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. […]

So You’re Moving to BoomTown, USA… Now What?

You hear about oilfield boomtowns everywhere in the media, some outlets even going so far as to compare them to a modern-day Wild West. The thought of actually moving to one of these towns can be daunting and the entire moving process can be overwhelming. Who should you talk to? Where will you go? Will […]

10 Things NOT to Say to an Oilfield Wife

10 Things NOT to Say to an Oilfield Wife 1. “Oh. He works in oil …?” This is usually followed by unsolicited environmental or political opinions. Sooo, lemme just stop you right there. Unless I ask you for your opinion, please don’t give it. Personally, I love a good debate, and (surprise!) I may actually […]

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 […]

The 2013 Oilfield Calendar Project

Have you always wanted to be famous? Have your work of art hanging in homes all across America {and beyond!}? Now’s your chance! Okay, well maybe we can’t promise you overnight stardom, but if you have ever dreamed of having your oilfield photography published, your dream might be coming true! Real Oilfield Wives is looking […]

Managing the Kids While the Husband is Away

How many times has someone told you, “I don’t know how you do it!” and you just laugh it off and say it’s not that bad. What they don’t know is that you are quite possibly on the verge of a breakdown because you forgot to send Henry’s lunch to school, Sally ran to the […]