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.

Baby Names to Look for in 2015

As 2014 slowly comes to an end, the “baby name experts” are making their predictions for the new year. As always, pop culture and current events have a lot of influence on baby names. This past year, names from Frozen, Game of Thrones, and Downton Abbey were quite popular. With Kate Middleton expecting baby #2, there’s a lot of buzz over what she’ll name the new baby. Of course, people will choose to name their babies similarly.

Based on names that have skyrocketed in years past and trends we are seeing all over the world, here are the top baby names to look for in 2015…

40+ Sibling Costume Ideas for Halloween

Now that I’ve got three girls, I can’t help but hope to dress them alike for Halloween. At six months, two, and three years old, I’d love for them to coordinate, somehow. Of course, my older girls want to be princesses, no matter how many other ideas I give them.

If you have twins or multiple children, here are some GREAT costume ideas. Get creative this Halloween!

10 Ways I've Boosted My Milk Supply

As a nursing mama, I know just how important it is to maintain a good supply of breastmilk for your baby. Whether you are exclusively nursing, pumping and nursing, or exclusively pumping, your milk supply can fluctuate. I’ve learned the hard way which foods to avoid, and I’ve been successful at boosting my supply when I was running low.
Here are 10 ways I was able to boost my milk supply…

Margot's First Foods

When I became pregnant with Margot, I planned on doing Baby Led Weaning when it was time for her to begin exploring solid foods. With my first two children, I made my own purees. It was fine, but it took a lot of time. The more I read about Baby Led Weaning, the more I was sold on the idea. It’s basically the idea that you skip purees and let little ones discover and try new foods on their own – a chunk of banana, a slice of apple, a cube of cheese, etc.

Recently though, I felt like Margot was ready for solid foods. She seemed hungry all the time and not entirely satisfied after each time I nursed her. To do Baby Led Weaning though, babies should be a little bit older, and able to sit up unassisted, etc. Margot is not quite there.

Last week, I went ahead and gave Margot her first food. I roasted a sweet potato in the oven and pureed it with a little breastmilk, to reach a smooth consistency. No surprise to us at all, she devoured it! She was so eager to eat and ate like a seasoned pro.

The Cutest Fall Themed Gender Reveal

Many expectnant mothers and fathers choose to find out the sex of the baby during pregnancy. Nowadays, it’s fun to come up with a creative way to announce if you’re having a baby boy or a baby girl. When my friend, Sara, posted this on Instagram, I knew I had to share it with you! It’s such a fun and festive way to reveal your baby’s gender!

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