Raising Kids in the Oilfield

There’s a classic rock song that I can’t listen to without tearing up.  Cat’s in the Cradle is one of my all-time favorites.  It’s folksy and nostalgic and one of the best songs ever. I’ve always liked it, but never truly understood it until I became a parent.  Now I totally “get it”.  It puts to music […]

The End of Innocence

Every day I am blessed and challenged with the task of raising a good person that will, undoubtedly, make great contributions to this world. And every day there is a negative, self-opinionated troll out there lurking and waiting to steal her shine. This needs to stop. Immediately. In the morning, while the little one eats […]

8 Things All Kids Need To Know

Kids drive me nuts these days. (Or maybe it’s parents that drive me nuts). Many children spend more time playing on the i-pad than they do playing outside…and it shows. They aren’t learning to communicate or relate to others. Granted, every kid is going to spend some of their time in front of the TV, […]