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.

Dating My Husband with Baby in Tow

At the start of 2014, I made three goals for the year. One was to spend more “alone time” with my husband. More dates, more conversations, more late nights dedicated to hanging out and spending time together instead of doing dishes or other chores around the house. With three kiddos, alone time is a rarity. From the time he gets home from work until we put our kids to bed, it’s busy, busy, busy! Our Chatty Kathy toddlers and our newborn babe fill our evenings. Both of us are plenty aware of how important time together is for our marriage and for our family. I once heard a saying that went something like, “happy parents = happy kids.” I’m sure there’s some truth to that. Margot is just now 3 months old, and I am proud to say that we’ve actually done a really good job of getting away for some “us” time. Here’s how we do it…

How I'm Documenting Margot's First Year

To document Margot’s first year, I wanted to do something cute, but also simple. I have always loved the idea of taking weekly photos, capturing her growth and progress for an entire year. But, it always seemed like a BIG job, something that I certainly wouldn’t have time for. Turns out, it’s a lot easier than I thought! With a super simple backdrop and a few cute “props” from her room, I’ve been able to take some pretty adorable photos of Margot each week…

10 Signs Your Baby is No Longer a Newborn

Margot is officially 12 weeks old now, and I’ll be honest, it breaks my heart. I LOVE the newborn stage. LOVE IT. I’m a sucker for teeny tiny babies too small for their clothes, the “newborn baby” smell, and the adorable puppy sounds they make during their first few weeks of life. Now that Margot is 12 weeks old, I’m realizing that she’s not a newborn anymore…

A Toy Story Themed Nursery

Dreaming of a Disney-themed room for your soon-to-be little one? This Toy Story themed nursery is adorable. A remake of Andy’s room, this room was almost 100% DIY-ed for baby girl Parker. From handpainted clouds to vintage toys, everything came together so cute! Click through to see the details…

30 Adorable Baby Name Pairs for Twins

I have two friends who are expecting for the very first time, and both of them are pregnant with twins! They have some names picked out, but I thought it would be fun to brainstorm some more possibilities for them. (Ha!) Some people name their twins similarly, giving them names that either have a similar sound (Everly & Oliver,) have the same number of syllables (Mason & Daphne,) or start with the same letter (Lydia & Luke.) As a former teacher, I kind of have a love affair with alliteration, so I put together 30 adorable baby name pairs for twins! What do you think of these?

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