A Broken Understanding

Last weekend, our little family among millions accomplished something grand. It’s actually so monumental to us as a family that I imagine that the universe celebrated along with us at the very moment that it happened maybe even with the creation of a new star out there somewhere in the galaxy. The residue from broken … Continue reading A Broken Understanding

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

An Open Letter to My Adult Child, Now a Mother Herself, Who Still Lives at Home

To My Beautiful Daughter, I’m writing this letter to you to let you know that your dream of becoming independent hasn’t gone unnoticed and to let you know that you’ll get there. It must have been tough to have watched your siblings, who you grew up with, complete college, land steady careers and move out … Continue reading An Open Letter to My Adult Child, Now a Mother Herself, Who Still Lives at Home

Happiness | May I have this dance?

This is a previously published post form several years ago that I wanted to share again because I think it captures, beautifully, the essence of happiness. Happy Friday everyone! I've been thinking about "happiness." What is it really? Where might I find it? It seems to escape me, especially lately. Interestingly enough, it found me … Continue reading Happiness | May I have this dance?

The Truth About Empathy | Do We Really “Get it?”

I imagine that you've heard the word empathy. However, do you know what it really means? The truth about empathy has escaped many people, but there are those that know its true meaning. I've had a reoccurring thought lately that gets to the heart of empathy. What is this thought? Do you ever have reoccurring thoughts about what others … Continue reading The Truth About Empathy | Do We Really “Get it?”