About Me



Hello! Let me introduce myself. My name is Stefany and I am a mom, a wife, a blogger, an author, an editor, and a registered nurse (in my free time).  When I am not catering to the every whim of my baby who is now 3, my 6, and 9year old, I am writing on my website and offering virtual assistance to other bloggers.  I also volunteer in a number of roles in my church. In my free time, I enjoy reading, playing with my kids, practicing yoga, and using the technology I am so fond of in my everyday life. I suffer from chronic pain due to Psoriatic Arthritis but I don’t let that get me down and try to stay active in my community.

I started blogging in 2008 and have been growing personally and professionally ever since. Blogging and writing have become not only my passion but a way of life. On the pages of ToBeThode, you will find articles about me and my family, raising children, funny (or not-so-funny) anecdotes, books I love (or don’t), recipes I create, essential oils, and some reviews and giveaways too. You may see glimpses of my family pets; we have dogs, cats, rabbits, and guinea pigs. You may also see my love of technology as I am attached to my tablet, Mac Pro, or smartphone at all times. I love to travel and do so whenever possible so you may even go along with me (virtually, of course) from time to time to different destinations.

Through ToBeThode, I have been recognized in the St Louis area as a both a mom blogger and lifestyle blogger and I work with a variety of local organizations. In addition, I enjoy working with companies as a Blog Ambassador and spokesperson. Little Tikes, Verizon, Chick-Fil-A, Children’s Claritin, Coppertone Sun Screen, Build a Bear Workshop, Veggie Tales, Zhu Zhu Pets, Energizer, Purex, and Soft Scrub are examples of companies I have been designated a Blog Ambassador for, or represented in my writing for campaigns and in public appearances. I have also been a panelist for the Show Me the Blog Conference, sharing my thoughts and experiences on “mom blogging”.

ToBeThode is a look into the craziness that is my life.  Enjoy!