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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...

How We Changed Our Family Atmosphere With One Question - Life in Lape Haven. The worst part of our special family evening became the best, most memorable part with just one simple question that changed the atmosphere in our family.

How We Changed Our Family Atmosphere with...

This year for Valentine’s Day, my husband and I had originally planned to do something together during the day since he was off. However, since our regular babysitters were booked (meaning both sets of grandparents were not available), we...

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...