Links to Start Your Week

Happy Monday! The internet is a huuuuuuuge place, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve caught myself saying, “I can’t believe I missed that!” or “I can’t believe I’ve never seen so-and-so’s blog before!” So, to kick start your week, I wanted to share some of the links I collected over the weekend. […]

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. […]

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 […]

On Being a Roadtripping ROW

I’m used to driving. I went to college about 4 hours north of where my family lived at the time, so once a month or so, I’d make the drive south to see my parents and sisters. I always looked forward to the drive — I could think, if I wanted to, or not think. […]

My (Ever-Changing) Top Ten Favorite Things

  This is my version of Oprah’s favorite things – a list of new products, home remedies, and wonderful goodies that every ROW should know about. (Please comment about your favorite things!! I’ll do this on a semi-regular basis and I’d love to use your ideas on the next post.) 10. Muller Yogurt. This is my […]

5 Free Fixes for the Mid-Hitch Blues

I’m finally sitting down to write this post — 3 days later than I intended — and tonight was a difficult night. It started well: I threw together some Crock Pot Teriyaki pork chops for the little one and myself. Our little bird ate an entire pork chop, then asked for more! She cleared her […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Care and Keeping of Your Oilfield Home {Part 4 of 4}

So, we’ve come to the end of our series. (“Finally!” some of you are thinking.) But today, I don’t want to talk to you about money, or boring paperwork, or maintenance. Today, I want to put the focus on something that tugs on your heartstrings, that sometimes makes you wonder if this life is the […]