The Non-Desperate Housewife

Are there really desperate housewives out there? Women that are not content with their lives, marriages, homes, husbands, relationships, etc? Being a homemaker/stay-at-home-mom/housewife is not a glamorous life, but it can still be both fun and fulfilling. Is glamour really THAT appealing? I’m happy with my comfortable, predictable life. Maybe I’m the minority, but I am […]

I Can’t Mom Today

Dear Children- Sorry boys, I know I’m a crappy person, but I can’t mom today.  I simply can’t do it. Maybe it’s the PMS, maybe it’s the phase of the moon, maybe it’s that we are only halfway through daddy’s hitch, but today I couldn’t get it together to be the mother you both need […]

Our First “Real” Birthday Party

My oldest son is about to turn 6 and is in Kindergarten.  Until now, his birthday parties were as much about the adults as they were about him because we don’t throw a lot of parties and he didn’t have many friends.  This year will be a bit different because he wants to invite most […]

The Rules: Trying to Conceive Edition

There are certain rules you must follow when trying to get pregnant, aka trying to conceive, aka TTC. You do not question the rules.  You just do them lest anyone think you are an unfit mother-to- be. Rule #1:  Find a willing partner.  Before TTC one has visions of what the baby making love will […]

I Quit

I quit being an Oilfield Wife today. As a matter of fact, I quit being an anything. I had finally had enough, threw my hands in the air, and admitted defeat. Today I stopped waiting for my husband’s presence to complete me and I found myself again. No more feeling lost when he isn’t around. […]

The End of Innocence

Every day I am blessed and challenged with the task of raising a good person that will, undoubtedly, make great contributions to this world. And every day there is a negative, self-opinionated troll out there lurking and waiting to steal her shine. This needs to stop. Immediately. In the morning, while the little one eats […]

Yellow {Makes Her Happy}

I’ve held many titles in my life thus far. Many of them were given. Some of them I worked very hard for. Most of them I prayed for. All of them I dreamed of. Well, not all of them. I was born a daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter and niece. I was then blessed with title of […]

Who Wrote This?!

“This study has a weak external validity. There was a small sample size of students that were not randomly selected; therefore, the results of this study cannot be generalized for all persons. The fact that the control group was not stopped from using their own strategy for remembering the words they were asked to memorize […]

No Fear.

I am a frightened child, cowering in the dark, although you’d never know that from the outside looking in. It has taken years of practice, countless tries and failures, but for the most part I have soothed that scared little girl into at least acting like a grown woman. On the outside, I present a […]

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 […]