Five December Days to Remember

  Can you believe December is already in full swing? I sure can’t! But here it is with all its hustle and bustle and here I am still getting used to living in a house again and working on getting back into a routine with our homeschool lessons. We are using a Waldorf-inspired curriculum this […]

A Son Turns One

As the title suggests my son turned one the day before Thanksgiving. Has it really been a full year since I first said hello to Justin?   Justin Levi, 7 lbs. 15 oz, 21 inches. Momma’s little man. Yeah, it has. A year of diapers after finally getting my oldest out of them. A year […]

Making Memories

Let’s face it; being an oilfield wife means you are, basically, a single parent for a large portion of the year. With my husband not home to help, I can get overwhelmed. Between cleaning, cooking, changing diapers, homework, keeping up with my blog and writing obligations I barely have time to do much else. Sadly, […]

Stuck at Home

We are having a horrible ice storm here in Alaska, with the absolute worst driving conditions I’ve experienced since we moved here over two years ago. Ice storms are one of the very few things I dislike about living here.  1) The Postal Service –  more packages I send get lost than delivered…but that’s a […]

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s an Oilfield super-mom!

Moms are amazing.  How we keep it all together literally blows my mind.  There isn’t a single second of the day that I am not multi-tasking, even if it looks like I’m doing nothing I actually have schedules, lesson plans, and to-do  lists running through my mind.  All the time.  I have days when I […]

Wholesome Halloween

Halloween is my least favorite holiday.  Although we are a Christian family I’m not necessarily  “anti” Halloween, but it’s just not really my thing either.   I’m not a fan of the witches and ghosts, or anything that’s scary or evil.  I prefer to focus more on celebrating fall….harvest, pumpkins, changing leaves, hot cider…and less […]

5 Life Lessons I learned from my Kids

  As a parent I try to impart wisdom upon my children daily with my “life lessons”.  But I think  I might actually learn more from them, than they learn from me.  They are so honest with themselves, but somewhere along the way of becoming an adult I think I lost this innocence.  So here […]

FLU Season Is Here

  With the cooler weather also comes more frequent illness. I do not know about everyone else, but it seems that our toddler only gets sick when her Daddy is on his hitch, leaving me, myself, and I as the only option to help her get better.  A sick kiddo is one particular area where […]

The Truth about Homeschool

We are in our second year of homeschooling.  I never intended on homeschooling, and even though I never planned on it, homeschooling has been wonderful and I am so glad we have this opportunity.  I am not a homeschool nazi though.  I don’t want to come across as anti-public school. I think public schooling can be wonderful, […]

Counting Blessings

I’m usually a positive person, or at least I try to be.  I am thankful to be a part of the OF, and for the most part our experiences have been positive: good income, lots of time to “play” as a family, the adventure of a lifetime of moving to Alaska….and the list goes on. […]