Home School Questions

I love homeschooling. It has been a wonderful surprise –  something that I never planned on doing. (I’ve learned some of life’s best things are the ones that weren’t “planned”.) It’s no secret that part of the reason we moved to Alaska was for the great public schools …. well, that didn’t exactly pan out […]

Hush, Hush

My son was shunned at school today. Ok, so maybe that’s not ENTIRELY true. Maybe I’m being an over reactive mama bear, but he WAS shushed.  In front of the whole class.  For talking about something that is very much a part of our family life. It was the first day after Christmas vacation.  All […]

Labels

I feel like I am constantly being labeled. Why do we have to put people into groups? And why do the worst “members” of the group seem to determine the reputation for everyone?  If you look for bad, you will find it- in any group, whether that group is the oilfield,  political leaders, or even […]

Back to School?

  If you’ve been reading my past few posts you know that our family has been going through a lot of changes. Now it looks like we may be adding one more change to the mix. We’ve been considering giving up homeschooling and sending our son to the local Waldorf school. I have some mixed […]

The Oilfield Parent Balancing Act

I should have known better. My husband is home for the week and I thought that maybe just one day free of a schedule and rules might be okay. I was wrong. And it ended in a colossal meltdown. Lesson learned. For many oilfield wives finding a balance between parenting when our husbands are away […]

The back-to-school Funk

It’s that time of year again…..time to get ready for another school year.  As I’ve mentioned before, this is my favorite time of year. I love fall and I LOVE the anticipation of back to school. I like the transition and the excitement. Everything seems “new”.  It’s a change in seasons, change in weather, and […]

Five December Days to Remember

  Can you believe December is already in full swing? I sure can’t! But here it is with all its hustle and bustle and here I am still getting used to living in a house again and working on getting back into a routine with our homeschool lessons. We are using a Waldorf-inspired curriculum this […]

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 […]

The Truth about Homeschool

We are in our second year of homeschooling.  I never intended on homeschooling, and even though I never planned on it, homeschooling has been wonderful and I am so glad we have this opportunity.  I am not a homeschool nazi though.  I don’t want to come across as anti-public school. I think public schooling can be wonderful, […]

Fall back into School

  I love Fall.  Although most of you in the lower 48 probably have another month or two left of summer, those of us up here in the north are saying good-bye to summer and getting ready for Fall.  I like all the seasons, but Fall is my favorite.   It’s is the most exciting […]