We all know are husbands, boyfriends, partners work in the oilfield what do you do?

Tracey - posted on 01/05/2009 ( 94 moms have responded )

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What do you do? I have just recently moved to St John's NL from Edmonton AB and I am self employed. I run my own house cleaning business.

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Sarah - posted on 02/26/2009

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I was a stay at home mom for 13 years. Last April I got a part-time job at our local video store, and I LOVE it! My kids are 14 (boy) and 7 (girl). I mostly work when the kids are in school. My daughter gets off the bus at the store on the days I work. I get out of the house, make a little money, and I am good at my job. Personally, I have found that my husband seems to respect me more since I have started working outside the home. It was an interesting adjustment for the husband and the kids spending time together when mom is scheduled to work on school holidays. He actually said to me one morning,"Well, what if I wanted to go fishing?"  I told him, "Do what I do... take them with you!". lol

Penny - posted on 01/22/2009

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Quoting Amanda:

I am a teacher. I see lots of stay-at-home moms on here. I would love to be able to stay home with my kids. - Or at least cut back to part time. My husband just started on a rig, so hopefully in time I'll be able to! I'm afraid tho that I'll go insane not being around adults. - Especially when hubby is gone so much of the time. Isn't that tough?



I can't speak for the ladies that have husbands gone for days at a time, I just know even with my husbands sometimes 15 hour days it gets tough. When we had our 1st son he was still redoing cars and was home by 3pm most days and I was working for Home Depot and rarely worked past 4pm, now he leaves at 5am and doesn't get home especially in the summer until around 8pm, so there lots of times that my kids go a day or two without really spending time with him and I do start to feel like  am a single mom, I am very fortunate and I have a very good friend that lives across the street from us and we talk daily and she is always willing to help out, her kids are the same age as mine.



We also made the choice to live in the same hometown as my parents and his parents only live 11 miles away in another small town, my sister and her husband moved home this last summer, so I always have family back-up. I don't know how mom's without family or friends close do it...I always feel bad for the mommies because we end up giving so much of ourselves that sometimes we get lost.

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Coralee - posted on 07/17/2011

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With my husband traveling for work I found a way to work from home that I can work around my kids and when he is home. Been home full time for 6 years now. If you know anyone who is looking for a great way for a wife or girlfriend of the oilfield please pass on my contact information - www.workathomeunited.com/fhhc

Best regards
Coralee

Kara - posted on 07/17/2011

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OMG I CAN UNDERSTAND BEING BORED! IAMA TEACHER WHO IS NOW DISSABLED WITH MS. I CAN'T DRIVE ANYYMORE SO I STAY HOME ALOT. IWOULD LOVE TO FIND ANYTHING TO DO

Amy - posted on 07/18/2010

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Hello,
hmmm what do I do for a living???? heh.....I am a photographer!! I know, most of the people in my family thought I was a complete dolt for making that career choice .... but what can I say...I have a profound love and a great passion for art! I chose this because it is something I love, I care little about making the mega bucks. After I found out I was pregnant though, I chose to put my career on a mini hold. Now I am strictly freelance :) much better for me so that I can stay home with the baby while my man is gone :)

Cheryl - posted on 07/13/2010

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former hospic nurse/longterm care and casemanager for developmentally disabled..now a stay at home mom (raising two grandchildren--high needs) and the day care for other grandchildren do to lack of daycare in a boom town May look at going back to work part time after the 4 yearold starts school..like receptionist..low key compared to past careers

Lesa - posted on 04/30/2010

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I own a party planning and gift store. I have build a bear kinds of stuffed animals, toys, handbags, doll clothes and other things. I am only in the shop 4 days of the week and can bring the kiddos with me which is nice. However, the kids have started to revolt lately because they were told by a family member that I should not be working period which has angered both me and my husband. I also homeschool my 6 year old.

Nicole - posted on 04/27/2010

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I am a SAHM I have a 6 year old boy and 2 year old boy.....I've been a SAHM for about 2 years before that I was a CNA in the home health field

Coralee - posted on 04/05/2010

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what part of SK? spent a few years there and have tons of family, in fact most of my family is in SK

Coralee - posted on 04/05/2010

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I work with an International Inc 500 Wellness Company - I help other moms earn and income from home - www.workathomeunited.com/fhhc
I retired from Interior design after our 4 big move with my husbands work, needing to add to our income and allow us to pay off all our debt including our house I went looking for something that would allow me to work around my husband being out of town and the kids ...oh and the moving. It has been the best 5 years of my life :-)

Tiffani - posted on 03/25/2010

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I just graduated from college, so i was a student and stay at home mommy/wife. Now I am a Physical Therapist Assistant, wife and mommy to 4 kids. :~)!

Kali - posted on 03/05/2010

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I have my bachelors degree in animal science and I was a veterinary technician for 5 years, after kenna was born in october I quit my job! now I just stay at home with her and so I started selling Scentsy wickless candles and also making baby boutique items!

Lisa - posted on 03/04/2010

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My main job is a stay at home mommy. But I do have 2 other hats that I wear. I work about 6 to 10 hours a week with Hallmark as a Retail Merchandiser, and I am also a Gold Canyon Candle Rep.

Lauren - posted on 02/28/2010

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I am a stay at home mommy.....Before having Blake (4 months) I was a preschool teacher....

Katie - posted on 02/27/2010

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I am working on getting my teaching degree! I am currently in the last semester and doing my student teaching! It is so hard being away from my son, but it will be worth it in the end! After I graduate I plan on opening a child care center for children ages birth to five!

Christy - posted on 02/08/2010

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I stay at home with my kiddos but also I am a wellness advocate with Juice Plus, I love it!! Gives me a chance to help ppl and their family get healthy a prevent disease.

www.bodycravesjuiceplus.com

Patti - posted on 02/03/2010

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I am a member of the MomCEO!
Have you ever thought about making money from home, but find that most are running around selling stuff and throwing parties, and you don't want to leave your kids?

I do it all from home. No parties. No selling. Paid Weekly!
I get to save money, improve my families health, make a great living, and help other moms do the same.
Looking for team members!

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Kelly - posted on 01/14/2010

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I work at home as a Marketing Rep for a wholesale wellness co. They have household cleaning products that are toxin-free and less expensive than national brands. It's wonderful to be able to keep busy but still be at home with my kids.... and earn a little extra on the side.

Holly - posted on 01/14/2010

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I worked in the oil field too, ran the US division of a Canadian pipeline company and worked for a while and a fishing and rental tools company, before the slowdown and everyone pulling out of Western CO. Now I am a stay at home mom that would love to be back to work.

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I am a stay-at-home mom, full-time student, housewife, and Scentsy consultant!!!! www.rfezio.scentsy.us

Kayla - posted on 01/13/2010

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I am a nurse but choose to stay home with out son Ethan. I do however work Prn to get out of the house every once in a while and to keep up my license

Shasta - posted on 12/05/2009

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I am currently a stay home mama to our 2 yr old son. I have finished my first 2 years of college and will hopefully go back in the fall to finish it on out!

Shasta - posted on 12/05/2009

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Quoting Chrissy:

I'm a stay-at-home mom to 3 beautiful kids. I also sell Avon, but really it's more of a hobby since I spend more that I make!


Thats me too! I set down and see how much I need to make to try to cover my expense, lol! I don't think this is how its suppose to work, lol!

Julie - posted on 12/05/2009

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I have been a postal employee, a business owner, a meal specialist, and a collections clerk. I'm unemployed at the moment, but recently had a very promising interview at the bank so hopefully within the next couple of weeks, i'll be a bank teller.

Benda - posted on 10/15/2009

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I am a stay at home mom for 7 yrs now. I have 4 children. 3 girls ages 8, 6, and 4; and 1 boy age 14 mths. I love my job very much bc I don't miss out on anything, but it can get pretty stressfull. Especially with my husband gone for 7 days at a time. We're just thankful that he still has a job.

Beverly - posted on 10/15/2009

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Hi! I have been a CNA for 14 years graveyard shift so I could be with my children during the day. Lost a lot of sleep over the years but it was worth it.

Nicole - posted on 10/14/2009

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I have been a stay at home mom,well since I've had my first she is now 8years old and my son is 6 and in kindergarden,I help the teachers out anytime they need it at school and have found I want to get a job but I dont want my kids at babysitters or daycare, my husband is a driller for nabors and never pushes me to get a job or anything but his wages have been cut and it would be nice if I could find a part time job or somthing while the kids are in school, but I'd like to say i have enjoyed reading alot of these posts too see there are others out there feeling the same way.

Leta - posted on 10/09/2009

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I'm a stay at home mom to are 3 girls. Teala's 6,Tylin's4&Taryn's2. He's gone too much for me to work-unless i wanted our kids in daycare for 10+hrs a day. But i would much rather raise them myself-instead of having to look back&wonder who were they with? Who taught them these things? I've stayed home since i was 4months pregnant with our youngest.

Jill - posted on 10/09/2009

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I am currently on Maternity Leave until next year. Up until now I worked at the Edmonton Int'l Airport for a rental car company.

Megan - posted on 10/05/2009

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I work for a mothers day out two days a week, so my babies can go for free, and I make cakes, and tutus, and bows, and hair bows.... I stay real busy. My kids are 22 months old and 6 months old.

Heather - posted on 09/25/2009

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I'm a full time mom/roustabout's wife. We have a son who is a month old. Still adjusting to the sleepless nights, but I wouldn't change a single thing!

Chrissy - posted on 09/24/2009

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I'm a stay-at-home mom to 3 beautiful kids. I also sell Avon, but really it's more of a hobby since I spend more that I make!

Laurie - posted on 09/24/2009

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Hi there,
I work for the University of Wyoming as an Assistant Director in Financial Aid. Didn't go to school for this job, but have been working in Financial Aid for 15 years now. I work for the State, so my job is fairly safe. Have to keep this job to make sure we have insurance and income if anything does happen to my husband's job! Would love to go back to school and finish my Master's. So when Hubby can handle 100% of our bills, I will go back.......someday before I am too old I hope! LOL!

Robin - posted on 08/31/2009

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I work in the home health care. I am a PCA which is a personal care assistant. And we manufacture CB antennaes and also do CB reapir.

Melissa - posted on 08/30/2009

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I have been a domestic goddess since I became pregnant with my first child. We moved shortly after we found out due to a job transfer and I just haven't ever gone back to work. I was going to be going back to work here soon, because our first has just entered kindergarden, but we found out in the beginning of the year that we were pregnant with our second and he's due to arrive sometime in late September. So I got my girlie in school just in time to start again with a new little person. Go figure. :)

Samantha - posted on 08/17/2009

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I stay at home and run the children all over for practices n school activities. I dabble in photography, I guess that would be my guilty pleasure lol

Kathy - posted on 08/17/2009

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I am a Medical Office Administrator. I have always worked and don't know what I would do with myself if I didn't! The oil industry is so unpredictable, especially lately, that I have always felt it was important for me to work just because we needed the stability. Sometimes I wish I could be at home with the girls and just enjoy my husbands paycheck but we all know that you have to stash it away because you never know when he won't be getting one. My friends say that if their husbands made that kind of money they would surely stay home...ha...well thank goodness I didn't listen to them!

Debra - posted on 08/14/2009

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i stay at home on facebook! seriously though i feel like i do everything. the house cleaning the cooking going to school functions and all the ball games. do it all!

Jill - posted on 08/12/2009

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Stay at home mom of two kids that are 18 and 16 and my 18yr daughter is expecting her first one in Oct..done many jobs thru the year but now i am working for Gold Canyon as an Independant Demonstrater. just joined the company two week ago, and i live in a small rural town in southern Sask, Canada

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i currently stay home with my two year old and four year old little boys.I make all my time for my kids.my four year old will be starting school in two weeks so i am very excited.when my two year old goes off to school,i would like to follow my dream and go into photography or criminal law.not sure yet.

Tina - posted on 07/31/2009

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Hmmm...let's see...I am a stay at home mom of two ages 5 & 4, as well as a Domestic Engineer...my husband works in the Oil Patch, working for 15 days and home for 6...therefore my days are spent being a mom, dad, paramedic, cleaner, laundromat, taxi service, financial planner, cook, gardener, snow clearer, and referee...just to name a few... I worked as a Computer Programmer for a few years before I moved from Newfoundland to Alberta in 2000... we then decided to start our family... =)

Sarah - posted on 07/31/2009

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I am actually very suprised to see how many rig wifes work!!! I have been an oilfield wife for about 5 years, and all the wifes I have met basically stay at home, take care of the kids, and soak up the money. Which, I have to say, being on both sides at one point. I have stayed at home, and I have worked. Staying at home, in my opinion, is much harder (emotionally) than working.



After staying at home for a year and doing the same thing every thing every day, my life began to feel like a broken record stuck on the same song. So, I decided to go back to school. I will receive my associate in business in Feb. Which, my hubby wants me to continue to my bachelor so we can open our own business in the oil industry. But, I have plans to go on to forensics, so we will see. My choice is much more exciting, and more my style. I'm too nice to own a business!! LOL

Crystal - posted on 07/29/2009

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I am a C.N.A. and an EMT-B. I stay at home for the moment however because we just relocated with my husband's company and he is working crazy hours and they are so short handed and have so many jobs to complete that he is never here to allow me to leave for work. I hope to get back soon though

Kammi - posted on 07/27/2009

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I am a stay at home mom and I have started a home business. I have only been a stay at home for a year now. I worked at a credit union for 5 years before that. I have two kids that are 5 & 7. I am really glad that I get to sta home.

Kammi

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