I was hesitant to do so, as I know my OFM will be reading this, and sometimes I prefer to keep my thoughts to myself. Not this time! This is something we share as Oilfield Wives and […]

Taking a Sick Day

I just love that commercial on TV where someone knocks on the door, leans in with their runny Rudolf nose and says “Bob, I’m sorry, but I need to take a sick day tomorrow” and the camera cuts to Bob who is an adorable toddler looking at their parent like the parent has lost their […]

The Secret Lives of Oilfield Wives

I’m going to take a moment and clear up a few things.  A question that every single oilfield wife gets is, “what on earth to you DO when your husband is away for weeks at a time?”  There are some misconceptions about the trouble we are getting into while our men are away.  Today, I […]

The Oilfield Slump

I’m having a rough hitch. We just got back from vacation (a wonderful, dream come true vacation) and transitioning back into real life has been tough. The kids are having a hard time focusing on school and getting back in the groove of things. I’m having a hard time catching up on everything (bills, errands, […]

Does It Ever Get Easier?

I see a lot of oilfield wives ask the same question: Does it ever get easier? Many women say it doesn’t. Some say it doesn’t get easier, we just get stronger. I’d agree with that, but I do think it gets easier. Today we are two weeks into a 4 week hitch and we are […]

A Stay-at-Home Mom’s Guide to Space Saver Bags

I recently decided that since I’m now a stay-at-home mom, I should have closets that reflect my new station in life.  I thought those space saver vacuum bags looked like a fairly affordable way to achieve this. The following is my personal experience. Step 1:  Choose the correct size for the items you wish to […]

Oilfield Cafe – Oreo Layer Pie

“Chocolate Lasagna”, “No Bake Layer Cake”….there are many names for this dessert.  And there are about as many different varieties as there are names. (You can’t really go wrong with any dessert that is layers of Oreos, pudding and cream cheese).  I like this one because it’s sooooo incredibly quick and easy, and it requires […]

My True Calling – Being an Oilfield Mom

Time is going too fast. My kids are growing up so quickly that I wish I could slow down the clock.  I’m thankful that I get to be a stay at home Oilfield wife because time may be flying by at warp speed, but at least I get to make the most of each and […]

Voices of the Oilfield

As an Oilfield Wife I need a support system, and it helps to have friends/family who have been through the same things I’m going through. I’m lucky that there are so many other OF wives in my life. I thought it would be helpful to hear advice  from 4 different women – not just me. […]

Learning to Be a Stay-at-Home Mom

I haven’t had many different jobs in my life, but I’ve always worked.  When my oilfield man took the job this past June, I’d been technically unemployed for 3 months.  I felt so guilty to not be contributing monetarily, though I was happy to finally be with my kids.  I thought being a stay-at-home mom […]