Keepin’ It Real Thursday — Olive & Tate

So I thought it would be fun to have a new guest mommy blogger every Thursday to help “keep it real” & help you mamas make it to Friday!! So let me introduce you to Stephanie from Olive & Tate! Sit back, get ready to laugh and enjoy her fabulous mom-humor!
Stephanie is a Starbucks fueled wife and baby boy mama who finds complete joy in a generously poured glass of red wine under reasonably clean white sheets at the end of the day. Stephanie loves run on sentences, silence and fondly reminiscing about her pre-baby boobs. You can find her overly honest account of life on her blog, Olive and Tate or follow all of the crazy on InstagramFacebook and Twitter

33 Thoughts I Have When I’m In My Mom Car
1. WHAT is that smell.
2. I have got to remember to crack the windows at night so this thing can air out.
3. When will this kid learn to buckle himself in?
4. I should really start carrying full sized trash bags in this car.
5. Why are all of my cup holders ALWAYS full.
6. I should get more cup holders.
7. Can you buy cup holders for cars? I wonder if stroller cup holders will clip on somewhere.
8. No, we cannot listen to Disney Radio.
9. I can never find a pen when I need one.
10. Wonder if the bank will accept a check written in crayon…
11.  I should probably throw away yesterday’s Chick-Fil-A trash before we drive through again today.
12. Maybe that smell is a chicken nugget lost under the seats somewhere.
13. Why is my steering wheel sticky?
14. Every place on Earth should have a drive-through. I will drive across town to the dry cleaner with a drive through and not think twice about it. If I opened a business, it would definitely have a drive through.
15. God, that counting app is annoying.
16. I wonder when the baby will actually wear headphones…
17. Listen to him counting! He’s sooooo smart!
18. The Chick-Fil-A drive through girl just called me by name. At least she knows to double down on the Polynesian sauce.
19. I will throw that iPad out the window if he doesn’t start playing another damn app.
20. I wonder if I can get away with driving all the way home before he starts screaming for chicken nuggets.
21. *bites chicken nuggets into 100 pieces and hands them back*
22. Wait, does he have stickers?
23. No. No stickers on my windows.
24. Do we own Goo Gone?
25. Oh hey, Dad in the minivan, I see you rocking that kid wagon and I’m jealous of your DVD player.
26. So many red lights, so few minutes until nap time.
27. I think my next car needs WIFI so we can stream anything other than THE COUNTING APP.
28. I wonder if this chicken nugget covered salad is really healthy. Like, could I just order a #1 combo instead?
29. Oh, no sir, don’t you even think about falling asleep in this car!
30. *singing at the top of my lungs to prevent a car nap*
31. Almost home, almost home, almost home.
32. Please transfer, please transfer, please transfer.
33. Ok, but seriously, what is that smell?
Okay so how great is that? I know I have had SOOOOO many, okay all of those thoughts as I cruise through life in my mom car! It’s a tough world out there, let’s all keep it real! Be on the look out for next Thursday’s blogger!! Thanks Steph, you are too cute! 
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  1. definitely laughter out loud at these !!!! haha my baby NEVER transfers… so its often a timmies drive through (yes I’m canadian) and sitting in my car playing on my phone!! and for goodness gracious i can relate to the cupholders ALWAYS being full.. My hubby has a BIRD with this one! it drives him bonkers……………………. well let me tell you YOUR baby nurses ALL night long and if i need 4 coffees that sit half drank then leave it alone! hahah anyways great post needed a giggle!

  2. Funny and relatable. I’m not there yet… but I will be!
    I have not tried this product, but I just saw an ad for it and it made me think of this post again. I don’t know where you live, these might be a little warm for the south, but look: fleecy headbands with headphones inside! Or if you are crafty you might be able to make something like this by destroying a cheap set of headband earphones// using that skullcandy kind of headphone that pops out of the headband. Or maybe the baby will grow out of the counting app soon. 🙂

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