Stef's Writings

The View From My World

Clutter

Clutter, most of us are guilty of having it. I know I have a house full of it right now. I’ve been reassured by the hubby that our house is no different then anyone else’s with so many kids. I beg to differ. I find it difficult keeping up with the clutter of the family and I am guilty as the rest in the ‘drop and forget’ practice too. To.. Read More

5 Benefits to using a Personal Planner

I found so many benefits to using a Personal Planner. My Personal Planner is my life line! I take it with me everywhere. The girls at work giggle when they see me pull it out of my bag during break time but it is where I plan and organize my days and weeks to come. As you can see from the photo above, I use a paper planner. My husband.. Read More

11 Tips when Camping with Babies

Growing up I never went camping so when my husband and I started our adventure together, camping was a whole new experience for me. I must admit I was very overwhelmed by the prospect of sleeping outdoors in a tent but ever so thankful to have friends that are very outdoorsy and patient. The patience was for me, who was learning step by step how to go camping. And for.. Read More

10 Topic Ideas for Journaling or Personal Blog

Here are 10 topic ideas for your personal journal or blog: What are you currently thinking? What are you currently enjoying? What are you currently feeling? What are you currently wearing? What are you currently wanting? What are you currently listening to? What are you currently needing? What are you currently making? What are you currently eating? What are you currently drinking? Hope these ideas were useful! Take care.

Struggling with my Goal

Getting Started

You would think by now I would have this whole healthy living goal under control, but the reality is I’m a struggling. I started out on the right track, I lost several pounds and was very pleased. However, I fell off the proverbial wagon and gained every ounce back. Looking at recent photographs I am really not pleased with what I see and it makes my mental health unhealthy. Boo… Read More

Getting Fit in 2018

Walking

My ultimate challenge for 2018 is to get fit! I have many reasons I would and need to do this. But ultimately it is for the greater health benefits and to keep up with my boys. And 2018 is the perfect year to do this, as we are planning a trip to Scotland with the family in the summer so there will be lots of walking involved as we visit.. Read More

Kindness for Kaitlin – Birthday Card Campaign

Handmade card with heart

My sister-in-law has come up with an amazing kindness campaign called Kindness for Kaitlin, for my niece Kaitlin that I would like to share with you. My niece Kaitlin will be turning 18 this coming July, a true milestone event. But this milestone birthday is not being met with joy by my niece. You see, this sweet girl has no friends beyond family. She won’t be having the typical milestone.. Read More

To Sir, with Love …

It is hard to believe that it has only been a little over 6 months since you lost your battle with cancer. Sir, it’s hard to believe you’re not here. I think about you every day. Today, especially more since today would have been your 75th birthday. Love you lots, miss you more and forever in my heart. Love you Dad.

Priorities, Making Time for what Matters

Toronto Skyline

It is so important to make time for what matters the most in life. I know at times it is not always easy but I feel it’s a necessity in my life. First you need to determine what your priorities. For me, my priorities look like this: faith first, family, health and then work. And today I focused on family, more importantly my husband.   Tomorrow is his birthday and.. Read More

Why Did I Start Blogging?

Question?

Why did I start Stef’s Writings? Good question. I started this blog as a creative outlet, a way to personally express my self. This blog is a personal blog and at times a personal diary. I have always loved to write and this is another way to do so. I was encouraged by by husband, who is a techie guy himself, to start a blog and I am so grateful.. Read More