Motherhood: The Album (16 Perfect Songs For Any #MomLife Moment)

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Untitled design (11)In our house, we love music! We make up catchy jingles about what we are doing throughout the day. We love having dance parties in the living room, and we frequently attend concerts performed by my four year old LIVE! from the stage that is our fire place. I love it all! However, there are times when I wish I could trade in “Let It Go” and the Alvin and the Chipmunks version of “Uptown Funk” for a little more “Mama Music”. I’ll admit that I’m not exactly privy to all of today’s latest hits. (When I want to dance, the N*SYNC Pandora station is. my. JAM!) Nevertheless, I did my very best to put together what I think is the perfect playlist for various motherhood moments and milestones, and added in a few #MomLyrics just for fun! Enjoy!

1. Birth: Push It, Salt n Peppa

Is there really a more perfect song to kick off our playlist or help bring your little blessing into the world?

2. Postpartum Recovery: Just the Way You Are, Bruno Mars

You can sing this to your new baby, but it’s really for you. Sing it loud and proud in the shower with your changing moods and body. Cause girl, you’re amazing!

3. Judged in a Mommy Group: Shake it Off, Taylor SwiftShake it Off

4. Trapped Under a Napping Baby: Dare You to Move, Switchfoot

It really is the perfect nap time song to listen to as you gaze lovingly at your clingy, teething, wakeful baby…go ahead and turn it on if your phone isn’t just a few inches out of reach. But it probably is.

5. Baby’s First Steps: Wobble Baby, V.I.C.

6. Enjoying Your (lukewarm) Coffee: Raise Your Glass, P!nkRaise Your Glass

7. Toddler Tantrum: Eye of the Tiger, Survivor

8. Potty Training Dance Party: I Gotta Feeling, The Black Eyed PeasI Gotta Feeling, Black Eyed

9. First Day of School: I Want To Hold Your Hand, The Beatles

Sing this one at the top of your lungs while you ugly cry in your mini van after drop off.

10. Meeting a Mom with a Similar Parenting Style Whose Kids Don’t Annoy You: Call Me Maybe, Carly Rae Jepson

Call Me Maybe11. Whole Family Stomach Virus: Another One Bites the Dust, Queen 

You’ll need something with a beat to keep you scrubbing and sanitizing while everyone else rests up.

12. Grocery Shopping: Royals, LordeRoyals

13. Middle School Years: Survivor, Destiny’s Child

On repeat. Let Queen Bey inspire you.

14. First Teenage Door Slam: RESPECT, Aretha Franklin

It’s best to just have your teenager listen to this one.

15. Teaching Your Teenager How to Drive: Jesus Take the Wheel, Carrie Underwood

16. High School Graduation: Alternate between Happy, Pharrell and There Goes My Life, Kenny Chesney

Those are some of my favorites! What songs would you choose for your personal motherhood soundtrack? What’s your favorite mama jam? I would LOVE to hear about them. Who knows, you might even inspire me to bring my Pandora account into the 2010s!

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Becky Walker
I fell in love with my husband, Dustin, when I was a wide eyed 15 year old. I have been a mostly loving wife since June 5, 2010, and a mom since February 16, 2012. I live right by Tinker AFB, and I have three little ones- Lyla, 6, Karrick, 2, and our bonus baby Juliet, almost 1 year old! Along with serving as Community Engagement Manager for OKCMB, I work part time from the closet under our stairs teaching English to Chinese students early in the morning! The most relaxing part of my day is when I drink my whole cup of coffee -HOT- while it’s still dark, and the rest of my house is still and quiet. During the day, the kids and I are out and about, exploring the city and avoiding the laundry. I do my very best to run a happy and healthy household for my husband and the little people God has entrusted to me.

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