8 Things All Kids Need To Know

Kids drive me nuts these days. (Or maybe it’s parents that drive me nuts). Many children spend more time playing on the i-pad than they do playing outside…and it shows. They aren’t learning to communicate or relate to others. Granted, every kid is going to spend some of their time in front of the TV, […]

We’re All Pinners: My Favorite Pinterest Accounts

Pinterest seems to elicit strong feelings from people — especially women. Love it vs hate it. It sets unrealistic expectations vs I get all my best ideas off of Pinterest. There are people who refuse to join (good for them!), and people who maybe need an intervention. ūüėČ I really enjoy Pinterest. I actually meal […]

Simple Living

I haven’t always been about simple living. I’m guilty of being swept up in the¬†more is more¬†mindset; blogging, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter … social media in general mostly encourages the procuring of ‘stuff’, especially the trendiest things for yourself, your home, and your kids. So many pretty things out there, aren’t there? A sweep through […]

Third Trimester Essentials

I thought it would be fun to share some of the things I’ve been loving as I settle into this third trimester of pregnancy. I mentioned it in my last post, but this pregnancy has been really different for me. I’m not sure I’m quite as tired as I was the first time around, but […]

Second Pregnancy: The Questions (and Some Answers)

When you’re pregnant, there’s no denying that you’re going to get questions — lots of them. With this, our second pregnancy, I’ve noticed that most of them stay the same, but a few new ones do get thrown in the mix. I thought I’d touch on some of them here. How are you feeling?¬†With our […]

Favorite Gifts for a New Baby

One thing that’s always booming in the oilfield world is babies. Do you feel that way, too? Right now we know a few expectant oilfield families (ourselves included), and a few oilfield couples who just welcomed new little ones into the world — and there’s nothing better than gifting incredibly cute, incredibly adorable, incredibly awesome […]

Stuck at Home

We are having a horrible ice storm here in Alaska, with the absolute worst driving conditions I’ve experienced since we moved here over two years ago. Ice storms are one of the very few things I dislike about living here. ¬†1) The Postal Service – ¬†more packages I send get lost than delivered…but that’s a […]

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s an Oilfield super-mom!

Moms are amazing. ¬†How we keep it all together literally blows my mind. ¬†There isn’t a single second of the day that I am not multi-tasking, even if it looks like I’m doing nothing I actually have schedules, lesson plans, and to-do ¬†lists running through my mind. ¬†All the time. ¬†I have days when I […]

Wholesome Halloween

Halloween is my least favorite holiday. ¬†Although we are a Christian family I’m not necessarily ¬†“anti” Halloween, but it’s just not really my thing either. ¬† I’m not a fan of the witches and ghosts, or anything that’s scary or evil. ¬†I prefer to focus more on celebrating fall….harvest, pumpkins, changing leaves, hot cider…and less […]

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, […]