Unwinding

It is no surprise that oilfield wives get stressed. Often. I mean, just thinking about all of the things we need to tackle, usually solo, is enough to drive even the sanest of women over the edge we were barely on anyway. Right?! It took me a while to figure out what I needed to […]

De-Stress & Manifest Your New Year’s Resolutions

You’ve made your yearly New Year’s resolutions and rung in the new year and now it’s time to make those resolutions into reality. The following is a 3 step plan for manifesting your goals that I devised based on my own experiences. Last year I finally got my life coach certification and I am hoping […]

Thankful: Keeping Christmas Well

I’m thankful for the genuine friendship of my friend Vanessa. Even though we live almost 2,000 miles away from each other, I know that I can count on her anytime, day or night, and that she’ll always be real with me. I’m thankful that there are people who care. Whether they are holiday bell ringers, […]

You Are What You Eat, So I Am Pizza

Kinda funny, yes. But this quotation that I’ve seen make the rounds on Pinterest more than once actually carries some weight (pun not intended) for me, believe it or not. Growing up, food wasn’t really an issue for me. I liked to eat (who doesn’t), but I never really thought about it. It was just […]

What! A Bigger Paycheck??!!

  If it is one thing I have learned being an Oilfield Wife (OFW), it is that I absolutely dread taxes. I dread seeing my husband’s pay stub and the amount of money we pay in taxes every two weeks. I dread filing taxes every spring. I dread filing taxes in multiple states because of […]

7 Rules for Healthy Oilfield Relationships

Being an Oilfield wife is not easy. It can be stressful dealing with the difficult schedules of our Oilfield Men.  The following are 7 rules that I believe are necessary to maintain a good relationship while dealing with the pressures of an oilfield marriage. 1. Do not resent your husband for leaving.  Ever.  It is not easy […]

5 Free Fixes for the Mid-Hitch Blues

I’m finally sitting down to write this post — 3 days later than I intended — and tonight was a difficult night. It started well: I threw together some Crock Pot Teriyaki pork chops for the little one and myself. Our little bird ate an entire pork chop, then asked for more! She cleared her […]

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. […]

Aaaaa-chooooooo! 13 Tips To Help You Stay Healthy

Being an oilfield wife means we don’t get the luxury of crawling into bed when we’re sick and staying there until we’re well. Okay, who am I kidding, if  you’re a woman, you don’t get that luxury! As women, we are caretakers, and that means that when we get sick, we suck it up and […]

You Ask & ROW Answers: How Do You Handle the Fighting?

Hey there! I was wondering if you all could give me some advice or just some support. My boyfriend has been out in ND working since August. He came home in September and then went back out. We were pretty good that first stretch of time, but this time when he has been gone all […]