9 Things I Love about Oilfield Men

I know oilfield workers can’t be lumped into any one group – they come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. There is a vast range of jobs included in the “oilfield” and the workers are just as varied.  They range from the lowest rig hand to the highest CEO. From production, to service, to transportation. […]

What You Need to Know (and your oilfield husband won’t tell you)

I was ready to go to bat for each of you, fellow oilfield wives.  I had the hard-hitting questions ready and was eager to enlighten all of you with my new found information.  With not a hint of playfulness, I sat down with my husband and started asking him the questions we all want to […]

You Should Have Known

You should’ve known what you were getting into when you married an oilfield man.  This seems to be a popular sentiment with oilfield wives.  It is a response to other women’s cries of difficulty and frustration at times over this lifestyle.  In fact, it has become so popular of a comment that both Ashley and […]

Learning to Be a Stay-at-Home Mom

I haven’t had many different jobs in my life, but I’ve always worked.  When my oilfield man took the job this past June, I’d been technically unemployed for 3 months.  I felt so guilty to not be contributing monetarily, though I was happy to finally be with my kids.  I thought being a stay-at-home mom […]

Faithfully

And lovin’ an oilman Ain’t always what it’s supposed to be Oh, girl, you stand by me I’m forever yours Faithfully My rough and tough Oilman was serenading me in a voicemail.  He took it upon himself to change some of the lyrics and he sang “Faithfully” to me.  I ate it up like it […]

My terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week

I try to maintain a positive outlook overall in life, not just about the Oilfield. I’m thankful to God for all of our blessings –  oil related and other.  I encourage my children on a daily basis to stop and look for all the blessings in our lives. I am truly thankful for my husband’s […]

Labor Day: Celebrating Our Oilfield Men

Labor Day is upon us and once again, my husband is working on a holiday. The kids and I will hang out at the house, hardly noticing that it’s a holiday at all. Labor day isn’t one of the major holidays that I mind the hubs missing, but it does make me think about how […]