Tag: motherhood

Natural Remedies for Treating Eczema

Natural Remedies for Treating Eczema

Eczema can often feel like an uphill battle. Staying on top of the dry skin to prevent flare ups is key to success. But sometimes, they just happen. Sometimes it’s due to food allergies, gut problems or sensitivities, the change in climate, or something that 

Apple Cinnamon Donuts- Gluten Free & Vegan

Apple Cinnamon Donuts- Gluten Free & Vegan

If you’ve got a sweet tooth like me, treats are just hard to kick; which is why I’m all about the healthier versions.  Enter baked apple cinnamon donuts!  I think donuts are one of my favorite foods, especially on a foggy Sunday morning. Maybe they 

The Ultimate Activity List to Survive Home Quarantine

The Ultimate Activity List to Survive Home Quarantine

Well 2020 has been a year to remember…already.  You’re most likely being ordered to STAY HOME during this COVID-19 crisis and wondering what in the world to do now?!  Or maybe you’ve done ALL the things and need a few more ideas and activities for 

Unplanned ≠ Unwanted

Unplanned ≠ Unwanted

An unplanned pregnancy does NOT equal an unwanted baby THREE kids UNDER the age of THREE years old was not something we thought up for our future… but, apparently, God had other plans for us.  Looking at that very faint positive pregnancy test, literally made 

Birth Story: Trey Elliot

Birth Story: Trey Elliot

Trey Elliot Siemens Born 9-21-19 11:38 am  8 lbs 19.25 in  Here is the birth story of our unexpected blessing.  Backstory  The day before my actual due date was my 40 week prenatal appointment. My midwife checked things out and said I was 3-4 centimeters 

Birth Story: Jace Taylor

Birth Story: Jace Taylor

Jace Taylor Siemens Born 6-22-18 1:19am  8lbs oz 19.5 in  Here is his birth story… Backstory   Pregnancy with Jace (our second child) was a challenge, to say the least. In the third trimester, he “dropped” early, which created a ton of pelvic pressure and 

Birth Story: Jaxson Scott

Birth Story: Jaxson Scott

Jaxson Scott Siemens Born 11-29-16 12:52am  7lbs 3oz 21.5in Our lives changed forever the moment we held him in our arms. So here is his birth story… Pre-labor  It was a beautiful fall day and I was 39 weeks and 5 days pregnant. I woke 

What To Expect With A Newborn And Your Sleep

What To Expect With A Newborn And Your Sleep

As you know, I love to share about honest motherhood experiences, so here you go- when it comes to sleeping with a newborn, the STRUGGLE is real folks. ☾ YOU’RE NOT ALONE! #TEAMNOSLEEP It’s expected for new parents to feel absolutely drained from a lack 

Unexpected Struggles with Nursing And How to Overcome Them!

Unexpected Struggles with Nursing And How to Overcome Them!

 Nursing your new little one is one of the best ways to connect and bond. It’s a special time between mommy and baby that nobody else can experience. BUT, nursing may be bring some unexpected hardships and might not be as easy as you think.  Read 

5 Tips For Making the Most of Your Uncomfortable Pregnancy

5 Tips For Making the Most of Your Uncomfortable Pregnancy

“Pregnancy is easy”… said no mom ever (well maybe some, but I haven’t met them). Although your body is doing the most incredible thing ever, it coincides with nausea, back aches, heart burn, round ligament pain, swollen hands & feet, headaches, exhaustion, constipation…okay I’ll stop,