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.” 

How God Can Use Your Faithfulness in Motherhood: Faithfulness in motherhood is almost cliche - but it's a cliche because it's true. You can't be a mom (or dad) only occasionally. But if we're faithful, God can use our everyday moments of motherhood to leave an eternal impact on our children & open a door for Him to reach their hearts.

How God Can Use Your Faithfulness in...

Recently I was asked to share with other moms about one time that God used faithfulness (one of the Fruits of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23) in my life as a wife and mother. But as I thought about it, I had a hard time pinpointing “one time.”...

Tried It Tuesday: Homemade Instant Oatmeal. Make your mornings easier with this easy, inexpensive DIY recipe that gives you all the convenience of instant oat packets with the flavor and nutrition of homemade oatmeal. You and your kids will love this recipe for homemade instant oatmeal!

Homemade Instant Oatmeal

It’s been a while since I’ve done a “Tried It Tuesday” post, I know. But, honestly, not many of the DIYs or recipes I’ve tried recently were very exciting. And those that were, well, I’ve failed to get pictures so far. (Sometimes I’m just...

The Tale of a Tooth & Noticing the Big Things in Our Kids' Lives - Ever have a parenting day when something kind of big flies under your radar? I did. Thankfully it helped me notice something even bigger. And it all started with a tooth!

The Tale of a Tooth & Noticing the Big...

Have you ever had one of those parenting days where you finally catch something that’s been flying under your overworked parenting radar? Not big, major things, but just, like, “my child has been in those clothes for two days...

6 Fun Ways to Entertain Your Kids with Only Their Imaginations - Sometimes you need to keep your kids occupied, and these simple games & activities are perfect for engaging their creativity and getting them interacting with every one in the family.

6 Fun Ways to Entertain Your Kids with...

Throughout the course of your parenting, there will be innumerable times that your kids are “bored.” Even though they are still fairly young, our boys claim boredom on a regular basis. For the most part, I just answer, “That’s okay,” because...

The Last Time He Called Me Mommy - It’s not a milestone you’ll find in a baby book, but it’s one every mother notes because it snags on your heart. You might not even pay attention to when it happens, but it still happens.

The Last Time He Called Me...

It was one of his very first words, as it is for most little ones. But when my sweet baby boy said it, it was a first for me, too: “Mommy.” I had waited all my life for this – for the honor and joy of being a mommy. Sure, it didn’t sound...