Life in Lape Haven

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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.” 

A Review of Roseanna White's A SONG UNHEARD - Life in Lape Haven. In "A Song Unheard," Roseanna White has written one of her most flowing, lyrical tales yet. Here is my review of the second book in her "Shadows Over England" series.

A Review of Roseanna White’s A SONG...

 This year has been a musical one for our family as we’ve attended a number of events to watch my nephew Levi, a senior, perform with the school band. From his duties assistant drum major during marching season to solos on his saxophone at the...

A Valentine's Giveaway - Life in Lape Haven. Enter to win a sweet prize package in this fun Valentine's Day giveaway hosted by 5 bloggers.

A Valentine’s Giveaway

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, which means different things to different people.  For my second grader, it’s not only an opportunity to be creative and crafty with his Valentine’s box, but this year Elijah’s eagerly...

Why We Love Baby Sign Language & 6 Tips for Teaching It to Your Little One - Life in Lape Haven. Baby sign language is an easy, fun, and helpful way to teach your baby to communicate before they can even talk. All three of our children have learned signs and used them before they were one year old. Here's how you can teach your child signing, too.

Why We Love Baby Sign Language & 6 Tips...

When I was pregnant with Elijah, my paternal grandmother gave me two books about how to teach your baby to communicate using sign language. (One even came with flash cards.) I’ll be honest. At first, I just looked at her. I’d never heard of...

10 Ways to Help Your Children Make Christmas More About Others (& Less About Themselves) - Life in Lape Haven. It's easy for kids to only think of their wishlists at Christmastime. But the best joy of the season isn't found in getting. Guide your children to the best joy of the season by making it more about giving to others.

10 Ways to Help Your Kids Make Christmas...

Once upon a time, I lived in a beautiful world where our first child, Elijah, was oblivious to the idea of making a Christmas wish list for himself or seeing the holiday as a time to get whatever he asked for. We just spent the holiday talking...

A Mom's Review of The Star : The Story of the First Christmas - Life in Lape Haven. This weekend my family saw the new Christmas movie, The Star, a children's animated film about the birth of Jesus but through the eyes of the animals. Here is my review and some thoughts on the movie.

A Mom’s Review of The Star : The Story...

My family and I saw the new Christmas movie, The Star: The Story of the First Christmas, on opening weekend. Here are my thoughts about it in case you’ve been wondering whether or not to take your children to see it.   “Just because God...

7 Simple Dishes Your Child Can Make for Thanksgiving - Life in Lape Haven. Our kids like to be a part of everything we do, so it shouldn't have surprised me when my oldest really enjoyed making something "on his own" to take to our family Thanksgiving gathering. Here are 7 easy recipe ideas that your children can help make for your holiday meal or other celebration.

7 Simple Dishes Your Child Can Make for...

When Elijah was still a little-little guy, about 3 years old, we added a new tradition to our family Thanksgivings that he has faithfully continued every year since. In fact, it only became a tradition because he asked to do it the following...