Celebrating Mother’s Day

(That’s my mom, Brenda, in the image above. Hi, Mom!) I talk to my mom just about every day. Ever since I can remember, she has been my best friend, confidant, and part-time therapist. Through scraped knees and broken hearts, my mom has been there through it all. My mom is the reason I am […]

ROW Book Club- May

  It’s May (Already?!) and it’s time for our new book club selection! I hope you enjoyed last month’s book and are participating in the discussion going on in the book club group. Here is the Amazon summary for this month’s selection: A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy: Stoneybridge is a small town on […]

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 […]

“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 […]

ROW Book Club

Most of you probably do not know that I worked for the Cumberland County Public Library system prior to becoming a stay-at-home oilfield wife. One thing I miss about working at the library is finding a good book and being able to discuss it with my fellow book-loving co-workers. So, I thought we should start our own […]

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 […]

Staying Connected With Your Oilfield Man

  By the end of 2013, Hubby will have spent 6 months at home and 6 months at work. (My heart goes out to the ladies that get even less time with their men!) With so much time spent a part, finding ways to communicate and keep our bond strong is one of my top […]

Alternate Realities

As a rule, I generally avoid reality TV programs. Let’s face it, a good portion of them seem scripted and overly dramatic (think WWE wrestling and just about every repo show out there). It also seems like they will make a show about anything these days. (Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, anyone?) However, for reasons […]

10 Things NOT to Say to an Oilfield Wife

10 Things NOT to Say to an Oilfield Wife 1. “Oh. He works in oil …?” This is usually followed by unsolicited environmental or political opinions. Sooo, lemme just stop you right there. Unless I ask you for your opinion, please don’t give it. Personally, I love a good debate, and (surprise!) I may actually […]

Hello, My Name Is…

Good morning, ladies! Real Oilfield Wives has been going strong for three months now, and I figure it’s time we get to know each other a bit more. I’ve put together a fun little questionnaire for all of us oilfield wives and girlfriends to answer! Leave your answers in the comments below. It’s all in […]