As a mom, I know that some days, parenting is just hard. Children can be demanding, cranky, destructive (usually accidentally), disobedient, whiny, messy, and just exhausting. However, I have found that even on those really rough days, there are still moments sprinkled… Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on May 2, 2016 at 10:26am —
With spring now in full bloom, my boys want to be outside as much as they can. When I meet Elijah at school at the end of the day, the first words out of his mouth now are, “Can we go to the park?” If that gets turned down for some reason, the next question is, “Can we play outside?”
Knowing those boys have plenty of energy to burn off, I’m more than willing… Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on April 19, 2016 at 8:00am —
I have a pretty great husband. I do. Not only is he a Godly man who loves me and the boys and works diligently to take care of us, he is my number one fan in everything I do. He helps out around the house when I’m working on projects, even cleaning the bathroom, and he stays up…
Added by Kishona Lape on April 12, 2016 at 11:00am —
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Added by Kishona Lape on April 7, 2016 at 6:10pm —
With Josiah’s recent birthday, he has had an influx of new toys, clothes, and games to enjoy.
Of all the things he received for his birthday, there is one thing that both he and Elijah have been playing with more than any other: … Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on April 5, 2016 at 7:30am —
Three years ago we welcomed our little daredevil, Josiah, into our family, and this past weekend, in addition to all the Easter festivities, we celebrated his third birthday, Star Wars style.
Now before I get too far into this, I just want to say that we do birthdays the way that we do because our family enjoys it. Before I was a stay-at-home mom, most of… Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on March 29, 2016 at 8:00am —
Last week I introduced a blog series based on my experiences growing up as a preacher’s kid. In these “Confessions of a Preacher’s Kid,” I’m sharing what I’ve learned about Christianity, following Jesus, and the church from my behind-the-scenes perspective and how it… Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on March 28, 2016 at 12:05pm —
My children are really doing wonders for improving my laundry skills and stain-treating know-how lately. First it was the hunt to figure out how to get rid of dry erase marker on my 5-year-old’s pants. Then, thanks to my 2-year-old, I learned … Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on March 22, 2016 at 7:30am —
Some of you know that I grew up as a PK – a “pastor’s kid” or “preacher’s kid” – although I guess the correct terminology would be a “minister’s kid” because my dad wasn’t always in a position as the pastor, but he and my mother have always been in ministry of some kind (music ministry, youth leaders, elder, etc.), even before they were married. Having the… Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on March 21, 2016 at 11:41am —
When I was in high school, my family lived in southeast Georgia, about an hour from Savannah, and while winters down south are generally pretty mild, especially compared to what we were used to in Ohio, we always looked forward to spring and the blooming of the azaleas in early March.
If you’ve never been in southeast Georgia when the azaleas are in bloom, I’m… Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on March 17, 2016 at 7:00am —
Almost two years ago, I wrote out my “Mommy Motto” verse on a little chalkboard in my kitchen, doing my best to use my prettiest “scripty” print on it. While my handwriting isn’t horrible, neither is it truly decorative, and every time I saw my little chalkboard, I would think… Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on March 15, 2016 at 10:01am —
his Christmas my hubby really, really wanted to get our boys a tablet so they could play their ABCMouse.com and other learning apps and games without risking Daddy’s Surface or draining Mommy’s phone. When he found a good deal on a … Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on March 8, 2016 at 7:00am —
Monday when I dropped Elijah off at school, I noticed the message on the school marquee sign about kindergarten registration. I can hardly believe that it’s been almost a year since that same announcement made my heart sad.
Last year at this time, Brad and I were still debating somewhat about what God wanted us to do about Elijah and school.… Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on March 3, 2016 at 7:30am —
This Wednesday, March 2, marks the 112th birthday of author and illustrator Theodore Seuss Geisel, better known as “Dr. Seuss.” His books, full of whimsical and wacky characters, silly, made-up words, and fun, quotable rhymes have introduced generations of children to the joy of reading and inspired their… Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on March 1, 2016 at 10:37am —
Here in Ohio, our winter has been incredibly mild this year, and we were all really happy with that, minus not having a white Christmas. However, the last few weeks have brought the cold, snowy weather that we are more familiar with for this time of year.
Only this year, we’ve got a little boy in school. Once the real winter weather arrived, Elijah quickly… Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on February 18, 2016 at 9:50am —
Several years ago, I began leading the children’s ministry at the church where my hubby and I attended at the time. We were in a small church, so I usually only had a handful of students. However, no matter the size of my class, it was important to me to give them all a solid foundation in the Word and a realization that God not only wanted a real and personal… Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on February 8, 2016 at 8:00am —
Last week Elijah stayed home from school a couple days because of an ear infection, and I was given an opportunity to do something that I haven’t done nearly enough in recent months. Not only did I get to snuggle a little more with my big boy, but I also got to grab my camera and capture some moments of my two boys just being together.
I love… Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on February 4, 2016 at 10:21am —
One day, about week or so ago, when my hubby came home from work, he said, “Guess what I had at work today?”
Since his office tends to order food in for the employees quite often, it could have been pretty much anything, so of course, I didn’t know.
“Bacon chocolate chip cookies.”
As his words registered, I thought, “That’s… Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on February 2, 2016 at 9:31am —
A long time ago (about 10 years or so), before I was a wife and mommy, I worked as the Executive Assistant at a northeast Ohio, family-owned Chrysler dealership. I worked closely with the owner and his family, doing everything from tracking salemen’s stats to typing his correspondences, proofing newspaper ads, managing office supplies, planning events, and booking… Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on February 1, 2016 at 1:06pm —
Over the last couple weeks, as part of the Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World launch team, I have been participating in an Instagram Daily Photo Challenge with the theme of “What are you grateful for?”
Added by Kishona Lape on January 28, 2016 at 10:21am —