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.

3-Day Potty Training with Free Printable

Potty training is most parent’s least favorite part of the early years. In my experience, each child trains differently. Some children are excited and ready to train, while others are pretty reluctant. We have been trying to train our toddler for some time now. Just the other day, I came across this awesome 3-day plan and knew I had to share it with you here…

Our Fall Bucket List

It’s no secret that autumn is absolutely my favorite time of year. From cooler temperatures and earlier sunsets to apple picking and visiting the pumpkin patch, I have always loved the fall season. With kiddos in tow, it has become even more fun. We love family hikes on our favorite trails, decorating the house for fall, and dressing up for Halloween! To celebrate the season, I thought I’d make a fall bucket list – all things I hope to do with my family this autumn!

8 Beginner Chores for Toddlers

As your baby grows, they become more and more of their own little person. With that, comes learning about responsibility and taking care of yourself. With our girls, we have tried our best to teach them how to clean up after themselves, at a pretty early age. Somewhere around 18 months, our girls were old enough to understand the basics of chores, and could easily do them with our help. If you are wondering where to start, consider one of these eight chores…

Cool Whip Painting

My girls have always loved sensory play. They love to explore new tastes and textures, sounds, and smells. They REALLY love anything that makes a mess. We’ve been doing Cool Whip painting for several years. It’s especially great for little ones who love to put everything in their mouths! Here’s how you can do your own Cool Whip painting at home…

How to Organize a Playgroup

When I first became a stay-at-home mom, I didn’t know many other moms who I could get together with during the day. Most of my friends either don’t have children, or they work away from home. I took my girls out and about, to the library, the nature center, the park, etc., but it was always just me and them. We didn’t really have any friends to meet up with.

A few months ago, I decided that enough was enough. For my sanity’s sake, I needed to have some mom friends. I needed to be able to talk to some adult humans during my week. I needed a playgroup! It would be good for me, and it would be good for my girls. So, I took some initiative and started one on my own. Here’s how I went about it…

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