…but she is fat

I was having a conversation with my mother, it went something like this: “I ran into my old friend at the convention,” my mom continues, “she said her daughter is doing well, but she weighs (insert weight that many beautiful woman weigh here) and is a bigger girl.” I was horrified.  Why on earth did […]

The Hardest Part of Parenting

It’s hard to be a mom. I struggle with patience. Daily. I’m sure all mom’s do. I do have fantastic days where everything went smoothly – I gave my all, I was easy-going, I made school fun, I cooked great meals, I didn’t lose my temper, I had great life-lessons to share –  and I […]

The Oilfield Slump

I’m having a rough hitch. We just got back from vacation (a wonderful, dream come true vacation) and transitioning back into real life has been tough. The kids are having a hard time focusing on school and getting back in the groove of things. I’m having a hard time catching up on everything (bills, errands, […]

Warning: Low Love Tank

Oilman won’t let me forget it.  When we first started dating I got angry and threw a lime at his face.  It was a wedge of lime from my bottle of Dos Equis.  Don’t worry, I was the worst player on my softball team as a child and no one was harmed in the lime […]

I Will Just Start Tomorrow…

This is the year I get healthy and look smoking hot in a bikini.  I start today! Now that I think about it… It is New Year’s Day and I’m still hung-over from the night before and fried chicken sounds good.  It is no problem if I start tomorrow, right? I was going to start […]

Oilfield Cafe – Oreo Layer Pie

“Chocolate Lasagna”, “No Bake Layer Cake”….there are many names for this dessert.  And there are about as many different varieties as there are names. (You can’t really go wrong with any dessert that is layers of Oreos, pudding and cream cheese).  I like this one because it’s sooooo incredibly quick and easy, and it requires […]

Preparing Your Home for Sale

For some of you, oil is in your blood.  You have grown up around it and many family members are in it, it is simply what you know.  Real estate is like that for me.  As a child, it was Saturday mornings at Home Depot so my Dad could repair something at his rental property. […]

My True Calling – Being an Oilfield Mom

Time is going too fast. My kids are growing up so quickly that I wish I could slow down the clock.  I’m thankful that I get to be a stay at home Oilfield wife because time may be flying by at warp speed, but at least I get to make the most of each and […]

Let’s Get Real

I’m not sure if “The Real World” from MTV is even on anymore, I believe I’ve moved out of the prime demographic for MTV.  Nonetheless, I’m reminded of the tagline from the show, “… Find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real.”  I would like to change that to, find […]

Voices of the Oilfield

As an Oilfield Wife I need a support system, and it helps to have friends/family who have been through the same things I’m going through. I’m lucky that there are so many other OF wives in my life. I thought it would be helpful to hear advice  from 4 different women – not just me. […]