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 […]

Thankful: Keeping Christmas Well

I’m thankful for the genuine friendship of my friend Vanessa. Even though we live almost 2,000 miles away from each other, I know that I can count on her anytime, day or night, and that she’ll always be real with me. I’m thankful that there are people who care. Whether they are holiday bell ringers, […]

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 […]

A Simple Fall Bucket List

Here I go again with this autumn ‘stuff.’ There are some hilarious memes out there, making fun of how fall is every white girl’s favorite season; maybe it’s true! But it really is the most wonderful time of the year, to me. The crunch of the leaves under my feet, the perfect temperatures, and all […]

Pre-School Perks

  Since I am a working oilfield wife, our child is in both daycare and also attends a pre-school. When my husband is on his hitch, our daughter, Riley, goes to pre-school three mornings a week and the remainder of the days she goes to an in home daycare. When my husband is home, our […]

5 Free Fixes for the Mid-Hitch Blues

I’m finally sitting down to write this post — 3 days later than I intended — and tonight was a difficult night. It started well: I threw together some Crock Pot Teriyaki pork chops for the little one and myself. Our little bird ate an entire pork chop, then asked for more! She cleared her […]

Keep Calm and Pray for Days Off

So, this past weekend I posted this on our Facebook page: And I was kidding. ONLY NOT REALLY. Why does all the bad shit have to happen when the husband is at work and hundreds of miles away? The day after he left for work, we got dumped on. Like, really dumped on with a […]

Managing the Kids While the Husband is Away

How many times has someone told you, “I don’t know how you do it!” and you just laugh it off and say it’s not that bad. What they don’t know is that you are quite possibly on the verge of a breakdown because you forgot to send Henry’s lunch to school, Sally ran to the […]