The Non-Desperate Housewife

Are there really desperate housewives out there? Women that are not content with their lives, marriages, homes, husbands, relationships, etc? Being a homemaker/stay-at-home-mom/housewife is not a glamorous life, but it can still be both fun and fulfilling. Is glamour really THAT appealing? I’m happy with my comfortable, predictable life. Maybe I’m the minority, but I am […]

How Do You Recharge?

Do you ever feel that you want to run away from your life? Not permanently run out on your family or anything –but do you ever need a temporary break? As a stay-at-home oilfield wife, I don’t even know where I would go for a break, I just know I want one! School has started […]

A Stay-at-Home Mom’s Guide to Space Saver Bags

I recently decided that since I’m now a stay-at-home mom, I should have closets that reflect my new station in life.  I thought those space saver vacuum bags looked like a fairly affordable way to achieve this. The following is my personal experience. Step 1:  Choose the correct size for the items you wish to […]

My True Calling – Being an Oilfield Mom

Time is going too fast. My kids are growing up so quickly that I wish I could slow down the clock.  I’m thankful that I get to be a stay at home Oilfield wife because time may be flying by at warp speed, but at least I get to make the most of each and […]

Learning to Be a Stay-at-Home Mom

I haven’t had many different jobs in my life, but I’ve always worked.  When my oilfield man took the job this past June, I’d been technically unemployed for 3 months.  I felt so guilty to not be contributing monetarily, though I was happy to finally be with my kids.  I thought being a stay-at-home mom […]

Labels

I feel like I am constantly being labeled. Why do we have to put people into groups? And why do the worst “members” of the group seem to determine the reputation for everyone?  If you look for bad, you will find it- in any group, whether that group is the oilfield,  political leaders, or even […]

To Go Back To Work Or Not To Go Back To Work?

It’s been nearly a year since I made the decision to stay home with my son and homeschool. I thought by now I would be adjusted to this new lifestyle, but lately I’ve found myself questioning my decision. This insecure feeling has no doubt been compounded by the fact that at 7 months pregnant there […]

We’re All Pinners: My Favorite Pinterest Accounts

Pinterest seems to elicit strong feelings from people — especially women. Love it vs hate it. It sets unrealistic expectations vs I get all my best ideas off of Pinterest. There are people who refuse to join (good for them!), and people who maybe need an intervention. 😉 I really enjoy Pinterest. I actually meal […]

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s an Oilfield super-mom!

Moms are amazing.  How we keep it all together literally blows my mind.  There isn’t a single second of the day that I am not multi-tasking, even if it looks like I’m doing nothing I actually have schedules, lesson plans, and to-do  lists running through my mind.  All the time.  I have days when I […]

The Truth about Homeschool

We are in our second year of homeschooling.  I never intended on homeschooling, and even though I never planned on it, homeschooling has been wonderful and I am so glad we have this opportunity.  I am not a homeschool nazi though.  I don’t want to come across as anti-public school. I think public schooling can be wonderful, […]