If you read our blog or follow us on social media, you probably know by now what The Back Forty is all about. It is about creating your second half of life as your best half of life and embracing the idea that your best is yet to come. But how much do you know … More 13 Amazing Facts About The Back Forty Co-Founders
Today I found a new YouTube vlogger that I have absolutely fallen in love with. Meet Melissa55. Melissa is a 60-something wife, mother, and grandmother living in Tennesse. She has been posting on her Youtube channel each week for roughly 3 years with topics surrounding midlife beauty. While I was trying to find out more … More Finding Your Unique Style and More for Midlife
Today, while searching through midlife videos on YouTube, I found a new channel that intrigued me. The channel is called RedGreenTV and “Red Green” is the star. “Red” is played by Steve Smith. He was the handyman from The Red Green Show which was a Canadian TV comedy that aired from 1991 to 2006. Even … More Do You Know How to Shop for Your Wife? A Midlife Perspective
My family has a rather strange Christmas tradition. Honestly, my parents can’t even agree on how it became a tradition in the first place. My mother swears that her aunt gave her the idea for this while my father is adamant that they thought of this tradition on their own to prevent us children from … More The Real 12 Days of Christmas (Plus a Strange Family Tradition)
“Oh… so you are an empty nester…” (sad face). Well, no. Actually, I am a free bird! That’s a choice I made when my daughters were both about to move away to college at the same time. I’ve listened to friends lament on how empty their house feels with their kids in college: their childhood … More Rockin’ Free Birds
“Clutter is not just physical stuff. It’s old ideas, toxic relationships, and bad habits. Clutter is anything that does not support your better self.” -Eleanor Brownn It’s amazing the amount of physical unconsciousness that can surround us in life…simply because of the wild card of “sentimentality” that we can often play. I have to admit … More Flight-Focused Future Surroundings
The other day I stumbled across a unique ad and immediately decided that I needed to write an article about it. It was a relatively new way to solve an age-old problem. For thousands of years, families have lived under one roof. Children, parents, grandparents, and sometimes even aunts, uncles, and cousins used to live … More How are These Unique New Houses Uniting Families?
I’ve been called a good sport, agreeable, and easy-going. All good things, right? Wrong. For me, they are not. I have been accommodating my entire life, starting when I was 2 or 3. I was a good girl – in fact the best behaved child around (my mom’s friends always told her so). Being a … More No More Little Miss “Good Girl”