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.

30+ "Adventurous" Baby Names for Brave Little Boys & Girls

Being strong and brave is something that we talk about almost daily in our home. With three little girls, it’s easy to tell them they’re pretty or cute or adorable. We have to make a conscious effort to make sure they know how strong and brave, funny and smart they are. We don’t want them growing up thinking that looks are the only important thing — we want them to have a diverse childhood. Instead of just playing with baby dolls, we want them exploring. We want them climbing trees and running through fields, throwing rocks and exploring nature. We want them to be adventurers!

If you are hoping for the same, consider an adventurous name for your little one. Here are 30+ examples of adventurous baby names for boys and girls…

30 Ways to Help Your Baby Get More Sleep

Sleep is easily the hardest part of the baby years. Some babies are decent sleepers, while others seem to loathe it. While it is a fact that babies spend the majority of their early life sleeping, it can be hard to get your baby to fall asleep. As a mom of 3, I can say that each of my girls had completely different sleep habits. What worked for 1 did not work for the other, and so on… I polled some friends and family members, asking them what sleep tips they had and here’s what they had to say…

A Quaint & Cozy Nursery for Baby

When I found out I was pregnant with Baby #3, I was worried we had outgrown our home. We rent a small farmhouse, so I wasn’t sure she’d be able to have a room of her own. During my pregnancy, our older daughters (ages 2 and 3) began to share a room, which opened up a tiny little room that was perfect for a nursery! Since we rent, we aren’t allowed to paint and we have to be careful with what we put on the walls. With some inspiration and a little bit of planning, we put together a really sweet nursery for our Margot. It’s small, but so cozy. It’s quaint, in the loveliest of ways! Best of all, she seems to love it! Click through to see the details of her sweet room…

3 Months of Margot

Last week marked three months of little miss Margot. Her birth seems long ago, yet the past three months have flown by. What I was calling “survival mode” has turned into our new normal. I feel like I have a pretty good handle on life with three little ones, now. That doesn’t mean it’s not crazy from time to time. It just means I feel like we have created a sweet little rhythm.

It took around two months for us to get all of our breastfeeding kinks worked out, and Margot has been nursing beautifully since. Around 12 weeks, Margot decided to become the best little babe on the planet, sleeping all night long, and napping well during the day, too. I’m serious. She’ll sleep in the middle of the floor with the vacuum going or her sisters running around, acting like hooligans in the background!

10 Must-Do Summer Projects for Little Ones

I can’t believe we’re already nearing the end of July! Summer is FLYING by! However, some days seem to linger on. If you are looking for some fun ideas of things to do with your little one during the summer months, consider 1 of these fabulous creative projects! From sensory play to creative art, your little one will have a BLAST with these ideas and will bust summer boredom in a flash…

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