Lacy Stroessner

Lacy is a wife, mom, teacher, and dreamer, determined to live a BIG life in a simple way. She writes at Living on Love where she shares inspiration for doing just that. From great recipes and fun projects to adventures in the outdoors and experiences in parenting, Lacy believes in living a meaningful life on a daily basis. In addition to her blog, you can find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

5 Ways We Teach Our Kids About Being Thankful

Like most parents, we hope that our children grow up to be thankful for what they have, no matter what. We hope to teach them to have a grateful heart, from a very early age. In today’s world of having tons of “stuff” and always wanting more, it can be difficult to teach our children about being thankful.

Here are 5 ways my husband and I teach our kids about being thankful…

Six Things to Celebrate About Six Months with Margot

Our sweet Margot (pronounced Mar-go) Joan is 6 months old this week. Like every mother in the history of the universe, I can’t believe how fast the time has gone. No, but seriously. I swear I was pregnant with her for at least two years, and now she’s already 6 months old.

Can we all shed a tear really quick about the difference between these two photos!?!

Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy Moms

As a mom of three, I know just how difficult it can be to prepare a delicious meal each night of the week. I love to cook, but sometimes, there aren’t enough hours in the day to get it all done. I really hate feeding my kids fast food, and going to restaurants gets too expensive, so I’ve tried my best to freeze meals ahead of time and to utilize my slow cooker.

I’ve rounded up 15+ delicious slow cooker recipes that you can easily make in a morning or afternoon. At dinnertime, you’ll have a hot meal ready to go with very little prep! A MUST for busy moms! Click through to see them all…

10 Signs You're Ready to Have a Baby

A lot of my friends who don’t have children ask me how I knew I was ready to have a baby. And sort of like falling in love, I just knew. I think every person is different. Some people have a bunch of things they’d like to do before they have children, while other people are surprised with babies and can’t wait to welcome them into the world. To each his own.

But, if you think you might be ready to become a parent, here are 10 obvious signs to look for…

10 Halloween Crafts & Activities for Kids

October is here, which means we can officially start celebrating Halloween! My girls are feeling festive and are quite excited to begin doing Halloween-themed arts and crafts! I scoured the internet and found the most adorable Halloween crafts for kids of every age!

From pumpkin play dough to spooky tic-tac-toe, your little ones will LOVE these Halloween activities!

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