The Laughs and Jesus Blog

God shows his hand in so many of my everyday life scenarios - from poop to pork butts.
How could I keep any of that to myself?

(Oh and this is where it all began more than a decade ago when I began writing as the Cape Wearing Mom. My sister actually made me a cape and I even wore it in public. #truestory )

Babe, We Need to be Prepared.

Eric and I recently attended a fun date night event at our church. We laughed at the answers given by the panel of married couples all with varying lengths of marriages. The whole time I was listening, I kept trying to think of what we would say if asked these same questions. You know… preparation is critical. “What would she […]

OMG. We Got a Dog. 

It was a Saturday. I was baking butchering macarons. Like me, Eric was trying not to watch the Carolina v. Clemson football game, but both of us were unsuccessful. While my egg whites were whipping, I was holding my breath during another 3rd and long situation for my beloved Gamecocks. So you see, I blame the dog acquisition on being […]

My Mom Zinged Me.

My mama can be so stinkin’ funny and not even mean to be. She is typically so calm, quiet and sweet that you’d never expect these hilarious one liners to come from her. But every now and then, she’ll zing you.  Before I get to the zing (it’s at the end and worth the wait – promise), let me explain […]

What’s the Plan?

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. It’s one of my favorite quotes. Benjamin Franklin was a smart guy and I think we would have been friends. Probably would have been friends with Winston Churchill too because he said something similar. Two great world leaders who knew a lot about success against adversity. Ah ha. Take that naysayers. […]

Big Announcement

Y’all, I can’t believe I am about to write this. I’m so excited. My first article was just published! WHAT?! <pause for screaming and happy dance> Can I ask you to do me a favor? Can you take a second and click the link below? Your support will mean the world to me as the more views I receive the […]

Why is Your Floor So Dirty?

After Hurricane Ian hit our area last week, a lot of things were closed including schools. That poses an issue for parents who work in critical areas like emergency services since they have nowhere for their kids to go. The couple that lives across the street have two boys, ages 13 and 6. Both parents have jobs that required them […]

I Dogsat a Pooch.

When the call came in, I thought it was a joke.  “You want me to do what?” “I think you’ve got the wrong number.” “Am I on candid camera?” Sure enough, son Austin and his wife Nicole were asking me to dogsit. Yes, for real and yes without supervision. I was as shocked as you probably are right now.  As […]

Back to School Tip: Cookies and Razors Do Not Mix

In “celebration” of school starting back up for many of you, here’s a little throw back for ya. Not one of my best moments as a mom, but it sure makes for a great story. Just don’t make this mistake. (This post was originally published February 27, 2012 and updated In August 2022.) The school year had just started and […]

She’s Back!

Hey Y’all. It’s been awhile. I know. I know. That was rude and you thought I’d been carted off to a padded room. I’m sure you were all organizing a movement to free me. ? Alas, no glamorous story of freeing myself from the clutches of a mad man armed with only a bobby pin. Life just got in the […]

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