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, […]

A Post About Love

Sometimes I think I’m a pretty strange person. Maybe I don’t even think it … I know it. (In college, a classmate actually asked one of my best friends why she was friends with me.) So, when I think about my husband Tim, I know just how fortunate I am to have not only found someone who gets me, […]

On Being a Roadtripping ROW

I’m used to driving. I went to college about 4 hours north of where my family lived at the time, so once a month or so, I’d make the drive south to see my parents and sisters. I always looked forward to the drive — I could think, if I wanted to, or not think. […]

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 […]

Snail Mail: Send A Little Love

The summer before my sophomore year of high school, my family and I moved from northern New Jersey, to Indiana. Even though I grew up moving a lot, this was the first move that was really hard on me. I was growing deep roots in the Garden State, and I was quite certain that I […]

You Know You Are a Real Oilfield Wife When…

You Know You Are a Real Oilfield Wife When… You have to blow dust off your razor the day before your husband is due home… it’s been THAT long since you shaved your legs. In North Dakota and Canada, we also keep the leg hair long for warmth during the long winters. Right? You go […]

Asking for Advice: How Do You Reconnect?

Alright, ladies! One of our readers needs your advice! Please leave a comment below and help her out! Hello Ladies, Hubby will be home tomorrow afternoon from his 18/9 hitch. This hitch has been really hard and we have been fighting constantly. Tomorrow when he arrives, our girls will be at their Grandma’s house and […]