Who Wrote This?!

“This study has a weak external validity. There was a small sample size of students that were not randomly selected; therefore, the results of this study cannot be generalized for all persons. The fact that the control group was not stopped from using their own strategy for remembering the words they were asked to memorize […]

No Fear.

I am a frightened child, cowering in the dark, although you’d never know that from the outside looking in. It has taken years of practice, countless tries and failures, but for the most part I have soothed that scared little girl into at least acting like a grown woman. On the outside, I present a […]

I Hope You Know

I don’t know if it is the sweet holiday season, or the fact that I’ve been a stay-at-home-mom for almost a full year now, or if it has finally hit me how quickly my baby girl is growing up, but I’ve found myself in a sentimental state lately that I can’t seem to shake. Maybe […]

Oilfield Thankfulness

Something to be thankful for… I am thankful for this wonderful, crazy, stressful, exciting Oilfield Life. It has its ups and downs, but overall the oilfield has provided my family with a great life. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’m going to list some things that I am thankful for. 1. I’m thankful for my […]

Daddy’s at Work

Today is June 4th, and Hubby has been gone for 4 days of our very first hitch of 7 weeks and already I’m questioning the sanity of this decision.  Not like we had an abundance of options. OFM’s boss could only scrape together an average of 10 hours a week for him and despite the […]

Keeping Christmas Under Control

I am guilty of going completely overboard at Holidays. Primarily Christmas. I have already started Christmas shopping…..in fact, I try to be done by Halloween.  I have been known to get WAY too many presents for my kids. Like they could open one every day in December and still have some left over.  As they […]

Blended Families and the Oilfield

This oilfield life we’ve chosen isn’t always easy. Some days it can be downright challenging. On the flip side, it also has many rewards. I believe the harder the challenges, the greater the reward. That’s what makes being part of an oilfield family so worthwhile. Having a blended family is similar; extremely challenging yet, richly […]

An Alaskan Adventure

Tomorrow I drop my husband off at the airport and won’t see him again for 6 weeks.  Maybe 7.  We aren’t entirely sure.  He is starting his new job in Alaska on the North Slope. Oilfield stuff. Electrical oilfield stuff to be exact as he’s an Electrician.  Frankly, I don’t really know what he’ll be […]

Oilfield Infertility

Ladies, I’m penning a new medical term today.  First, you must know that my background includes zero medical schooling or experience. Obviously, I’m a good choice to be creating my own medical terminology. My new term:  Oilfield Infertility. Oilfield Infertility:  where one struggles to get pregnant while husband is in the oilfield.  Primary difficulty is […]

Not enough hours in the day

As a stay at home Oilfield wife, I suffer from “not-enough-hours-in-the-day-itis”. When my husband is gone I feel like I am busy from the time I wake up until the time I fall into bed at night. Kids, house, yard, school, errands, meals, shopping, dogs, laundry…..I feel like I can’t keep up with everything. I’m […]