About Julai And Happy Hearty Home

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Hello everyone! Welcome to Happy Hearty Home and thank you for dropping by.

I am Julai, a happy stay-at-home-mama of 2 wonderful, healthy, and super active boys born in 2017 and 2019.

photo of the owner of happy hearty home

I am a Filipina married to a Spanish/Catalan beekeeper.

We speak in a mixture of Catalan, Spanish, English, and Visayan on a daily basis and this is because I am not fluent in speaking Catalan nor Spanish.:(

So, I have to mix everything up to have a good conversation. 🙂

I worked as an au pair in Denmark and Norway for a total of 4 years, and a househelp in Spain for 8 years.

How I Got Into All These.

3 months into my first pregnancy in 2017, my sense of smell started to act up. I couldn’t take the smell of the store-bought cleaning products we had at home. It made me sick!

So, I started to research (a.k.a. Google, YouTube, and books) about natural alternatives to store-bought cleaning products and the research led me to the world of natural alternatives to lessen toxins in the home and a lot of DIY (do-it-yourself) tutorials on how to make and do it.

Then upon more readings and video watching, I came across the real food movement, then it led me to low waste movement, homemade stuff, and reusable/washable products, then it led me to homesteading and sustainable living, and then it led me to minimalism.

And I discovered and learned a lot more interesting things after that. It was like finding a treasure that led me to more.

My Passion For Healthy Eating

All those discoveries made me passionate in learning more about healthy eating and how we can practice it at home as a family.

Healthy eating is something that I take more seriously now that I have my own family.

As a mom, I know it’s one of my many responsibilities to make sure that my family is eating healthy as possible.

My interest in healthy eating intensified just recently as I lost 9.6 lbs in 3 weeks without taking slimming pills or slimming coffee, but just by eating healthy.

I am now more excited to dig deeper into healthy eating in the hope of maintaining my current weight for good (and hopefully shedding off a bit more) and for my entire family to be healthier than before.

Enjoying a beautiful day with my kids.

The Birth Of Happy Hearty Home

I created this site because I want to share with you all the things that I have learned and those that I will still learn along the way about healthy eating, easy recipes, and some tips, hacks, useful information, and thoughts about motherhood and family life.

I thought before that my family was already eating fairly healthy.

But after reading more articles about healthy eating, I just realized that we are still consuming a lot of processed foods. 🙁

One of the many goals now is to slowly eliminate these processed foods and to find ways to replace them with healthier versions, be it homemade or store-bought.

Please don’t think that we have it all figured out because we don’t! We haven’t even scratched the surface yet.

Our family is still eating junk foods, drinking soft drinks, and consuming other unhealthy foods!

But we are SLOWLY making progress. 

I am putting emphasis on SLOWLY because  I believe that a tiny bit of progress is still progress.

Picnic with my boys.

Come and join my family and together, let’s learn more about healthy eating and how we can practice it at home as a family.

If you ever need a hand or have questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

To A Happier & Healthier Family,


Owner, Happy Hearty Home

email: julai@happyheartyhome.com


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