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Why having an Age Gap Between Kids is Hard

I would like to start off by saying that I love my kids all so very much and feel I am super lucky to be their mom. If I was to be given another child, I would love that kid to death too. We never intended to have a huge age gap between my younger two kids, but if...
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When Mama Needs to Re-Fuel

None of us are perfect, and we all end up running on empty or losing our shit now and then. However, it is imperative to find ways to get back on track, to make us happy, to find balance, to move forward. Motherhood is not easy, and we are all doing the best we can
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The Reluctant Oilfield Wife

I really thought we were done with this. I thought last year when he got laid off that it was a sign that maybe he could find another job, something that paid decently. I thought we could be that family I envisioned where he comes home every night, and we have family time. Instead, I am preparing today for...
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Little House in the City

(It's been difficult to write because of working on the house and migraines, but we are still here, and I am hoping that my migraines will be getting less.) A little over a year ago, our house hunt began for a new house and subsequently a whole new life. The process of coming to the decision to move was a...
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Oh How I hate change sometimes

I will admit that I am scared. I am scared of starting over again. I am afraid that the kids and I won't fit in our new community. I am afraid that we will make this move, and my husband still won't get an office position. I am afraid that he will get an office position and what it...
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Sometimes It's hard to be happy when you just want to cry

With this long stint, I have started to worry how it will affect my husband's and my relationship, his relationship with the kids, and our family dynamic. It is hard to keep good dynamics when the kids are angry and hurt. Sometimes I feel angry and hurt too. It's hard to talk it out because he hasn't been home...
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When it's not all Sunshine and Roses…

Parenting is hard work. It sometimes seems like a never-ending battle with babies who don’t sleep, toddler tantrums, food aversions, attitudes, and all that. However, it goes by so quickly
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