Stef's Writings

The View From My World

Little Lady

If you know anything about myself and my life you would think I am a bit crazy to consider getting a four legged creature as an addition to our family.  Well … Call me crazy cause that’s exactly what we are going to be doing!! Yay!! This past weekend my husband and I went to visit the breeder where our little addition is coming from. The puppies were only 2.. Read More


One would think that after certain life events occurred that I would have become more determined and motivated when it comes to my health and weight control. But … Nope. Last month especially I had a colleague approach me and inquire if I was expecting again. Still this did not motivate me to do something about my health and my weight gain, the scale just kept climbing up!! I simply.. Read More

Turning 100 Years Old!

I am always fascinated by those individuals who are lucky enough to turn 100 years old and still have their wits about them. I mean seriously, how lucky? And just try to imagine all the wonders and inventions they have seen come forth into the world! The invention of the automobile, the airplane to the modern technologies we take for granted like electricity in every home and computers and cellphones!.. Read More

Raising Boys

I have heard that it is ‘better’ or ‘easier’ to raise boys than girls. I am by no means an expert but I am not sure if that statement is true either. There are a lot of factors to consider. And who is the judge of who has it easier or harder than the next person when it comes to raising children. It depends a lot on who you are.. Read More

Guidelines for Purging

I am in desperate need of rules to follow for purging in my house! We moved 10 months ago and I’ve  been living in chaos ever since. And I realize that I don’t need to! So I’ve done a bit of digging and have decided to follow some well suggested rules when it comes to purging in my house. First I will start with four boxes: keep, donate, sell, and.. Read More

Celebrate You!

When I was younger, I used to live each day to the fullest. I have no idea what has happened but I don’t seem to do that anymore. I have let the business of life get in the way of things and stopped taking time for myself. Oh, this is easily done, especially when you have a big family, but it is so important to remember to celebrate you too!.. Read More

Celebrating a New Job!

I just recently made the huge decision to change jobs. This was not an easy decision for me to do. You see I have been a bedside nurse for almost 15 years and now I’ve decided to take an office job as a Nurse Case Manager. Huge change! I have gone from being on my feet for 12 hour shifts on a very busy acute care ward doing shifts to.. Read More

A New Year’s Resolution

I have always wondered why we make resolutions at New Years. Where did this concept come from? It seems that the tradition as it were, stems from way back. In each culture there appears to be a history of making some sort of promise of improvement for the upcoming year. Keeping the Resolution Far too often we (or should I say I) have set a New Year’s resolution and then, for.. Read More

Organizing and Prepping for the New Year!

Well Christmas is over and now thoughts run towards the upcoming year. A new beginning with no mistakes in it. I can’t wait! I have a few goals that I need to complete this upcoming year. One of them is to de-clutter and organize my entire house! It seems like a daunting task and at times can seem very overwhelming! So I have decided to break it up into smaller,.. Read More

Thanksgiving 2015

It’s at this time of year we are nudged by the calendar to count our blessings. I know this is something we should be doing on a daily bases however we tend to let life get in the way of things. So as we get together with family and sit down to enjoy those turkey meals, take a moment and just reflect on our many blessings we have in our.. Read More