Anyone have an Oilfield Dictionary I Could Borrow?

Hubby has officially been a roughneck for three months now and I am only slightly closer to understanding what he does than I was back in October. It’s not that he hasn’t tried to educate me, it’s just that there is so much to learn. I’m from North Carolina where the oil and gas industry […]

I Will Survive! Taking Long-Distance Marriage One Day at a Time

Shortly after our engagement, my fiance told me he found a great job. I was excited! How could I not be? I was still in college, and he, not long out of the Army, had been trying to find a job he enjoyed. When he told me he’d be working 5 hours away, I wasn’t […]

You Know You Are a Real Oilfield Wife When…

You Know You Are a Real Oilfield Wife When… You have to blow dust off your razor the day before your husband is due home… it’s been THAT long since you shaved your legs. In North Dakota and Canada, we also keep the leg hair long for warmth during the long winters. Right? You go […]

Whoa, {Stay-at-Home} Momma!

I have worked without a major break for the last ten years. If I was in school I worked part time, otherwise, I’ve been a full time employee. Until now. With hubby’s income and the rising cost of child care, we have made the decision that I will be a stay at home mom until […]

What is a Roughneck?

“What is a roughneck?” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this question over the past 8 years. “My husband is a driller on an oil rig,” I reply. “Ohhhhhh …” Then, a blank stare. “Have you ever seen Armageddon?” I ask. “YEAH!” Lightbulb. Usually, I just leave it at that. Only those […]

All I Want For Christmas Is Daddy

My nine year old son has his school Christmas program tonight, and this year he’s playing in the starring role…the man in white…the hero! For months he’s had twice weekly play practice, we’ve been listening to his songs in the car (over and over and OMG over), and he’s been strumming his ukulele in preparation […]

12 Sure Signs That Your Husband’s Hitch Is Almost Over

Sure Signs That Your Husband’s Hitch Is Almost Over He texts you a countdown every morning. 5 more days, 4 more days, 3 more days… Your response to every text from him says either, “HURRY! The kids are driving me CRAZY!” or “HURRY! I don’t know how much longer I can do this!” Your legs […]

Casting Call for Oil Field Wives

LOS ANGELES TELEVISION PRODUCTION COMPANY SEARCHING FOR OIL FIELD WIVES.   Santa Monica, December 07, 2012 – Producers at CrashHat Entertainment are currently casting for a new reality series that follows the wives of men who work in the oil fields. Is your husband gone for weeks or months at a time working in the […]

12 Ways to Survive When You and Your Man Are Butting Heads

As oilfield wives, we have a different sort of lifestyle than most people are used to. We are alone for days, weeks, or even months on end. You know what that means… aside from watching soap operas, eating truffles, not shaving our legs and shopping online, of course. It means we do things OUR WAY. […]

11 Holiday Gifts That Your Baby or Toddler Will Love!

The holidays are just around the corner, and if you haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet, now is the time! Today, we’re sharing the best gifts for your baby or toddler this season. And trust me, I know my stuff. I’ve had a kid or five in my time. Jumbo Magneatos by Guidecraft – I […]