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.” 

What I've Learned About My Wife's Life as a Stay-at-Home Mom, Told by a Dad at Home Unexpectedly: My husband thought he knew what my days as a stay at home mom looked like - cleaning and taking care of our children. However, when he unexpectedly found himself with time "off," he got a front row seat to my everyday and a new understanding and appreciation for life as a stay at home parent.

What I’ve Learned About My...

My husband and I have been married for 10 years, and until this past September, he had a fairly predictable weekday pattern: he got up and went to work 5 days a week, for at least 8 hours a day. I’d like to say that he came home every day...

Mom Life Series: The One & Only Parenting Book You'll Ever Need. Day 3 of the Mom Life Series features a post by Kristina of Messy Tired Love. She has a challenge for all the moms (and dads) out there, and it's a pretty good one.

The One & Only Parenting Book...

All this week, I’m sharing my blog space with 4 very dear blogging friends who also write to inspire and encourage moms. Together we are bringing you a special 5-blogger collaborative series all about life as a mom. It’s aptly named...

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...