How 1 Family Struck a Chord

Hello world! Stacy’s Flutterings is back! I took a hiatus from the blog because, in all honesty, I thought the blog had run its course. That was then. This is now, and this 1 mom is back. It hasn’t run its course. Rather, it has just begun. I want to share what we have been … Continue reading How 1 Family Struck a Chord

You Are Not Alone

I imagine that you are reading this blog because you, just like me, have an adult child who lives with mental illness or maybe it appears to you that your adult child may be living with an undiagnosed mental illness. Perhaps you are a relative or a friend who knows someone who has an adult … Continue reading You Are Not Alone

Hot Topic Tuesday | Gun Violence and Mental Illness

Today, on Stacy's Flutterings, the hot topic is gun violence and mental illness. I can't imagine a hotter topic. Emanuella Grinberg points out in CNN article that despite the gun debate nation wide, there may be agreement, no matter which side you are on, regarding the "need to keep firearms out of the hands of people with serious mental illness" (Grinberg, 2016). Would … Continue reading Hot Topic Tuesday | Gun Violence and Mental Illness

The Curveball: Stepping up to the Plate

A group of people, from all walks of life, linger in a dimly lit hall. The shadowy walls in the hallway are lined with life sized, black framed photographs that are hung in a straight line at eye level. Each photograph is gently lit by a beam of light. The light baths and envelopes each … Continue reading The Curveball: Stepping up to the Plate

Are We Enabling? Walking the Tightrope

Have you heard the word enable yet in regard to parenting?  If you find yourself wondering what enable means, according to Khaleghi, enabling means "... lending a hand to help people accomplish things they could not do by themselves.  More recently, however, it has developed the specialized meaning of offering help that perpetuates rather than … Continue reading Are We Enabling? Walking the Tightrope

Weekly Writing Challenge: Moved by Music – Wake Me Up

While driving home the other night, after picking up dinner at a nearby, favorite restaurant, I heard the new song "Wake Me Up" by Avicii.  I really like the song so of course I had to turn it up!  While keeping my eyes on the road I quickly reached for the volume button.  As I … Continue reading Weekly Writing Challenge: Moved by Music – Wake Me Up

Oh! How We Have Grown Through the Support of Organizations like The Balanced Mind Foundation!

Today marks the beginning of the Chase Community Giving Program!  They are donating $5 million to local charities across the country!  Wow!  This is exciting news!  And you can participate!  All you have to do is vote for the charity of your choice!  It's that simple.  Voting is open Thursday, September 6, 2012 to September … Continue reading Oh! How We Have Grown Through the Support of Organizations like The Balanced Mind Foundation!