The Spirit of Insufficiency.

I’ve been having weird dreams. Anyone who has been pregnant can testify that odd brain wanderings are just a side effect of the crazy hormonal ride the female body is subject to in the name of creating a tiny human, so while still a bit bizarre, this is nothing new to me. Said brain wanderings…

Newborn Cloth Review

Alright, we made it folks! We survived our second newbornhood and are feeling like champs over here at The Linda House. We had a bit of a fun first couple of weeks diaper-wise as our tiny babe was born at only 6.5lbs and only a couple of our newborn diapers (the Thirsties all-in-ones) fit under…

Kiernan’s Birth Story

Alright, disclaimer (in case you didn’t gather it from the title): this is a BIRTH STORY complete with references to female anatomy, bodily fluids, and medical procedures that were involved in the beautiful process of our children entering the world. If any of that makes you uncomfortable, this probably isn’t the right blog post for…

How to Build a Modern Nursery for Under $500.

I’m pretty sure the first thought that crosses every new parent’s mind after the stick peeing experience is deemed positive and the HOLY COW WE’RE HAVING A BABY dialogue has commenced is “how on earth are we going to pay for all of this?” While I would be lying if I said that children aren’t…

Cloth Diapering a Newborn.

Newborn cloth diapering is an entirely different ball game than one-sized diapering. If you’ve been following along with my cloth posts (check out this post if you want to start at the beginning of our cloth journey), then you know that so called “one size” diapers rarely fit until around 10-12lbs. While some champion mamas birth…

We are all Supremacists.

Unless you live under a rock, you’ve likely heard about the rallies in Charlottesville. Oddly enough, my Facebook feed has been fairly void of bible-thumping friends in the wake of this appalling display, which seems pretty… well, strange. Maybe we are still in shock that so much hate exists right in the heart of our…

Second Baby Must-Haves & Don’t Needs.

The awesome thing about round two when it comes to tiny humans is that you already have many of the necessary items for the newborn stage, so the “must haves” are actually much more like wants. This makes shopping a whole lot more exciting (I mean would you rather shop for a breast pump or…

The Greatest Contribution.

For those of you who don’t know (since it is rarely a topic of conversation these days), I made a few trips to Haiti in my teen years. The longest trip was roughly three months in duration, and occurred just after my seventeenth birthday. Being a missionary was my greatest heart and calling from Holy…

Rainbow Babies and Life Changes.

Finding time to blog while simultaneously caring for a tiny person, running a business, and fumbling through nursing school can be a lot like finding a dry leaf in the middle of a thunderstorm. Things have been frazzled and thrown together in a flurry of procrastination here at the Linda House, but I am happy…

What Miscarriage Really Looks Like.

It has been two months since we experienced a fetal demise. That’s what they call it in the world of OB offices, pap smears and ultrasound pulses. That’s what the doctor said as he instructed the receptionist to schedule blood tests for my dwindling HCG. That’s what she repeated with an acceptable amount of sympathy while expressing her…

The Ones that made The Stash.

In the cloth diapering community, a diaper collection is routinely referred to as a “stash.” Many families choose to use a variety of cloth diapers to accommodate any situation life may throw at them. If you are interested in the kinds of cloth diapers, check out my previous post here. If you’re just starting to get curious and…

Anxiety, Christianity, and Resolutions.

The truth is, anxiety can be brutal. If you’re anything like me you have the high-functioning kind that forces you to stay busy and one step ahead, constantly battling with yourself to get ALL THE THINGS done and done perfectly, which leaves little room for error. When error does occur, it is the crippling, panic-inducing…