Hi, and welcome to the Midwest USA Portal Blog! My name is Peggy and I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a country girl at heart. I’ve lived in the Midwest for 99 percent of my life and I’ve been blessed to have grown up in some of America’s beautiful farmland. I love the Midwest and everything that we Midwesterners have to offer. I enjoy the historical significance of the Midwest as well as its culture, its people and its traditions. Midwesterners have historically possessed a can-do spirit and we don’t take no for an answer! We take care of each other and if you’re our guest, we’ll take care of you too!

Here I get to combine my love for the Midwest with my love for writing and teaching. I’m an English Language Arts teacher who loves 8th graders.  I’m a freelance web content writer and I also write on HubPages with the pen name “purplmama.” You can find me on Ask.com and Etsy as well. My shop offers handcrafted beaded jewelry and flowers. I’m an AVON sales rep and I have an online store front. If you’d like to shop with me online, I’m happy to set up a discount for you! Please see the links on the Midwest USA homepage.

I’ve spent more than 26 years in retail sales and management, customer and employee training, business ownership and direct sales.  I love to connect with people in a deep and meaningful way and watch them as they gain power and understanding that improves their lives.

I enjoy baking, cooking, sewing, quilting, needlework, making jewelry, reading, organic gardening and writing. I’m married to a wonderful man and we have seven children together. All of them are grown and on their own, except for our seven year old son—our “bonus baby.” We also have a Doberman named Deuce. He’s huge, but for some reason he thinks that he’s a lap dog. Go figure.

If there’s a topic you’d like addressed or a question that you’d like answered, please contact me. I respond promptly and I’m very guest-friendly!

I look forward to bringing you some wonderful, useful and intriguing information about the marvelous Midwest! I hope you enjoy the Midwest USA Portal and visit often. I’m so glad to have you here!


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