5 Tips For A Great Vacation

  Oilfield families seem to always be on the go whether it’s moving, visiting our husbands or taking a vacation and with summer approaching many of us no doubt planning our summer excursions right now. Here are a few of my favorite tips for travel from my own personal experiences. Get a AAA membership. I […]

The LOVE Of An Oilfield Daddy’s Girl

  There is no denying the special bond between a father and his daughter and in our family it is no different. Our daughter has been a Daddy’s girl since day one, but over the past three and a half years I have slowly watched her become an oilfield (OF) Daddy’s girl. Even as a […]

Disneyland Or San Diego?

    My latest project has been to plan a family vacation for my husband, daughter, and myself. One of the biggest struggles about being a working oilfield wife (OFW) is that when he is on days off, if we are going to do any type of trip or out of town traveling I have […]

In the Thick of It

It’s strange to think about how we’re in the middle of a moment in time, we rarely think about how important that moment might be. As we go about our daily lives, it’s hard to remove ourselves, take a step back, and know that we’ll look back on that time with great fondness. Tim and […]

WHY? Because I Love Him

For my New Year I want a healthier oilfield man (OFM)! Our oilfield guys seem to have all kinds of crazy habits that they either pick up in the field from someone else or develop all on their own to keep them going, but none the less these habits are not all health conscience. I […]


  I am always on the hunt for the “Next Best Thing” when it comes to beauty treatments! Living in Western Colorado where it is dry every month of the year, no matter what season, I am especially curious about ways to keep my hair and skin from drying up and blowing away all together! […]

Thankful: Keeping Christmas Well

I’m thankful for the genuine friendship of my friend Vanessa. Even though we live almost 2,000 miles away from each other, I know that I can count on her anytime, day or night, and that she’ll always be real with me. I’m thankful that there are people who care. Whether they are holiday bell ringers, […]

What! A Bigger Paycheck??!!

  If it is one thing I have learned being an Oilfield Wife (OFW), it is that I absolutely dread taxes. I dread seeing my husband’s pay stub and the amount of money we pay in taxes every two weeks. I dread filing taxes every spring. I dread filing taxes in multiple states because of […]

Keep Your Metabolism Running

The day I gave birth to our daughter, Aug 3rd, 2009, I weighed 197 pounds. I remember standing in the bathroom in my hospital room and trying to hold back the tears. Tears of joy, of course,  because I was about to meet my precious baby, but also tears of sorrow looking at the scale […]

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 […]