Happy Strong Home


Celebrating the seasons of parenting, natural living, travel with kids, home education, and crafts!

Julie is a winner of Top 25 Family Blogs by Moms - 2013

What's your favorite family tradition?

As a family with two small boys, we love to take day trips around our state. The short visits to local venues keep our days fresh and fun. Each year we go to a local orchard for apple picking, cider donuts and lunch - this is probably my favorite tradition so far!

What's the most challenging thing about being both a blogger and a mom?

Being a mom and a blogger, the most challenging part is balancing my work load, and making sure my children never EVER feel that I am choosing my blogging work over them. Even when we review toys and clothing for the boys, I try to keep the photography fun and upbeat and part of the play, or else discreetly take photos while they're not paying attention. My boys come first!

What's the most rewarding thing about being a mom?

The unimaginable love that radiates back to me from my children. And how they inspire me to be my best self. Finding projects and activities for them keeps me on my toes and stretching my creativity!