What if He Falls in Love?

This question is, unfortunately, asked frequently. Women wondering if their hardworking man is cheating, ready to leave, or has fallen in love with someone else. Each situation different, but eerily similar, and each heartbreaking to read. Each story starts by noticing a change in him. He’s short on the phone and calling less often. He […]

Sometimes When You’re Gone

It is funny, sometimes, what you learn about yourself when you’re alone for long periods of time. Like going to a movie by yourself, or having dinner in a restaurant solo. Neither of which I’ve tried yet, but I fully intend to do so…one day. I can imagine you’d learn quite a lot about who […]

The Best Example of Self Sufficient is an Oilfield Wife

  As many of you know I was a little MIA last week! In addition to wearing the hat of a working mommy and oilfield wife (OFW), I was also a Power Of Attorney last week for my oilfield man (OFM). The time restraints and unknown schedule of this lifestyle always makes any big life events […]

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 […]

I Love Being An Oilfield Wife BECAUSE……

  All too often I think I dwell more on the bad and sometimes forget about all the good that comes along with being an oilfield wife (OFW). If my husband were to hear me say this he would say “Honey, you’re a woman!” and give me that playful grin, but seriously sometimes I forget […]

An Extraordinarily Ordinary Christmas

I have work to do. Unfinished blog post drafts. Christmas presents to wrap. Christmas presents to buy. I’ve hardly blogged at all this month, and I actually went 48 hours without posting a picture to Instagram. I don’t care to admit how many emails I need to send … reply to … And you know […]

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. […]

“Blue-Collar” Blessings

I can’t even tell you the number of times I’ve had people make a big deal out of the fact that my husband doesn’t have a college degree. Almost always I hear, “What if something happens? What if he gets injured? Or fired?” When I was in graduate school, disclosure of this fact often earned […]

I Miss Daddy!

  When Hubby started in the oilfield last year, our daughter wasn’t really phased by his absence. I’m not sure if she just didn’t notice it or if she was just used to Daddy being gone whenever the Army dragged him away. That has all changed with the last couple of months. The last two times […]

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 […]