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.

25+ Christmas Crafts for Little Ones

My girls love to do arts and crafts, especially when they are holiday-themed! Even before Thanksgiving, they were asking to do some Christmas crafts. Now that December is finally here, I will kindly oblige! I’ve rounded up the cutest Christmas crafts and activities for toddlers, preschoolers, and more.

From handmade ornaments and festive sensory play to paper Christmas tree art and cereal candy canes, your little one will LOVE these Christmas crafts! Click through to see them all…

How We Celebrate Advent with Baby

Advent is one of my favorite times of the year. To us, it’s more than a countdown to Christmas. Advent is a time to pause and reflect, to anticipate and wait for the goodness that is Christmas and its message. Advent is a celebration of love.

Each year, we celebrate Advent as a family, doing fun, festive things together each and every day leading up to Christmas. With Margot’s first Christmas, we’re making sure to include her in our Advent festivities.

Here are our favorite ways to celebrate Advent with a baby…

Christmas Play Dough Fun for Toddlers

My girls LOVE to do fun projects, arts, and crafts – especially if they are CHRISTMAS related! They always ask to do play dough, and even though I sort of hate the stuff, I said “yes” last week and came up with this fun Christmas play dough activity for my girls. It’s an easy one to do and it kept my girls entertained for a long time! Here’s what you need…

50 of the Most Unique Baby Names for Boys and Girls

If you are expecting a little one, you might be looking for a unique name for your baby — a name that hasn’t ever appeared on any “most popular” list, and one that your little one won’t share with a handful of others in school.

My husband and I always liked unique baby names for our girls. We have three girls — Adair Lynden, Ingrid Grey, and Margot Joan – each with a different, beautiful name.

I’ve done a bit of research for you all and came up with a list of 50 of the most unique baby names for boys and girls. Which ones are your favorite?

Our "Three-Gift" Rule

Like most things in our life, we try to make Christmas a simple and meaningful holiday. Instead of going crazy on presents for our girls, we have a three-gift limit. Of course, we get them a few stocking stuffers, but they each get three main gifts — something to wear, something to read, and something to play with…

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