Just Waiting On Baby…

I’d hoped that today’s post was going to be dedicated to telling you that our new baby girl had finally arrived. Unfortunately, that is not the case. As anyone who has ever waiting on a new baby to arrive into the world knows, new babies do not care a thing for our plans and schedules […]

The Different Types of Soccer Moms

The definition of a soccer mom is a mom whose life is controlled by soccer. Her weekdays are spent at practices, weekends are spent at games, and any “free” time in between is spent loading/unloading gear, washing uniforms, and packing snacks.  There’s also tournaments and skills camps, plus hours of driving thrown into the mix […]

8 Ways to Help a Family With a Sick Child

I’ve always tried to be supportive of people who are going through hard times and facing a medical crisis, whether it be cancer or something else. I’ve organized benefit dinners, donated to strangers fundraising accounts to help with their medical bills, and offered my help many times to other families in need. Then, at the […]

I need a break from Summer Break!

I thought “Summer Beak” meant that you get a break. But apparently I was wrong.   At least moms don’t get breaks.  My family has been super duper busy. Every day. Every single day. Between horse camp, swimming lessons, library summer reading program, play-dates at the park, going on school field trips…it simply doesn’t end! […]

My Little Girl

You’re beautiful baby from the outside in Chase your dreams but always know the road That’ll lead you home again Go on, take on this whole world But to me you know you’ll always be, my little girl ~Tim McGraw- My Little Girl When our daughter was born in 2009, my entire world changed. I […]

I’m Scared and I Want My Husband!

I’d hoped to follow up my post about travel from last week with a post about what to take in your first aid travel kit. Unfortunately, there has been a lot going on and this the past week has been a blur of midwife, chiropractor and acupuncture appointments interspersed with trying every trick known to man […]

It’s time to Let Go…of Frozen

There’s an epidemic going around…..it’s called FROZEN!  I like ‘Frozen’ as much as the next guy, but I have to admit I am sick and tired of it.  I always enjoy the Disney Princess movies, more than any of their other animated movies, but if I have to hear the songs from Frozen one more […]

Family Blues

One negative aspect about being an oilfield wife is the “Family Blues” – being away from family.  Not just being away from your husband/significant other (although that is another drawback, of course I miss my Hot Oil Man when he’s at work) but I mean being away from the rest of your family.  If you’ve […]

Kids say the Darndest Stuff

My kids. Oh my goodness, they are entertaining. Here are a few of their  recent “funnies”…. Son (just turned 6) runs downstairs in nothing but his briefs on the morning of his birthday and yells, “It’s my birthday…so I’m going to wear my birthday suit!” Daughter (8 yrs old) runs to me all upset, “MOM! […]

My kids are driving me nuts!

I love my kids. I live for my kids. A day never goes by that I am not truly thankful for the opportunity to be a stay at home mom. What a blessing it is! I cannot stress enough how thankful I am for this life. Now, after that nice little disclaimer, I just gotta […]