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.

Tips & Tricks for Successful Babywearing

It’s no secret that I L-O-V-E babywearing. Sure, I loved it with my first. But once my second baby (and even my third) were born, babywearing became a lifestyle. We all know the perks of wearing your baby. Less crying, free hands, amazing bonding, strangers can’t touch them, easing breastfeeding, etc. You don’t have to lug around a carseat or stroller, either! And with other kids in tow, babywearing is a huge lifesaver. I can take my older girls to the park or to the library or to the store with my baby strapped to my chest the entire time. Margot (4 months) LOVES to be worn in a wrap or carrier. She is happy as a clam and would be perfectly content hanging out on me all day long if I let her. If you are curious about babywearing or if you have had babywearing troubles in the past, check out these helpful tips…

5 On-the-Go Essentials for Your Breastfed Babe

Thanks to Disney Baby for sponsoring this post and giving me Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers for free.

Little Miss Margot is exclusively breastfed at this point. We’ve worked really hard and overcome a lot, so I’m happy that I am able to nurse her. With two other children, we are frequently out of the house and on the go. Babies are usually known for needing everything but the kitchen sink when they are away from home, but the truth is, a breastfed babe (who isn’t yet eating solid foods) doesn’t need much. It’s a perk of breastfeeding, for sure! In fact, Little Margot needs so little that I usually don’t take a diaper bag with me. Instead, I just put a few necessities in my purse and off we go!

Here are 5 on-the-go essentials for your breastfed baby…

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…

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