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.

A Sneaky Green Smoothie for a Hot Summer Day

One trick for getting my babes to eat some veggies is sneaking them into smoothies and popsicles at home! When I first heard about adding leafy greens to my smoothies, I thought there was NO WAY you wouldn’t be able to taste the veggies. But then I gave it a shot and it’s true! You don’t even know they’re in there!

When my girls began to get a little more picky about their food, I decided to give these green smoothies a try. And sure enough, my girls LOVE them. They have no idea how much spinach, kale, and flax seed they’re consuming and it’s awesome. (Muahaha!!!) A lot of times, we’ll freeze these into popsicle molds, too! Perfect for a hot summer day!

10 Things I Love About Margot at 10 Weeks Old

Miss Margot is growing too fast for this mama’s heart. I love the newborn stage and I can see it fading away. Even though it makes me sad to leave that stage behind, it’s pretty excited to watch her grow and develop and reveal more of her little personality…

The Best Trick for Getting Your Kiddo to Eat Veggies

No joke, getting my kids to eat is one of the hardest parts of being a parent of little ones. When they were tiny babes and exploring new tastes, they’d try everything! Now that they are a little bit older, it’s hard to tell what they’ll eat and what they won’t. We have tried all of the tricks in the book for getting them to eat veggies – mixing them into smoothies or pasta sauce, cutting them into cute shapes, letting them eat dip along with it, etc. None of these things work very well for my girls. Click through to see what has worked the best…

A Smoothie for Mom & Baby

With the summer heat on its way, I’ve been searching for recipes that’ll help us cool off! These peanut butter & banana smoothies are the perfect thing. Not only are they packed with protein, they are delicious! My toddler girls love them, too. Plus, they are a milk booster because of the oats and flax seed. (Great for nursing mothers!) And let’s be real, they taste like dessert! Sometimes we’ll even freeze them into popsicle molds! Click through for the recipe…

8 Things I Wish People Had Told Me Before Having a Baby

When I had my first baby, I was pretty young. And I was the first one in my group of friends to have a baby. I didn’t have a ton of people to come to for baby advice. My husband and I did it on our own. We didn’t read books or go to classes. We just learned by experience and did everything we thought would be best for our child. Not much has changed now that we have three beautiful girls. Every day is a learning experience in parenting! But, I have to admit, there are a few things that would have been nice to know BEFORE we had a baby, the things we had to figure out the hard way…

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