A Simple Fall Bucket List

Here I go again with this autumn ‘stuff.’ There are some hilarious memes out there, making fun of how fall is every white girl’s favorite season; maybe it’s true! But it really is the most wonderful time of the year, to me. The crunch of the leaves under my feet, the perfect temperatures, and all […]

Pre-School Perks

  Since I am a working oilfield wife, our child is in both daycare and also attends a pre-school. When my husband is on his hitch, our daughter, Riley, goes to pre-school three mornings a week and the remainder of the days she goes to an in home daycare. When my husband is home, our […]

OilfieldTrashTalk

I had a new experience the other day. I overheard a conversation of people bashing on the oilfield. This is the first time I have experienced any sort of prejudice about the OF in my 10 years of being a ROW.   I had taken my kids to Carl’s Jr for dinner…..I’m not a big fan of […]

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 […]

Thankful Thursday

For several of the past Thursdays (well, the one’s where Hubby isn’t home) I have participated in Thankful Thursdays on my (extremely) small blog. Since today is Thursday, I thought I’d post it here instead. (Lucky you!) I’ve found that it is easy for me to get lost in all of the things that can […]

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 […]

Adjustment Period

When I became a stay-at-home mom in January, I understood that there would be an “adjustment period.” I was used to working a full-time job and then trying to take care of everything else when I got home. I thought, “I’ve got this. This will be easy.” I just have one question; When is this […]

Sweet Summertime

I don’t know about your corner of the world, but it seems that spring was painfully short here in North Carolina and that we have been thrust right into summer. The colleges and universities have already let out for the academic year with public schools not far behind. Pretty soon, lots of frazzled mommas will […]