a journey into soaking up all the solo sweetness in life as women!!

Hi, I’m Mandy!

Let me introduce myself… I am a happy, adventurous, 50+ year old mama of four independent kiddo’s doing everything I can to live my best life!  I have 3 daughters in college and one son still at home.  I have had the pleasure (and sometimes pain) of raising these babies for over 14 years as a single mom.  It has not been easy – but I am starting to see them bloom into beautiful young adults! Now that the intense child rearing season is (almost) over – I am shifting my attention towards time with friends, adventurous travel, great food and life pondering questions.  I would love for you to join me on this journey!

Much love and gratitude,


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Get Lost to Get Found

December 2023 I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Yep – the C word.  I was on my way to work when the doctor called about

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Don’t Over Pour

I was at Bible study a few weeks ago when one of the ladies in my group gave advice to another to not OVER pour. 

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The “Midlife Crisis”

The “Midlife Crisis”.  We’ve all heard about it – we’ve all wondered about it – but does it really exist?  As many of you know

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Let it go!

I remember when I was little my mom would say that she was up all night stewing over a situation.  I didn’t understand what that

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“..Not all those who wander are lost”

J.R.R. Tolkien

My Bucket
Wish List

Swim with whale sharks

Cruise to Antartica

Food Tour in Charleston

Attend New York Fashion Week

Go see the Cherry Blossoms Bloom in Washington DC

Take a Gondola Ride in Venice, Italy

Scuba Dive the Azores, Portugal

Hike Big Bend, Texas

Go White Water Rafting

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