Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Songs of Motherhood

I love music, so I was completely on boards when Rabia suggested Songs That Are Stuck In Your Head for a Tuesday Ten topic.  Then, I remembered that I had already done a similar post when I shared the Ten Most Played Songs on My iPod.  I considered updating it since that was over a year ago, but really wanted to do something a little different.  When I stumbled across this card on Facebook, I got and idea.

It got me thinking about what songs best describe parenting and motherhood.  I came up with a list of ten songs that could easily be applied to the trials and tribulations of parenting.  Some are serious; some are meant to be funny.  However, I think if you are a mom, you can relate to them all!  So, here's my list of the Top Ten Songs of Motherhood:

1.  God Gave Me You - Blake Shelton -Regardless of religion, moms all agree that our children are blessing, gifts.  Sometimes we lose sight of it when kids throw a temper tantrum in the middle of the grocery store aisle or when they give us a nasty stomach bug, but, deep down, we know this - always.

2.  If I Had a Million Dollars - Barenaked Ladies - Because kids are expensive!!

3.  Smile - Uncle Kracker - He calls himself "Uncle," but he actually wrote this for his daughter.  Our kids drive us crazy sometimes, but they also make us smile.

4.  A Whole New World - from Aladdin - Every stage of parenting from having a newborn to the terrible two's to have a teen to becoming an "empty nester" can feel like a whole new world - over and over again.

5.  Never Grow Up  - Taylor Swift - If you're like me, you look forward to watching your children grow and seeing what/who they become.  However, there is also this piece of my heart that wishes they would stay little so I could protect them forever.

6.  I'm Only Sleeping - The Beatles - I just recently found this one and I'm sure that motherhood was the last thing on John Lennon's mind when he wrote it, but it could not be more perfect for moms.  Seriously. Just watch the lyrics.

7.  Let It Go  - Idina Menzel from Frozen-  Yes, I went there!!  Since the movie Frozen, this phrase has become quite the mommy mantra for a lot of us!

8.  Bad Day - Daniel Powter - Even moms have bad days from time to time, right?

9. My Wish - Rascal Flatts -  "My Wish for you is that this life becomes all that you want it to; your dreams stay big and your worries stay small; you never need to carry more that you can hold . . . . . . I hope you know somebody loves you."  Amen!

10.  I Hope You Dance - LeAnn Womack - Similar to My Wish, this one represents all the hope and dreams we have for our children.

**BONUS**  Of course I had to include this one!!  Mommy's in Time Out!!  (If you haven't seen it before, I re-wrote the Lyrics to Maroon 5's Payphone and my blog friend, Stephanie, performed it for her Parentz Bop series.)

What would be on your list of theme songs for motherhood??


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Janine Huldie said...

You totally had to include Let It Go and seriously you know I couldn't agree more either. The John Lennon, I'm Only Sleeping is perfect, too though and totally forgot about it until you mentioned it here :)

bloggingastrid said...

I like your spin on this theme, an dhow songs can relfec thte aning of motherhood. YouTube is bloked on my computer for now, so I can't listen to the actual songs. By the way I tried to leav emy link, bu t can't - it keeps returning an error. It's at http://bloggingastrid.com/2014/06/03/songs-that-have-had-meaning-in-my-life-tuesdayten/

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

I had never heard it until I googled "Songs about Motherhood." Most of them were actually songs for/to mom, but that one kept popping up so I finally listened to the words. Couldn't belie how perfect it was!

Ginnymarie said...

Songs of Motherhood! What a great idea! The Taylor Swift song in one of my favorites, and I'm like you. My little girls are growing up so fast!

Alison said...

My Wish by Rascal Flatts is perfect!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

Sorry it wouldn't work for you, but I was able to enter it for you directly through Ininkz, so it's there now. :-)

MamaRabia said...

Oh, I love what you did with the list this week! That Barenaked Ladies song is so fun!! My kids love singing along with it!

Tamara Bowman said...

I think "Let It Go" is on all of your lists that I've read so far! Not surprising.
I actually met Uncle Kracker on his tour bus.
These are great! I'm listening to Blake Shelton right now. I love the video with Miranda in the beginning!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

They do grow up so fast. Very bittersweet!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

I love that one!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

Mine do, too! :-)

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

That video is so cute! Cool that you met Uncle Kracker! Wonder what his real name is???

Dana said...

I Hope You Dance makes me cry, but a lot of songs to these days. Sometimes I feel like It's a Hard Knocked Life would be an appropriate song :)

Rea Alducente said...

God Gave Me You and Bad Day -- I can relate. Songs make us sane and eventually despite so many crazy days, we stand strong..or not. But these songs make us feel better! :)

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

Sometimes that would definitely be appropriate!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

Yes, songs do =certainly have an emotional impact.

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