10 Bumper Stickers Parents Can Really Get Behind


Having just returned from a 12-hour car ride with my little ones, I saw my fair share of pimped out minivans and SUVs decked out in a slew of stick figures and sports’ teams, vacation spots and running accomplishments. In fact, trying to piece together family stories based on bumper bling kept me from losing my mind in two-hour traffic jams.

The popular 13.1 and 26.2 are impressive for sure. They let passers-by know that someone in the car willingly suffered a wide range of physical and emotional trauma–bloody nipples, lost toenails, unsightly chafing. Willingly suffering through physical and emotional trauma? Sounds like parenting. Bloody nipples, lost toenails and unsightly chafing? Side-effects of parenting.

Maybe these stickers could be a new trend…









Favorite Vacation Spots are uber-trendy car candy, too. Apparently everyone has been to OBX. But what about the parenting trenches so many of us have been down? Some might argue that those aren’t always pleasant. Well, family vacations to OBX aren’t always pleasant either.

How about these instead?


This sticker is a warning for other drivers, a friendly heads-up. No doubt the driver’s eyes are still glazed over from the last game.


It’s impressive how many hours of auditory torture these parents can endure. They’re heroes, really.


These adults obviously have a fantastic sense of humor, and they probably cheer for everyone.


Grown-ups sporting this bumper flair have been abused and embarrassed in public. How can you not want to hug them or at the very least give them an understanding nod?

Bumpers could really bring us together; parenting solidarity through bumper booty. I like it.

With stickers like these, parents might pass each other and instead of glaring or mouthing obscenities because the other car has been in the left lane with the blinker on for three miles, they’ll give a thumbs-up and move on. They know who’s inside that car–sleep-deprived parents on auto-pilot.

The road or the school pick-up lane just might be a kinder place.


I’m sure you can think of a million bumper sticker messages I missed. Let’s hear ’em!









11 comments for “10 Bumper Stickers Parents Can Really Get Behind

  1. Debbie
    August 8, 2014 at 7:48 am

    These are amazing. I, too, love learning about people from their stickers – preferably not close-up as my new driver puts the brakes on a little late! I need one that says “NAHM” (Never At Home Mom) or “CQ” (Carpool Queen) or “NPOB” (Nervous Parent on Board) for those days I’m the passenger. And as a milspouse I need “IAF” (I Am Fine) and “MA” (Moving Again) or “NA” (New Again). And Greg has been talking for years about making a “0.0” sticker for couch potatoes. Love this post!!!

    • girlalwaysinterrupted
      August 8, 2014 at 9:33 am

      Deb, those are fantastic! When I start my bumper sticker business, I am totally giving you a call 🙂 And tell Greg that the 0.0 stickers exist! He should have marketed that bad boy! I think NAHM and CQ are fantastic! And you’ve nailed the military niche for sure! Thank you for commenting. You rock!

  2. Danielle Rafferty
    August 8, 2014 at 8:27 am

    I love this (and everything else you write)Thanks for the laugh.

    • girlalwaysinterrupted
      August 8, 2014 at 9:33 am

      Oh! Thank you so much, Danielle! I truly appreciate you reading and commenting!

  3. Kathleen Gallo
    August 8, 2014 at 8:59 am

    These are SO true! And, some of them can be applicable to grandparents as well, as they follow what their grandchildren are doing! Love your point of view, Em! So funny!! I sometimes almost want to stop the vehicle, so I can go up to read what those letters stand for – especially in stopped traffic, where you have nothing else to do anyway!

    • girlalwaysinterrupted
      August 8, 2014 at 9:35 am

      I LOVE reading bumper stickers, too. But it drives me crazy when I have no idea what the letters stand for and I can’t read the fine print. Thank you so much for reading and commenting! I appreciate your support so very much!

  4. Kate @ Did That Just Happen?
    August 8, 2014 at 9:32 am

    HHCEE Haven’t Had Coffee, Early Event.

    That’s pretty much my life – fitting in the morning coffee! And everyone else does need the warning, cause I’m unpredictable on a good day, me without coffee gets pretty rough!

    • girlalwaysinterrupted
      August 8, 2014 at 9:36 am

      Coffee–yes! Since I’ve been preggo, I’ve been off my coffee kick, so I forgot a bumper sticker warning about too much or too little caffeine. Brilliant!

  5. August 8, 2014 at 11:36 am

    I love all of them! Such a fun post!! 🙂

    • girlalwaysinterrupted
      August 8, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      Thanks so much, Meredith!

  6. August 9, 2014 at 8:18 am


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