Life in Lape Haven

 Welcome to Life in Lape Haven!

Welcome to my adventures, and the lessons learned, as I pour my heart into creating a Christ-centered home and haven for my sweet and nerdy husband and our three little ninjas. In our haven, my “Mommy Motto” is found in Romans 12:12, “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction; faithful in prayer.” 

Life in Lape Haven: Simple Ways to Spark Joy in Your Children. It doesn't take much to bring joy to our children's lives. Here are some ideas on simple ways to add some fun to your every day with your kids.

Simple Ways to Spark Joy in Your Children

The other day I was gathering everything up and ready to head out the door to the grocery store with my two youngest boys when Josiah decided it would be a good time to ask Mommy for a cup of milk. Since milk was already on the shopping list...

Life in Lape Haven: 5 Tips & Tricks I've Learned With My Third Baby that I Wished I'd Known with My First. Even though I've been a mother for nearly 7 years, I've learned a few new things with my third baby that would have been great to know years ago.

5 Tips & Tricks I’ve Learned with...

When Elijah was born nearly 7 years ago, Brad and I were the newbie parents, reading books and learning everything we could to help us adjust to life with our newborn little boy. When Josiah joined our crew a few years later, we were much more...

Life in Lape Haven: Tried It Tuesday - Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Balls. A simple recipe for healthy energy bites. Great for the whole family.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Balls

In the past three months since Isaiah’s birth, I haven’t done a lot of extra cooking or baking. Right now, I’m doing well to get dinner made most nights. 🙂 However, I still like my goodies and making what I can from scratch, and on occasion my...

Welcoming Isaiah: A Birth Story That Didn't Quite Follow My Birth Plan. Life in Lape Haven. I thought I was ready for the birth of our third child until things didn't go quite as planned. Thankfully, God is always in control, and His plans are even better than our own.

Welcoming Isaiah: A Birth Story That...

Looking at our sweet little boy as he sleeps beside me on the couch, it’s hard to believe that he is already two months old. It’s hard to believe that I haven’t really introduced him to you yet.  It’s hard to believe that I have sat down to...

Life in Lape Haven: What Will Be In My Hospital Bag? Labor, Deliver, & Postpartum Stay. With my experiences from two previous hospital deliveries, here's a list of what I'm packing for my labor, delivery, & postpartum stay in the hospital this third pregnancy.

What Will Be in My Hospital Bag?

This post contains affiliate links, which means that at no additional cost to you, I may receive a small commission if you use those links. So, here I am, sitting at about 38-1/2 weeks pregnant, knowing that both of our boys were born at...

Life in Lape Haven: A Review of Roseanna White's Giver of Wonders: How a Christmas Tradition Began. Based on the tales of the real, historical St. Nicholas, Roseanna White weaves a story of faith, love, and self-sacrifice into a Christmas novel for all year long.

A Review of Roseanna White’s GIVER OF...

A few years ago, our family started observing St. Nicholas Day (December 6) as part of our yearly Christmas traditions because it gave us a chance to spotlight the more factual history of the man who used his life and resources to serve God and...