If We Were Having Coffee…


If we were having coffee I would tell you all about my week and how much fun I had with spending some extra time with just my husband Matt. Our son had a baseball game on Monday and Wednesday this week. I just love watching James play baseball, or anything he loves to do. His passion for sports will run deep the rest of his life and it makes my heart happy that he found something that makes him this excited!

If we were having coffee, you might mention the large bandage on my hand. When Matt and I were at the baseball game I cut my hand on glass and it sliced my thumb pretty good. It took awhile to get the bleeding under control but there was no way I was about to get stitches so I sucked it up and powered through the pain until the bleeding subsided. The real down fall was having to wait in the First Aid area for an hour and we ended up running late to James’s game on Wednesday. I had to leave right when I got there because the bleeding started back up again and needed something to wrap it up better. I guess I should of just gone with the stitches, but it’s getting better now. Just a couple chunks missing from my thumb, no big deal. I wish I had a better story to tell then just cutting it on some glass that was sitting next to my beer at the game.

If we were having coffee I would tell you about how my friend Lauren took the kids to Build-a-Bear this week! They have been waiting for weeks to go with her and the time has finally come. James made a Chewbacca, Jordan made an Anna from Frozen bear and Lauren and I each made one too. I’m a huge Ellen DeGeneres fan so I of course got a Dory from the new moving coming out, Finding Dory and Lauren got an ewok from Star Wars. Overall, we had a great time being kids for the two hours we spent in the store.


If we were having coffee I would tell you about the Kindness Challenge I have been participating in and how much it has opened my eyes to the world around me. It is something everyone should take time to do. Stop and smell the roses. Life is forever changing around us, don’t forget to stop and take it all in.


Thanks for stopping by today. My hand is getting a little sore holding this coffee mug and I have some errands to finish up before I head into work tonight! Happy Memorial Day Weekend to all of my fellow Americans. To those who are or have served our country, thank you for all that you do!



#WeekendCoffeeShare – 5/7

I came across this awesome link-up at Part Time Monster. I write as though I am sitting with all of you, having coffee. 

For those of you who don’t know me yet, my name is Jessica, my blog is Not the Average Mama and I am 28 year old wife and step mom to two amazing munchkins, James (8) and Jordan (7) . My husband Matt and I have been together for almost six years and it has been a roller coaster ride of an experience navigating our way through this crazy,beautiful, blended life.  

weekend coffee share

If we were having coffee, I would tell you about the awesome Mother’s Day gifts I got from my husband and munchkins. Let’s start off by saying I did not expect any gifts, I never expect any gifts on Mother’s Day, but I never turn them down! Well, they got me the Young Living Essential Oils Starter Kit. I have been wanting this for awhile now. I have a few essential oils, but I really wanted this starter kit. It’s kinda pricey, but I figured I would buy it with some birthday money this year. Low and behold, those three must have been listening to me, because it showed up on my door step earlier this week. They also got me a new pair of running shoes and some gorgeous flower hanging baskets for our front yard. I am one happy mama!


If we were having coffee, I would talk to you about my step son James’s  baseball game today. It was his first game of the U8 season and he is on the Athletics. He’s absolutely, down right, handsome in his uniform! I just can’t get over how grown up he is getting. James is going to be nine this year and it feels like yesterday I was chasing him around to change his diaper.  He was the catcher and the pitcher today. He hit a triple his second time up to bat and Stephanie (his mom) and I jumped up and were screaming hysterically for him! James had his own little cheering section and I can only imagine how great that made him feel to look over and see ALL of us cheering him on TOGETHER!


If we were having coffee, I would mention to you that Stephanie and I are writing guest posts for each other to be published on Mother’s Day. Stephanie is a blogger over at Making Time for Me and also my step kid’s mom. Little did we know, we were in the same blogging circle and have been moving forward with our relationship ever since. I’m telling you, co-parenting can work if you BOTH put in an effort. I feel like getting over this hurdle has healed me in more ways than one. Plus, the kids love seeing everyone get along. Hell, I love seeing everyone get along!

If we were having coffee, I would probably let you know I have quite a busy day ahead of me and have to finish some errands before I have to work tonight. So enjoy your Saturday and can’t wait to see you next week!


If We Were Having Coffee…(3/20)

I found this link up on The StepMomster blog and I thought what a really neat thing to try on the weekends. To check out what it is all about head on over to Part-Time Monster!

weekend coffee share

If we were having coffee today….I would first let you know I need to get more french vanilla creamer, because it looks like hubby used the last of it. He’s lucky I love him as much as I do. Then I would be letting you know about the crazy list of things I have on my to do list this week. I have lots of things to get ready for our annual family vacation coming up. Grocery shopping, cleaning the house, getting the munchkins all set for school this week, pulling all the summer clothes out for all four of us, and strategically packing every item into one large bag and one small bag. Not to brag, but I’ve become a pro at this over the years. The best part is, I do NOT stress about any of this. I plan out my entire week around how I am going to get everything done in time. It’s actually kind of fun. I love staying busy and multi-tasking, so this is right up my alley. Plus, it makes the week go by faster. I mean come on, who doesn’t count down how many sleeps they have left until their tropical vacation?!

This past week was pretty exciting. I got to go out for St. Patrick’s Day for the first time in like…6 years LOL And by going out I mean, after work I put on some green with my girlfriends and we went up to the bar and had 3 green beers. Don’t get me wrong, it was a lot of fun to just chat and laugh with my friends. It’s also nice to wake up the day after a major drinking holiday and not feel like crap. The joys of adulting and getting older.

A fun thing my friends, hubby, and I started a few weeks ago was watching all the episodes of Game of Thrones before the new season starts in April. Every Wednesday after we are all off of work, we bring a bottle of wine, plop in our favorite spots at my girlfriend C’s house and re watch the episodes. It is one of my favorite times of the week. By the end of the night we are usually crying from laughing so hard. Everyone needs a night like that once in awhile, I’m glad I get mine once a week.

Well that’s all I have for coffee today, maybe I will have more next week when I get my refill on french vanilla creamer 😉

not the average mama