A way in the wilderness

A way in the wilderness

by Lisa Siemens June 17, 2019

I had asked God before we went to this appointment, many times, to surprise us with Joy. I was only expecting sadness, for things to go exactly as they had before. Though we felt He was telling us that He was doing a new thing, I still refused to believe it. That day we walked out, surprised by Joy by a faithful God who showed me compassion and love throughout all my disbelief.

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The icing on the cake

The icing on the cake

by Lisa Siemens June 10, 2019

After the surgery I laid there feeling so many emotions that were the opposite of what I had anticipated feeling. I felt sad, scared, lonely, and guilty. I had two babies, but I did not get to meet them or hold them or even know if they were going to live.

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A routine ER visit turns life-threatening and Rory's fight for life begins

A routine ER visit turns life-threatening and Rory's fight for life begins

by Lisa Siemens February 06, 2019

The medical team that cared for Rory over the months that followed saved his life more than once and continually went above and beyond in their quick thinking, calm demeanour and outpouring of love and support for the Heuving family. These local heros did the right things at the right times to save the life of a baby boy who had everything working against him. 

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Why fit in when you were born to stand out?!

Why fit in when you were born to stand out?!

by Lisa Siemens December 22, 2018

15 years ago, I found myself on the other side of the world, my heart bursting with love for a baby boy. A baby boy who was abandoned in a hospital in Krivoy Rog Ukraine. His mother was HIV+, and nurses wouldn’t give him a chance.

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Baby Octopi Turns One

Baby Octopi Turns One

by Lisa Siemens May 15, 2018

May 15, 2018 marks Baby Octopi's one year anniversary! Lately I have found myself reflecting so much on my journey to entrepreneurship. Over the past year I have surpassed goals, cried through disapointments and grown in a way I never expected.

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Teamwork makes the Dream Work!

Teamwork makes the Dream Work!

by Lisa Siemens April 19, 2018

Heidi makes every Octopus that we sell by hand and does so right from her home, which has now become a core value of our company. Offering flexible employment to moms is important to us and, as we add new products to our shop it continues to be our preferred method of product creation!

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