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.” 

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...

A Fun Way to Teach Your Children About God's Great Commission: A Review of The Whole World Needs Jesus by Ann Dunagan. This delightful children's book is full of whimsical illustrations and a message encouraging kids to share Jesus's love with everyone.

A Fun Way to Teach Your Children About...

I was ten-years-old when God first sparked a heart for a mission trip in me. While I knew that we needed to share the gospel with others all over the world, being a missionary, in my young mind, was only for someone who spent their life...

10 Homemade Family Costume Ideas & How We Made Them - Life in Lape Haven. Our family has done theme birthday parties and dress up a lot in the last 5 years. Here are ten fairly easy, inexpensive, and fun family theme costumes for parents and children.

10 Homemade Family Costume Ideas & How...

I know I’ve mentioned a few times in the past how much our family likes doing costumes (see Elijah & the Ninja Skills, for example). My boys love playing dress up on any given day, which is why they have a costume box in their room and why...