A Dad Takes Note | He Learns How to Play Electric Guitar and Joins His Daughter on Her Musical Journey

How is it that a dad in his early fifties decides to learn how to play an electric guitar? Is it the fulfillment of a childhood dream or perhaps a mid-life crisis? No. It’s neither. It simply has to do with love and respect for Kim as a singer and finding artists who are compatible with … Continue reading A Dad Takes Note | He Learns How to Play Electric Guitar and Joins His Daughter on Her Musical Journey

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

The Sound of Silence

Do you know what depression or mental illness sound like? Can you hear depression in a friend's voice? Do you recognize it in your significant other's cry? And if you could hear mental illness, what exactly would it sound like? Mental illness has a few different sounds to me. It's a whisper so quiet that only … Continue reading The Sound of Silence

Where’s the village? Parenting Beyond the High School Years When Mental Illness Plays a Role

I've heard over the years, from family and friends, the African proverb that it takes a village to raise a child. I don't know about you, but I tend to agree. After all, we don't parent in a vacuum. By the time a child is grown, many people have come and gone from a child's life. The interesting … Continue reading Where’s the village? Parenting Beyond the High School Years When Mental Illness Plays a Role

Hushing the Sounds of Social Stigma | A Quiet Book Reveal

Today is a great day. The weather is beautiful here in Florida. The sun, outside my office window, is shining. The sky is blue and riddled with cottony white, fluffy clouds, and yet I sit feeling nervous, and I ponder what to do. What is it that is making me so nervous, and what is holding me back? Sadly, … Continue reading Hushing the Sounds of Social Stigma | A Quiet Book Reveal