Hi there, I’m Tara, founder of Alive In The Middle.

I live in sunny Western Australia with my 2 grown sons and my highschool aged daughter.  Oh, and we mustn’t forget the 2 tortie kitties, Daisy The Wonderdog and Louie The Rescue Bush Dog, of course!

I’ve been a single mother for 18 years now, and my career has been in wedding and event management, which I absolutely love.  Trying to fit in a career that involves working at all hours and all days, I totally get the whole parenting vs career struggle, too!  A few recent health issues have meant that event management is kind of on hold at the moment, so am focussing on my blogging.

I first started Alive In The Middle around 2 years ago, as the big 5-0 was approaching (hint – it’s very. very nearly here!).  Everywhere I looked, it seemed, women in midlife just aren’t being seen or heard!  Let’s just say that doesn’t sit well with me!   We women in midlife are at our prime!  We’ve learned so very much over the years – career, family, relationships and more – and that experience counts for a lot!

My vision for Alive In The Middle is simple – I want to empower and celebrate the midlife woman and all we have to offer!