Oh, the Places You’ll Go

Tonight was ‘Dr. Seuss Night’ at our charter school.  This was one of those events that we probably wouldn’t have even attended if my Hot Oil Man was home, but since he’s at work on his two-week hitch, I decided I’d take the kids.  Plus, I liked the idea of not having to cook dinner… […]

5 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Oilfield Wives

Everyone has an opinion about oilfield wives.  Whether it’s good or bad, people have a preconceived notion about what we’re like. There isn’t just one type of oilfield wife. We all have different personalities, different likes, different dislikes – but we do share the experiences of being married into the oilfield.  I wish other people […]

An Ungrateful Thanksgiving

I am having a hard time getting into the holiday spirit. I have so much to complain about that it’s hard to feel thankful. Which might be because we’re not actually having a Thanksgiving meal. It’s hard to get in the mood when there’s no turkey and pumpkin pie. Maybe it’s because I’m meeting with […]

Rediscovering Him

I know I’m not the only wife who has felt like she has a stranger in her bed. After weeks of being away from one another, while it’s amazingly nice, there is an odd sense of awkwardness in the air. Ok, I also admit that it’s also incredibly hot (what have I got to hide?). […]

11 Facts about Oilfield Wives

1. Oilfield wives are the most capable women you will ever meet. They know how to fix the sink, mow the lawn, dig out a splinter, change a flat, and a million and one other things. Not necessarily by choice, but because these catastrophes only happen when the oilfield men are gone and the women […]

Oilfield Wife Guilt

We all know that the supposed secret to survival and sanity in this crazy oilfield life is to stay busy while our oilfield man is away.  But what am I supposed to do with this guilt that I feel because I’m getting to do things while he works his butt off? As a team, we […]

You’ve Been Initiated

There comes a moment where you officially become an oilfield wife.  I can’t tell you exactly when or where this happens because the process is different for everyone.  In that moment you will stop and realize just how amazing you are and strong you have become.  Give yourself a high-five and keep on trucking.  Here […]

Summer To-Do List

Summer is almost here. Which means long, lazy days of…..rushing around from activity to activity. Trying to cram in swimming lessons, vacation, summer sports, library reading program….etc. That can sure suck the fun right out of summer break. When did summer become so scheduled?  I recently read an article about having an “Unscheduled Summer”.  There […]

Does It Ever Get Easier?

I see a lot of oilfield wives ask the same question: Does it ever get easier? Many women say it doesn’t. Some say it doesn’t get easier, we just get stronger. I’d agree with that, but I do think it gets easier. Today we are two weeks into a 4 week hitch and we are […]

Voices of the Oilfield

As an Oilfield Wife I need a support system, and it helps to have friends/family who have been through the same things I’m going through. I’m lucky that there are so many other OF wives in my life. I thought it would be helpful to hear advice  from 4 different women – not just me. […]