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.

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.

The One Question That People Need to Stop Asking New Parents

As the mother of a brand new babe, I’ve gotten used to the well-meaning questions, comments, and advice that come from friends, family, and even strangers. Most of them don’t bother me in the least. I know that people are just trying to be nice and carry on a conversation. And I can appreciate that. But there is one question that always comes that really just irks me. I heard it with my first baby. I heard it with my second. And I’ve probably gotten asked this question at least 10 times since Margot was born…

5 Reasons Why Dads Deserve More Credit

For whatever reason, dads sometimes have this stereotype of being not so great and second to moms. Sure, history shows that dads used to be less involved in their kiddos’ lives, but I think times are changing. This day and age, parents are sharing the load. Moms AND dads are taking care of and raising children. Moms AND dads are cooking and cleaning. Moms AND dads are working and providing for their families. Moms AND dads are reading and singing to their children. Moms AND dads are parenting, together. Here are 5 reasons why I think dads deserve more credit…

I Love My Daddy Because...

To celebrate Father’s Day this week, I thought it would be fun to recognize all of the dads out there and all of the ways they are totally rad. Dads are amazing, we all know that. They tickle us, they take us on adventures, they read to us and sing us songs. We love our daddies, because…

25 Fancy Names for Baby Girls and the Adorable Nicknames That Go With Them

I remember thinking as a kid, that “Lacy” didn’t sound like a very grown-up name. It didn’t sound very fancy. Now that I’m grown and have children of my own, it doesn’t bother me one bit. Names are so important and really play into who we are and who we become. If you’re looking for a fancy baby name for your little baby girl, here are 25 of my favorite. With any name, you’ve got to have a nickname picked out as well, so I’ve included some ideas for those as well. Enjoy!

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