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.

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…

Margot's First Camping Trip

With my first baby, I was pretty timid about getting out of the house. I was especially wary of doing things that might throw her off. I was hesitant about trips and vacations and overnights and anything else that might mess up her schedule. Everything revolved around her needs. But the more comfortable I got as a mom, I realized that babies are pretty flexible. In fact, newborn babes are kind of a piece of cake. (You realize this when you have a toddler and a THREEnager.) When they’re not yet walking or talking or getting into trouble, they almost become the easiest ones to take care of.

I’ve got a 3-year-old, a 2-year-old, and a newborn. (Ahem, hands full!) Last weekend, my husband and I took them all camping. I know you probably think we’re crazy, but we had a blast. And truth be told, Margot (the newborn) was the easiest camper of all. She still eats around the clock and she still sleeps most of the day away, so she probably didn’t even know we were in a new place.

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