Job Loss

He said, “I don’t want you to lose your head about this, but I just got laid off.”  My mind was going in a million different directions.  He continued, “We aren’t going to cry about this because we don’t have time to feel sorry for ourselves.  I need you to be strong, we are going […]

Hush, Hush

My son was shunned at school today. Ok, so maybe that’s not ENTIRELY true. Maybe I’m being an over reactive mama bear, but he WAS shushed.  In front of the whole class.  For talking about something that is very much a part of our family life. It was the first day after Christmas vacation.  All […]

Do You Have Children?

Do you have children?  I find that it is one of the most common questions people ask when you first meet.  It’s a quick way to find common ground with new friends or acquaintances.  I can watch as other people answer and quickly can discuss ages, teaches, toys, and similar experiences. Do you have children? […]

Oilfield Whiplash

I’m a planner. I tend to be on the extreme side of organized, and I like to know what is going on when, where, and how. I also like things to go off without any hitches (no pun intended). Hence, my frustration with the ‘oilfield unknown’. It freaks me out and disrupts my otherwise perfect […]

I Hope You Know

I don’t know if it is the sweet holiday season, or the fact that I’ve been a stay-at-home-mom for almost a full year now, or if it has finally hit me how quickly my baby girl is growing up, but I’ve found myself in a sentimental state lately that I can’t seem to shake. Maybe […]

Don’t Pet the Polar Bears

I don’t know much about Alaska.  Ok, that’s an understatement.  I know people go there to hunt, fish and take cruises where you see whales and shit.  I know the Aurora Borealis happens there, that I want to see it, but have no idea what time of year it happens (FYI, winter). The “reality show” […]

Just Keeping It Real

This post is dedicated to the ladies who have spent the whole day smiling with spinach in their teeth, a nipple peeking out of a swimsuit, the back of your dress tucked into panties, or foreign objects hanging out of a nostril.  You’re awesome. If you ever hear me bragging about being humble (because Jesus […]

Stop Judging, Start Loving

Why do we do this to each other as women?  I’ve done it.  I’m sure you’ve done it.  We take something that has happened, put it through our own filter of personal experiences and think someone has wronged us or doesn’t understand us.  We are OFFENDED.  We are going to let them know about it. […]

An Alaskan Adventure

Tomorrow I drop my husband off at the airport and won’t see him again for 6 weeks.  Maybe 7.  We aren’t entirely sure.  He is starting his new job in Alaska on the North Slope. Oilfield stuff. Electrical oilfield stuff to be exact as he’s an Electrician.  Frankly, I don’t really know what he’ll be […]

The Best Example of Self Sufficient is an Oilfield Wife

  As many of you know I was a little MIA last week! In addition to wearing the hat of a working mommy and oilfield wife (OFW), I was also a Power Of Attorney last week for my oilfield man (OFM). The time restraints and unknown schedule of this lifestyle always makes any big life events […]