My 10 Essentials For Camper Living

    Greetings from our camper in North Dakota! After spending a few weeks back at our house in Kentucky and with family in Indiana, Will and I have finally returned to Jacob and our camper home.  Since packing items for our return has been at the forefront of my mind, I thought I would […]

Wrangling the Roughneck Rumor Mill

Workplace rumors can be incredibly destructive. It doesn’t really matter what the rumors are about — management, company operations, other employees, layoffs — they generally spread quickly. And let’s face it, oilfield men can be just as bad as oilfield wives when it comes to spreading juicy tidbits that may or may not be true. […]

“Blue-Collar” Blessings

I can’t even tell you the number of times I’ve had people make a big deal out of the fact that my husband doesn’t have a college degree. Almost always I hear, “What if something happens? What if he gets injured? Or fired?” When I was in graduate school, disclosure of this fact often earned […]

The Care and Keeping of Your Oilfield Home {Part 2 of 4}

Next up in our series of tips for keeping your oilfield household running smoothly: money. That thing we all like to have lots of, and hate to talk about. (Well, most of us hate to talk about, anyway!) Do you know what the number one cause of divorce is? Yep — finances. I cannot stress […]

Hello, My Name Is…

Good morning, ladies! Real Oilfield Wives has been going strong for three months now, and I figure it’s time we get to know each other a bit more. I’ve put together a fun little questionnaire for all of us oilfield wives and girlfriends to answer! Leave your answers in the comments below. It’s all in […]

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 […]

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 […]

The REAL Pinterest Roundup: Organization!

At the end of each year, I find myself chewing my own ass for not staying better organized. I have good intentions and hopes of tracking all those receipts as they come in, keeping my children’s papers and artwork neat and tidy, and even organizing that under-the-sink disaster. Good intentions, people. The follow-through? Not so […]

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 […]

The 2013 Oilfield Calendar Has Arrived!

And it can be yours, all yours! You submitted your best photos, now we can showcase them on our wall all year!