Do You “SPOIL” Your OFM On His Days Off?

  Recently I caught myself completely absorbed into a social media thread that posed the question “How Do You Spoil Your OFM When He Is Home.” I was literally in shock and amazement from some of the response. Yes, no joke, some made me laugh out loud and yet other responses made me feel like […]

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 […]

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 […]

Don’t Make Me Call Your Father!

If you’re an oilfield wife with kids, I’m almost certain you’ve had to resort to ‘Daddy threats’. Why are kids so fearful of their father’s wrath? Especially when daddy is out in the field? I mean, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve asked…..told…. screamed at my kids to do their homework….take out the trash…..feed […]

Disciplining Children From Afar

Do you tell your husband, who is hundreds or even thousands of miles away, when your kid gets a color change at school? My husband is gone Monday through Friday each week, and he’s never more than a phone call away, but for the past 6 years, I have struggled daily with whether or not […]