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 […]

On Being a Roadtripping ROW

I’m used to driving. I went to college about 4 hours north of where my family lived at the time, so once a month or so, I’d make the drive south to see my parents and sisters. I always looked forward to the drive — I could think, if I wanted to, or not think. […]

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 […]

Fall back into School

  I love Fall.  Although most of you in the lower 48 probably have another month or two left of summer, those of us up here in the north are saying good-bye to summer and getting ready for Fall.  I like all the seasons, but Fall is my favorite.   It’s is the most exciting […]

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 […]

Faith, Family, and the Last Frontier

The oilfield is a major component of our lives, right after our faith and our family. Not only has it helped shape who we are, but it has also brought us to where we are. My husband (who I refer to as my Hot Oil Man) started in the OF by driving a water truck for a service company in Northern CO a few months […]

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 […]

Oilfield Camper Homeschool

  The concept of living in a camper with a child seems puzzling to a lot of folks and I find that because of this I am often asked how we are handling school for our son. The answer to the question of how to educate your children while living in a camper is a […]