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 Signs You're a Parent of 3 Kids

Even though I’ve been a mom of three for nearly six months now, I still have to remind myself every once in awhile. Three kids is a lot. My husband and I often joke that we’re now in “zone defense.” We’re outnumbered. We don’t have enough hands. Usually one kid is mad, one is happy, and one is sad. We’re fairly convinced that they take turns to make sure at least someone is upset around the clock. Parents of three or more kids, I salute you. It is no easy gig.

Here are a few signs you’re a parent of three or more…

20 Fall Crafts for Kids

If you are over the moon for falling leaves, cooler temperatures, hats and scarves, and pumpkin spiced everything, then this is the post for you! I’ve rounded up 20 of the cutest fall crafts for kids. Your little one is going to have a blast making and doing these fun activities this autumn.

From fall scented play dough and art using fallen leaves, to tissue paper pumpkins and fall-themed sensory bins, these fall crafts will help your child celebrate the season!

Quick Homemade Applesauce to Please Toddler Tummies!

Last week, my family and I went apple picking. It’s a tradition we do each September, and it’s one that my girls absolutely love. This year, we picked a TON of apples. I have plans to make a few apple pies and maybe an apple cake, and with the rest, I made homemade applesauce.

There are about a million homemade applesauce recipes out there, all calling for different things. Some use lemon, some cinnamon. Some, you add apple cider, some you just add water. And what I’ve discovered is that it really just depends how you like it. I like my applesauce unsweetened, a little tart, and fairly chunky.

With the apples we handpicked from the orchard, I came up with the easiest homemade applesauce recipe…

You Know You're the Middle Child When...

Having three children pretty close in age, I can say that the stereotypes for each one couldn’t be more true. Our oldest (3) is loving, a pleaser, and most certainly a bit bossy. Our youngest (4 months) is obviously blameless and babied (I mean, she is a baby after all) and our middle child (2) is a bit of a rebel, and well, the dictionary definition of a middle child. Even writing this post, I feel a little bit bad about it. But it just happens, you know? You bring another babe home from the hospital, and it changes everything.

Without further adieu, here are 10 ways you know you’re the middle child…

Caught Snoozing! 13 Sweet Sleeping Baby Pics

Have you ever seen those photos of sleeping babies? They’re always in the middle of the playroom, asleep amidst all their toys, or they’ve fallen asleep during mealtime, sometimes even falling straight into their plate of spaghetti. I’ve always wondered how this happens. My first two children would never fall asleep like this, especially long enough for me to snap a photograph. I’m pretty sure they would wake up at the slightest sound of me breathing. Well, after #3 was born, all of that changed. Margot is our little “dream baby” (as we like to call her) and has been caught snoozing away more than a handful of times. I wish I could take credit for her grand sleeping superpowers, but she’s just awesome all on her own. Here are 13 photos to prove it…

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