Left to Right: Markus, { Sarah Jane our Dog }, Heidi & Lilly

Posts That Mean A lot To Us

  • My 10 Steps for Keeping Resentment in Check
    About a year ago was the first time I really felt myself figuring out “adulting.” (Don’t draw attention to the facts that I had been working, paying a mortgage and raising a child for years). I knew […]
  • Where to Stop When Driving from Texas to Colorado

    Where to stop, stay and explore on the family drive from Texas to Colorado, featuring routes from Dallas to Telluride and Vail, with pit stops in Amarillo, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah. The best summer road trip for families!

  • Home Actually Is Where the Heart Is
    Post Written by Markus Home. It’s a short little word – but the story behind it is usually anything but short. We each have a home with our family of origin that’s out of our control as […]

In The Press

How Lilly Neubauer Spends Her Wednesday

MOMS WE LOVE master your craft like this Dallas mom Words The Editors Published March 2020/DallasChildUpdated March 9, 2020 Lilly Neubauer finds beauty in the simple things. She is the founder of Camp Crafty Parties, which brings old-fashioned arts and crafts to modern celebrations. Along with her husband Markus, Neubauer created the blog Open Hearted […]

Modern Family Photos

When I started Love Child, I had a vision of the types of women, some of whom would be moms, that would hopefully follow along. They would be strong, independent, creative, modern, and inspirational. One of the questions I often asked myself when pregnant (and now as a mom) is why? Why do I have […]

Trading my Job for Simplicity [with Lilly Neubauer]

Some people make big life changes in search of simplicity–Lilly Neubauer is one of them. When the busyness in her life spiraled out of control, Lilly quit her job to get her family back on track. I look forward to sharing her story with you today. Show Links: Trading my Job for Minimalism (Lilly’s Guest Post […]

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Our Amazon Finds for a Simple, Sustainable Home

Post written by Lilly When we moved into our first home, my priorities for how to feather our nest were based on what guests would see and, in my perception, judge our home’s worthiness on – beautiful furniture, luxurious curtains and many, many fancy knick knacks. Our second home, I started our “new home shopping […]


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