Homeschooling and Entrepreneurship

Walmart Locker on Mid-Life Blogger

Our son, Hayden, lacks one class for his Associates degree, but an opportunity caused him to put his college education on hold. Opportunity Knocks A few years ago, Hayden decided to buy a computer repair business. Not too long after he bought it, a local tv station invited him to appear for a short interview. It …

Oriental Lilies

Stargazer Lilies

Oriental Lilies are blooming now and they’re amazing! I’m making a mental note to order more of them. A single flower can perfume an entire room, making it one of my favorites to bring inside, although their pollen can make a bit of a mess. The blooms are huge, about 6-7″ across, and their colors …

My Garden Style

Colander Planted with Succulents

I would describe my decorating style, both inside and out, as “Flea Market Chic.” I love things with character, patina, and a story. I admire the cleverness of repurposed items, and especially enjoy having things with extra meaning because they were made by a friend or loved one. I didn’t plan it, but my front …

Boredom: Gateway to Creativity

Bird Drawing by Margaret Curren on Mid-Life Blogger

“Mooooooommmmm, I’m booorrred!” Believe it or not, I was happy to hear those words from my children. It wasn’t my responsibility to constantly entertain them, and when they got to the point that they were bored, that’s when their creativity took over… if I didn’t rush in to rescue them. Learning Environment When we made the …

BBQ Station in Cassville, MO – Worth the Drive

BBQ Station Truck by Mid-Life Blogger

Many years ago, my husband bought a building in Cassville, Missouri, not knowing what he was going to do with it. After considering a few options, he ended up deciding to open a restaurant with his younger brother, Joel, and his wife, Tanya. Scott and Joel’s parents, Gil and Sue Curren, had owned a restaurant …

Albert Brumley’s Memory Valley

Mike's Creek Valley by Mid-Life Blogger

Have you ever heard of Powell, Missouri? I wouldn’t be surprised if you haven’t. Today, it’s not much more than a spot in the road, but at one time it was a thriving community. Powell is located in the southwest corner of Missouri, in the beautiful Ozarks. It was given the nickname “Memory Valley,” by …

The Well Armed Woman

Eight Bulls-Eyes by Mid-Life Blogger

I had a scare recently. We live in the country and I’ve hardly ever felt frightened, but one night near 10 pm our dogs started barking and I heard the roar of a loud engine. I went out on the porch to see who it could possibly be that time of night. A truck came …

The Profit of Park Days for Homeschool Moms

The Profit of Park Days for Homeschool Moms

Do you give park days a high priority? Have you ever felt guilty about taking the time to attend them? Have you ever skipped them to finish school work, or to punish your children? When my kids were young and we were still new to homeschooling, my favorite day of the week was Park Day. …

Stitch Fix June 2016

Stitch Fix June 2016 Preview by Mid-Life Blogger

What will your personal stylist send? How will you choose what to keep or return? This is my first Stitch Fix since I started my blog so I get to share it with you right from the beginning. As soon as you schedule your Fix, the anticipation begins, wondering what your stylist will choose for you. When …