A Son’s Gift: Language Matters

Have you ever had someone say something so meaningful to you it surprised you and perhaps added some pep to your step? Or maybe more? I happened to have such an experience over the Christmas holiday. I know Christmas 2018 is behind us now, especially since it's February. But the gift I received catapults me … Continue reading A Son’s Gift: Language Matters

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

Dad’s Coat | True Family Teamwork

Do you happen to have a busy household with adult children still living at home with you? Perhaps you have grandchildren living with you as well? I do, and I find myself wondering at times how we manage to make it work. To give you an idea of what my household looks like in regard to the number … Continue reading Dad’s Coat | True Family Teamwork

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

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

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

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