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I am a freelance writer & blogger. I write posts on my blog for families. I write about the joy and beauty of motherhood, kids, and family. I also write about family travel, recipes, DIY projects, pets, and occasionally about faith. I enjoy writing humor pieces about kids and motherhood as well.
I love playing in the kitchen and creating new recipes, both vegetarian and meat-containing since my family is composed of both vegetarians and meat-eaters. I hope you like to eat because I will share lots of delicious recipes on my blog:)
I also write posts about youth sports and health including my Children’s Healthcare Series .
I write about family travel tips and experiences to share. I love learning about a place from someone else before I visit it, so I share my tips from my family’s trips to help other families.
I also review products that I love. I only include reviews of products that I have used and find helpful for families and mothers.
I hope you stick around and read some of my posts. I would love it if you signed up to join my Blog Family! (You can sign up on the top bar) I send emails about once a week on Tuesday or Wednesday, sometimes Thursday if I have a super busy week, and I publish posts about two to three times a week.
I chose an affinity symbol because I plan to keep writing and creating and I never plan to stop. This image inspires me.
Personal Info about Me:
I am a wife and a mother to three boys. I have a science and medical backgroud. I have worked as a Pediatric Nurse at a children’s hospital and in a pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant unit, as a Junior Scientist at a university working with cancer cell studies, as a Data-manager at the U of M in Bone Marrow Transplant, and as a veterinary assistant/receptionist. I became a SAHM when our third son was born. Now I am writing for this blog and other websites as a freelance writer.
I am a frequent volunteer in my kids’ school classrooms.
During my six year stint as a SAHM I worked in a few volunteer positions including three years as Treasurer for the PTA and fundraiser chair. I also served two years as Mom’s Club president.
What I Love:
I love color and taking pictures. I am an amateur photographer so I love using my own photos on my blog. I am a vegetarian (yep, the veggie is me!) who respects that everyone makes their own lifestyle choices. I still cook meat for my family. I love to cook. I really love to cook. Baking is also a love of mine because I love sweets. I love animals and pet, nature, and traveling. I manage to make a scrapbook here and there.
I enjoy hanging out with my family and our two pet dogs we adopted from rescue groups and two guinea pigs. In the summer we love to swim in our pool and in the winter we love to ski. I spend many hours watching my boys’ sports games and I truly love it! I’m an avid fan of my boys! I also love to garden.
I am a Christian and I love Jesus. I love my church because it is actually relevant to today and interesting. I learn so much from our pastors. They are truly amazing speakers so I learn a ton listening to them.
In addition to my articles published here, I have been published on Huffington Post (honored to have been featured three times too!), Her View From Home, Red Tricycle, Sammiches and Psych Meds, Parent.co, The Mighty, Manifest Station, The Good Mother Project, & Scary Mommy. I have also written guest posts for other websites as well. Check out the links to these posts on this page https://www.juliehoagwriter.com/other-sites-i-am-on/
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p.s. I took this photo in my garden. I couldn’t believe I actually captured the bee!
We are All an Original
Who you are makes a difference, in all that you do. It’s not that what we say is ever original, but who we are when we say it, that is what makes it original. Circumstances and personal character make situations new; circumstances and personal character make conversations new and important. It doesn’t matter if someone said the same thing as you five hundred times, it’s still different because it comes from a unique place inside someone who is an individual. We are all an original.
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