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

Throwback Thursday | Remembering a Happy Full Nest

This Throwback Thursday post is all about remembering when I had a happy full nest. It's still happy but just half empty now. The picture included in this post captures Kim, Katlin and Paul celebrating Katlin's 3rd birthday and years later her 16th birthday. I think that both moments, that we somehow managed to captured, are adorable. Don't you think so? … Continue reading Throwback Thursday | Remembering a Happy Full Nest

5 Ways to Support a Loved One With a Mental Illness: Proof Support Matters

Have you heard about the importance of supporting family and friends who live with a mental illness? It's so important, in fact, that our nations largest non-profit mental health organizations have dedicated space on their websites specific to the topic of support. If you go the the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) homepage or … Continue reading 5 Ways to Support a Loved One With a Mental Illness: Proof Support Matters

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

The Good Fight: Advocacy

I recently heard "The Fighter" by Gym Class Heroes featuring Ryan Tedder of One Republic.  Their video, which you can download and view here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxV-OOIamyk , showcases the inspirational John Orozco, world class athlete and 2012 Olympic gymnast from the Bronx, New York.  I love it!  It inspires me to keep up the good fight, … Continue reading The Good Fight: Advocacy