Wise Words Wednesday: Moving Mountains


Having a rough day? Need a little pick me up? Wise Words Wednesday is dedicated to just that! I come across amazing inspirational, motivational, and funny quotes all the time and I love being able to share them. You never know who is having a rough day and one tiny little quote can change their whole day around! 


I came across this quote on a stepmom group that I’m apart of. Any other time I would of come across this quote, I don’t think I would of associated it with being a stepmom. But it’s so true. SO so true. I dont’t believe just anyone can hack it in this stepmom gig. It’s not for the faint of heart. There will be drama, tears, anxiety, love, passion, jealousy, and so many other emotions happening at the same time. I truly believe I was assigned this mountain of becoming a stepmom. I believe that I am here to show that these mountains CAN be moved and you aren’t alone in moving them!

Wise Words Wednesday: (10/11)


There are times where I stumble across blogs with inspiring, motivational, or even humorous quotes. Sometimes when I am skimming through my social media news feeds I find a few more intriguing quotes. Here is one that I came across a few weeks ago and was waiting to share.


I’m sure you’ve been told one time or another to not worry about what others think. Or one of the famous Dr. Seuss quotes,”Those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”. I think there is a difference. I feel we can respect and value someones opinion but not stress or worry about it. I know that’s a lot easier said than done. I am guilty of worrying about what others think of me. I let it effect me for a long time but I got to a point where I needed to stop and realize I didn’t need anyone else’s validation about who I am as a person, wife, or mother. For ME, that was a huge step, a huge step in the right direction of becoming a better version of me!

Wise Words Wednesday: Surround Yourself with Love


Wise Words Wednesday is all about motivation, inspiration, wisdom, and maybe even a little humor at times. There are times I have come across blogs with wonderful quotes that inspired me or helped me through my day. I am hoping to do the same for all of you with Wise Words Wednesday


There is someone who is very dear to me who is hurting this week. They are hurting, hours away from here, and there is nothing I can do to fix it. I wish I could hold them and take all the pain away. I wish I could tell them that I’ve been through this pain before and it too shall pass, in time. I sent them this quote to remind them that no matter what they are going through, they will get through the bad times, as long as they surround themselves with people who love and support them.

Wise Words Wednesday: Forgiveness


Wise Words Wednesday is dedicated to profound quotes and sayings I have come across that I want to share with all of you. There are times where I’m going through my reader and find some interesting and wise quotes. Those quotes sometimes help me through a tough day by making me stop and think or they make me laugh and let go of any stress that I have. Whatever the case may be for you, I hope you find these words helpful or inspiring! Happy Wednesday! 


Wise Words Wednesday: Breathe


Sometimes I stumble across blogs that have quotes with wise words of inspiration, motivation, and strength. Wise Words Wednesday is dedicated to doing just that!


I have had a rough freaking week. I had a rough freaking week last week too. I’m going on seven days being sick, coughing so hard it knocks the wind out of me. I thought this was just allergies but now I’m starting to think it might be something more. I needed to remind myself to stop and breathe. Sometimes when your world gets thrown upside down, you just need to stop and take a breath and know that everything will be okay. This too shall pass. “It might seem unbearable right now, but just keep breathing.”

Wise Words Wednesday: Growing Up


Words of wisdom, wise words, inspiration, and even a little motivation. That is what Wednesday is all about on Not the Average Mama!


Oh, be still my heart. Yesterday I was talking to Jordan in her room before I made lunch. I walked into the kitchen and found James making the sandwiches. (he’s eight years old, I know he is capable of making his own sandwiches, but I normally just do it.)

I’m watching him grow up right before my eyes.

Making his own sandwiches and stuff.

Being a little adult.

It’s truly amazing, yet made my heart sink a little. He’s growing up so fast and doesn’t really need my help for much of…anything anymore. He’s tall enough to reach plates, cups, and everything else along those lines — and he obviously knows his way around the kitchen. It’s the letting go part. Letting go of the younger years and watching him flourish as time goes on.

The first day of school always does this to me though. Turns me into a sappy mama. A sappy mama who remembers when the little ones really were little ones. BUT instead of being sappy this year, I am rejoicing in the fact that they are growing up to be extraordinary human beings. Well done to our village! We are doing it and doing it well!