Author: Jo Ann Richards



A wise friend once gave me Dr. Laura Schlessinger’s book, Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives. I had already been married several times, and my track record with men was horrible. As I read the book, I noticed that I had done nine of the ten stupid things. Thankfully, I hadn’t […]


Welcome to My World

Today is Thursday, July 25, 2019. I am looking forward to a two-day ‘family visit’ with husband Mark at CSP-Solano in Vacaville CA. We are going to enjoy a two-night stay together in an apartment at the prison where he’s incarcerated. The timing is perfect as tomorrow is our 17th wedding anniversary and my 65th […]


Wild Journey to World of Wonder

Midlife Magic is about my personal transformation from a boring middle-child woman with numerous failed marriages to someone who has found a new path. Although I still have struggles, I now have new sources of strength supporting me. I’ve learned that I’ve always been a strong person. I have learned the importance of claiming my […]