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Mom’s Music Playlist

Mom's Music Playlist

Music can be very powerful. It can help shape, motivate, and clarify our moods. As a Mom’s we need to remember to use all the tools available to us while making our way through the rough complicated days of motherhood. Music has the power to help us be better moms! Get a musical mood shift with this post all about the power of Mom’s Music Playlist.

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Remember, each individual has different responses to the same music. So some of my choices might not match what you want to hear. I am just here to help inspire your musical Mom side. You can use themes based on time of day and life milestones to create playlists. Some sounds might even go into multiple playlists!

I love using Amazon Prime Music- You can create your own playlists and even share them with friends! Just download the app and sync your Prime info. Keep reading for some ideas to get you mom playlists started! (Warning I have some dramatic taste- some songs for me might not do it for you. Just get inspired and maybe find some new tunes to enjoy and add to your arsenal!)

Mom’s Morning Playlist

Think about the kind of day you want to have and pull your motivation from there! “Get er Done- Motivational, Lazy and Relaxed, Fun, Busy, etc.” Pick some songs to fit the mood you are hoping to achieve for the day. I LOVE having music on in the morning. It doesn’t happen every morning but I def notice a boost in the mood of myself and my kiddos when we do have a musical morning. We listen while we eat, brush teeth and walk out the door- sometimes all the way to the bus stop.

Morning Tunes

  • Comfort Me- Tim McGraw
  • Dream Too Much- Amy Lee
  • Can’t Stop the Feeling- Justin Timberlake
  • Have it All- Jason Mraz
  • It’s a Beautiful Day- Rob Drabkin
  • Happy- Pharrell Williams
  • Me Too- Megan Trainor
Mom's Morning Playlist. 
Comfort Me- Tim McGraw
Dream Too Much- Amy Lee
Can't Stop the Feeling- Justing Timberlake 
Have it All- Jason Mraz
It's a Beautiful Day- Rob Drabkin
Happy- Pharrell Williams 
Me Too- Megan Trainor

Mom’s Cleaning Playlist

If you don’t have music you can crank up when its time to disinfect your home are you even human? Whether your cleaning motivation is “Crap- My Mother-in-law is coming,” “The Kids have had the flu for a week,” or “The bathroom is so nasty I can’t use it till I clean it,” type of person- we all have our favorite cleaning songs. Here are some of mine for some inspiration. Please send a comment with yours! Some of my Mom friends have shared with me that their cleaning songs are NOT kid-friendly. But hey whatever help you kill the dirt and germs- am I right?! Check out Mom’s Spring Cleaning Post.

Cleaning Tunes

  • Bitter Sweet Symphony- The Verve
  • I Said Hey What’s Going On- Lara Stevens
  • Feel It Still- Portugal. The Man
  • The Wanted- Glad You Came
  • Whatever You Like- T.I.
  • Stronger- Kanye West
  • Honey, I’m Good- Andy Grammer
Mom's Cleaning Playlist 
Bitter Sweet Symphony- The Verve
I Said Hey What's Going On- Lara Stevens
Feel It Still- Portugal. The Man
The Wanted- Glad You Came 
Whatever You Like- T.I. 
Stronger- Kanye West 
 Honey, I'm Good- Andy Grammer

Mom’s “Its Nap Time” In the Car Playlist

When you have a long car ride ahead of you and kiddos would benefit from having rested children when you arrive these are the songs you play on that car ride. At least until they pass out. (You HOPE). My kids have some songs played for them at bedtime as well. Those usually fall into the Naptime tunes list. Here is why good sleep is so important for little kids and moms too!

Naptime Tunes

  • Blackbird- The Beatles
  • Lullabye- Billy Joel
  • Songbird- Fleetwood Mac
  • A Million Dreams- The Greatest Showman
  • Godspeed- Dixi Chicks
  • A Thousand Years- Christina Perri
Mom's "Nap Time in the Car" Playlist
Blackbird- The Beatles 
Lullabye- Billy Joel 
Songbird- Fleetwood Mac
A Million Dreams-  The Greatest Showman 
Godspeed- Dixi Chicks
A Thousand Years- Christina Perri

Mom’s Cooking Playlist

Even if you love to cook the monotony of doing it every night can get very old. Especially when we are cooking for little people who either won’t eat what we cook or we have to fight them to eat it. The struggle is real! Having some of your favorite tunes to jam out to while you multi-task cooking, homework and little leg hugging toddlers can sometimes be the tool we need to get us through.

Cooking Tunes

  • American Pie- Don McLean
  • Brown Sugar- Rolling Stones
  • Peaches- The Presidents of the United States of America
  • Big Cheese- Nirvana
  • California English- Vampire English
  • Candy Shop- 50 Cent
  • Keep Your Head Up- Andy Grammer
  • Dance with me Tonight- Olly Murs
Mom's Cooking Playlist
American Pie- Don McLean
Brown Sugar-  Rolling Stones  
Peaches- The Presidents of the United States of America
Big Cheese- Nirvana
California English- Vampire English
Candy Shop- 50 Cent
Keep Your Head Up- Andy Grammer 
 Dance with me Tonight- Olly Murs

Mom’s “Back to Work After Baby” Playlist

My sister just had her first baby and is headed back to work soon. She has a long commute and you all know to leave that babe takes some getting used to. She is the one who inspired this whole playlist post! I wanted to make her a playlist to keep her mind busy during that ride. Songs you can’t help but sing so loud the person in the car next to you is staring.

Back to Work Tunes

  • GIRL- Maren Morris
  • Landslide- Fleetwood Mac
  • Rise Up- Andre Day
  • Sunflower- Bennett G Authur
  • This is Me- Keala Settle and The Greatest Showman
  • Sugar- Maroon 5
  • Fight Song- Rachel Platten
Mom's "Back to Work After Baby" Playlist
GIRL- Maren Morris 
Landslide- Fleetwood Mac
Rise Up- Andre Day 
Sunflower- Bennett G Authur 
This is Me- Keala Settle and The Greatest Showman
Sugar- Maroon 5
Fight Song- Rachel Platten

Mom’s “Chauffeur” Playlist

When the kids grow and you find yourself being the one to drive them EVERYWHERE! When they are big enough to choose all the things but can’t drive themselves yet. Sports, girl scouts, clubs, after school activities, and eventually part-time jobs even! What is the go-to car music? I’m sure some of it can be embarrassing to those pre-teen/ teen kiddos. Let’s hear some of your favorites in the comments.

“The Chauffeur” Tunes

  • Barbra Streisand- Duck Sauce
  • Sorry- Justin Beiber
  • Drive-By- Train
  • Life is a Highway- Rascal Flatts
  • Party Rock Anthem- LMFAO
  • Send Me on My Way- Rusted Root
  • Shotgun- George Ezra
  • Low- Flo Rida
Mom's "Chauffeur" Playlist
Barbra Streisand- Duck Sauce
Sorry- Justin Beiber
Drive-By- Train 
Life is a Highway- Rascal Flatts 
Party Rock Anthem- LMFAO
Send Me on My Way- Rusted Root
Shotgun- George Ezra
Low- Flo Rida

Mom’s Night Out Playlist

On a rare occasion, us moms get to go have some time away from the kiddos its time to let your hair down. These songs could even be used when you just get the car to yourself and you want to listen to something that takes you back- back to before the rugrats! This is when I chose all those songs with the explicit lyrics! Check out this post on how to “Catch” some mom friends for “Mom’s Night OUt!”

Mom’s Night out Tunes

  • Truth Hurts- Lizzo
  • S.OB.- Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
  • What Have You Done for Me Lately- Janet Jackson
  • Bitch- Meridith Brooks
  • Just a Girl- No Doubt
  • Born This Way- Lady Gaga
  • Get Low- Ying Yang Twins
  • Get Your Freak On- Missy Elliott
Mom's Night Out Playlist
Truth Hurts- Lizzo
S.OB.- Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
What Have You Done for Me Lately- Janet Jackson 
Bitch- Meridith Brooks
Just a Girl- No Doubt
Born This Way- Lady Gaga
Get Low- Ying Yang Twins
Get Your Freak On- Missy Elliott

I am sure I have barely scratched the surface of playlist ideas but I just wanted to inspire you, ladies, to use some music! It can be a powerful way to Savor the Mom Life moments we live every day. Please make this a group effort! Leave some comments with your favorite songs and the playlist they would “fit” in for you and your kids.

Also, please don’t forget to check out Amazon Prime Music. If you have Prime- you already have access to the basic version. It has playlist building and sharing capabilities. The free with Prime version doesn’t have unlimited music though. If you want access to all the songs Amazon has to offer you can get the unlimited subscription with an added monthly fee.

Songs for Your Mom Moods. Mom's Music Playlist.

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I am a mom of two sweet kiddos. One boy who is 6 and one girl who is 3. Before kids, I was a Kindergarten teacher. My purpose here is to build a positive place for Moms (or any parent for that matter) to learn, share and support each other in our life quest for Happiness!

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