Now Will You be Honest With Me?

As I contemplate and pray over the direction this blog will travel, I’m wondering if you’ll help me out and share your interests with me. Since the blog is so much “mine” I tend to not see the obvious and could use some eyes and ears for a little bit.

Reader Survey

In filling out the survey above (very short – promise) you’ll be helping me shape the very foundation of Naturally Knocked All I ask is that you be honest and constructive in your feedback. In addition, I’ll also offer up a last minute giveaway(till Sat). If you leave a comment here on this post after complete the survey (it will direct you back here) I’ll giveaway the winners choice of the following:

  • Enrollment into the Natural Fertility Workshop
  • Stephanie’s book “Real Food on a Real Budget”
  • Katie’s book “Healthy Snacks on the Go”
  • Kate’s book “In the Kitchen, Real Food Basics”
  • (no – the bloggers above have no idea…I’m funding them myself)

Thank you so much for your interest in Naturally Knocked Up! I truly value each and every one of you.

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About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.


  1. I filled out the survey! I think you are doing a wonderful job! I really enjoy your blog!

  2. filled out the survey… keep up the great information

  3. Kimberly S. says:

    I filled out the survey, though I didn’t have too many extra thoughts. I’ve appreciated learning from you and look forward to more in the future!

  4. I filled out the survey. Bless your heart!

  5. I filled out the survey. Thanks for everything!

  6. I filled out the survey. I think you do a great job, and I’m sorry to hear about the negativity and judgments you’ve received. You are offering a wonderful service to your readers!

  7. appreciated your last post too

  8. I filled out the survey. Your blog was the first blog I found that put me on the path to preparing my body for pregnancy. Your knowledge and the information you share has been vital in my quest for better health. Thank you.

  9. I’ve been surveyed. As heather stated, your blog was also the first that I found that put me on the path to natural living. Now you’re a part of a battery of blogs that inspire me to make traditional healthy changes and connect to my body – thank you!

  10. Donielle, I just want to affirm what you are doing. You are a blessing. When you doubt your mission, please remember those of us that would have never had any idea that the SAD was bad for us. You have catalyzed my kitchen into a work zone rather than a convenience shop. I hope that knowledge gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling.

    Thank you for considering your readerships’ opinions. I appreciate that about you and the survey that you built.

  11. I filled out the survey too. I’m new, so I chose neutral on several things, but I’ve really enjoyed your blog so far!

  12. I filled out your survey! As so many have already said, I have learned so much from your blog and look forward to seeing more!

  13. Thanks for all you do — I hope you feel encouraged by the survey comments!

  14. I filled out the survey.

    I love your blog and have been blessed by it tremendously!

  15. I filled out the survey, thanks for all the good work you do!

  16. I filled out the survey. I love the name of you blog- Sorry people said mean things to you about it.

  17. just did survey…thank you for this site…you have recently opened our eyes and my family will forever be changed. I am a mother of 3 little ones and we are really trying…I need more of the “after the beginning”…we have already done the removing of processed and eating raw foods…now I need more 😉 Can you direct me?

  18. I filled out the survey. I really like your blog, and I’m sorry you’ve encountered so much negativity!

  19. I completed the survey! As someone who has struggled with PCOS and infertility, I really appreciate your blog. You’re the first resource I turn to when I need info regarding nutrition and trying to conceive. Thanks for all your hard work!

  20. Thanks so much for all your posts! your site was suggested to my by a friend who know that I’m having difficulty getting pregnant and I love it!

  21. I filled out the survey. I have really been enjoying your blog and look forward to delving into the real food movement in greater depth with the coming year. I just enrolled in the e-course and am really quite excited about it! THANK YOU for sharing your information with us!

  22. Survey complete… Thank you for all you do and share!

  23. alexis vega says:

    survey finished–i love your blog, keep up the good work!

  24. Completed survey. I find your site inspiring.

  25. Did the survey! Thanks for blogging!

  26. I finished the survey. Did not have many answers on how to improve the site. I like how it is.

  27. Althought I’m fairly new to your website, it is so appealing to me! I think there is a wealth of information that you are so generously sharing. Thank you! Oh, and I completed the survey just now.

  28. Donielle,

    I just found your blog 2 months ago and this week I am doing a simplified version of your cleanse. I had an ectopic pregnancy 18 months ago and lost a fallopian tube in the process. My husband and I have to conceive, but your blog has been encouraging and hopeful- that there are practical steps I can take! Thank you so much! And whenever I tell my (Christian) friends the name of your blog, they smile and think its great! (As do I!) May the Lord lead you…as there is no way you will please everyone.

    Thank you!

  29. I filled out the survey. Thank you for such a great blog!

  30. I just completed the survey. I have to tell you that I love your blog and LOVE the name of your blog. i find it odd that some are offended by it, Christian or not. My husband and I are attempting to get pregnant, we have already had one miscarriage, and lots of times we joke about us never getting “knocked up” while others so easily do. I just want you to know that you are an encouragement to me and I have learned so much from you. Thanks!

  31. I filled out the survey! I think you are doing a great job! Keep it up!

  32. Looking forward to all the exciting things to come 😀 I have a loaf of Kefir bread rising in the oven now that I found here today.

  33. I filled out the survey. I really don’t know what people are about when they criticize someone who is so generously sharing their knowledge, especially about such an important subject. Thank you for all you do. I’ve recommended your site to a couple of women that are very dear to me that have struggled with infertility.

  34. I filled out the survey! You are doing a great service! May God bless you!

  35. Done! Bless you and all you do!

  36. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your website and facebook page. Your recipes are simple and easy to make and the information is just perfectly given, not to deep not to fluff.

    I filled out the survey. Keep up the good work. I think you are awesome!

  37. Leah Alexander says:

    I filled out the survey for you- thank you for being interested in what we think!

  38. I just completed the survey, and wanted to add that you’re doing a great thing here! Whatever direction the Lord leads you, know that you’ve made a difference in so many lives!

  39. Done! You are awesome, Donielle. Thank you for all you do.

  40. Ditto to all that has been said before – love your website and am very appreciative of all the hard work you put into it – have recommended it to clients who are struggling with IF – love your suggestions for eating more intentionally – and to the naysayers, “Don’t criticize until you are doing it better”

  41. I completed the survey. I just want to thank you for all that you’ve done with this blog. I’ve been reading it for about a year now, and I’ve learned so much!

  42. I filled out the survey. You have a great website and I hope you continue to do what you do. I refer clients and friends to it all the time!

  43. Alana Friedrich says:

    I just filled out the survey! I’m not sure why some people think they need to criticize others and point out all their mistakes. It’s like they don’t see their own mistakes and shortcomings and must think they are without fault. I’m sure it’s very hard to just let the criticism go in-one-ear and out-the-other but I hope you’re able to. This is your blog and you have every right to post whatever you want and to share your opinion, if someone has a problem with it they have the right and ability to just not read.

  44. Filled out the survey.

    Thank you so much for all the information you put out. I have PCOS and would love more info :o)

    So appreciate all the work you put into this blog :)

  45. Did it! I love Naturally Knocked Up!

  46. I filled out your survey. Thank you for this blog. It is a blessing.

  47. I am not interested in fertility, but a friend “liked” you on facebook and your name was intriguing. I am so glad curiosity led me to you! You write in a voice I can relate to and your insight on all-around healthy living has been invaluable. I appreciate the reader posts and responses too.

  48. I took the survey. I enjoy reading your blog and have recommended you to several friends who are having trouble getting pregnant/have PCOS. There is a lot of valuable info on the site even for people who are not interested in fertility issues!

  49. I filled out the survey. Thanks for all you do. I enjoy your work!

  50. I filled out the survey. I really appreciate the information you give here and your recipes are fabulous. I especially love the grain free black bean brownies!

  51. I have enjoyed your website thus far, but I am a newbie (only a month or so) and haven’t fully explored the entire site. Love what I’ve seen!

  52. I did the survey – thanks for all you do!

  53. Very happy with your blog! I thoroughly enjoy reading each post. It is SUCH an encouragement to me and I truly appreciate it. Thanks!

  54. I filled out the survey!

  55. Did the survey!

  56. Filled out the survey :-)

  57. Did the survey!

  58. jamie lyerla says:

    I have enjoyed what I have read on your site- especially the recipes. I took the survey. Thanks

  59. Did the survey!

  60. Survey–done! I’d love to win enrollment into the Natural Fertility Workshop…I already have all those ebooks. :o)

  61. Took the survey! Thank you for everything!

  62. Took the survey :)

  63. Took the survey! Really enjoy the site!

  64. Sara Rooks says:

    Filled it out!

  65. Keep up the good work! :-)

  66. Thank you for sharing your heart in your last post. I love your blog. I am trying to make healthy changes to our lifestyle and your blog has been helpful. I hope the survey results are helpful!

  67. Sarah Bauer says:

    I did the survey! Thanks for all your advice and research Donielle!!

  68. Survey completed! Thanks for all you do for others!

  69. Survey completed. Thank you for your website!

  70. I took the survey – thank you for having such an awesome website!

  71. Took the survey.

  72. Took the survey!
    Thanks for the great website!

  73. Happy to give the feed back. I love your site! Would love to win the workshop enrollment!

  74. did the survey. would love to have healthy snacks on the go!

  75. I took the survey! I would love to win Katie’s book.

    Thank you for being so transparent in yesterday’s post. For what it’s worth – I would label myself as “ultra conservative” but I love the name of your blog!!! I don’t find anything “taboo” about it. I’m sorry that you’ve been treated unkindly.

  76. I did the survey!!

  77. I took the survey and love the website/blog. I’m new to it, but really appreciate all the info and your hard work.

  78. Did the survey! Really want to say that your blog has been a blessing. Your info on treating PCOS naturally really helped me and because of it (and a little traditional medical help) I now have my precious little one as of October. Thank you!

  79. Thanks for a great blog Donielle! I loved your eCourse and I love your recipes! I completed the survey, I hope it helps!

  80. I took your survey and I really enjoy your blog! God bless.

  81. I do enjoy your blog; good job!! My choice for a giveaway would be the “Healthy Snacks on the Go.”
    Keep up the good work!

  82. I took the survey. Thanks for the great blog!

  83. Stephanie M says:

    I finished the survey. I would love enrollment in a workshop. I have had so much trouble in the past and I’m almost ready to try again.

  84. Thanks for all the time and energy you have put into this blog. I’ve received so much helpful information and encouragement! I hope you gain some beneficial information from the survey and are encouraged by how many people you have been able to care for!

  85. Hello,

    Thanks for offering the survey! It’s always nice, as a reader, to have the opportunity to share what is most helpful to me.


  86. I did the survey!

  87. did the survey

  88. Marisa Anderson says:

    I completed the survey, it is great to be able to give feedback!

  89. Took the survey…would love to win the ecourse! Thanks for all of the info that you share with us!!!

  90. I took the survey!

    I absolutely love your blog (and the name!), and I consider myself to be a very conservative Christian woman. The name is actually one of the things that caught my attention and got me reading. You have been so uplifting and encouraging to me in my struggle with PCOS. Your E Course is exactly the thing I needed (I enrolled during a previous ‘cycle’) and I highly recommend it to anyone on here that is thinking about it.

    I would love to win Katie’s book “Healthy Snacks on the Go”.

  91. Did the survey! Thanks for your blog!

  92. I took it, though I’m a newbie – I enjoy the site!

  93. Did the survey! I would love enrollment in the online Fertility course!

  94. Took the survey! Love your site, I’ve been a long-time reader!

  95. Took the survey. I got hooked on your site through Amy’s Finer Things.

  96. take survey: check

  97. Did the Survey!! Love your site!

  98. Did the survey.

  99. Thanks, Donielle, for all the work you put into your site. It is valuable information that has definitely enriched my life! And thanks for asking for our feedback :)

  100. Thanks for making such a great blog! I’ve learned a lot from what you publish here! Glad I could fill out the survey for you!

  101. I love the name of your website….and consider myself quite conservative. It actually makes me smile when I think of it :)
    Filled out the survey.
    Keep up the great work….I love it here!

  102. I filled out a survey.

    And, by the way, I don’t think your site is too Christian-y.

  103. You have a beautiful blog! Thank you.

    Filled out the survey.

  104. Elizabeth says:

    Took your survey.

  105. I’m pretty new here but I’ve read a lot already, and I went ahead and filled out the survey. I like everything I’ve found here so far. Thank you for having this blog — I have been trying to incorporate NT type foods into my life over the last few years, but lately I’ve decided to make a more concerted effort. Finding this and a couple other blogs has definitely been encouraging both in that and in trying to live a healthier lifestyle in general – it helps the changes to seem more accessible and less intimidating :)

  106. I filled out your survey.

  107. Thanks for all the information you have shared with us. Keep it up!

  108. Thanks for your blog. I finished the survey

  109. Just read the crisis point blog entry and wanted to post again. I’m not a Christian, so I’m probably not your target audience, but I thought your e course was excellent, and I was happy to pay for it. It represented hours of your time and effort spent offering us well researched information. As I mentioned in the survey, My Dr. thought your material was very helpful. Further, this is your blog, and however you want to discuss your faith is your business. Again, as someone of a different faith, I thought your honesty and joy about your Christianity added to my experience here. Unlike some mama blogs, which can come across as unwelcoming. Anyway, just my 2 cents, and I hope you continue to chart your own path. Thanks

  110. Survey done and I said my piece- You’re a blessing! :)

  111. I like your website the way it is. Remeber that people who are quick to point fingers, usually have something to hide about themselves.

  112. I enjoy your blog and completed the survey. Thanks!

  113. Said my peace…but will again. You are awesome and have done a great job setting this up to give such amazing information.

  114. Love your blog..filled out survey!

  115. I truly believe that you are doing an amamzing job. All that I have learned from you is a blessing to me. I know that I found your blog/course by God’s guidance.

  116. Be still and know that He is God. I love your blog and have learned a lot from your ministry! Filled out a survey and would be happy to help again when needed!

  117. I loved your e-course and I love your blog. I filled out your survey.

  118. Joan Stoller says:

    Filled out your survey – you’ve helped me get started on a healthier path – time will tell if it’s more fertile!

  119. I’m very conservative and I also love your blog name… I don’t know how being Christian would require us to remove the term ‘knocked up’ from our vocabularies. :-) Hopefully this survey is of help to you! Stay positive, we love reading what you have to say.

  120. I am so happy I discovered your site! I love it! very informative.