Thursday, July 19, 2012

Mommy Music (but not the Nick Jr. kind)

I've been getting stuff ready for this weekend's ladies retreat - doing research, trying recipes, typing up handouts, buying supplies, making copies, cleaning house for my family...basically running around like a chicken with my head cut off! Good thing I've been putting all that advice Lauren gave us for creating routines and using Toodledo to good use! So far, I haven't dropped the ball on anything!

But I would much rather be taking a nap than writing this post. Sorry!! Just keepin' it real, folks! And, in that keeping-it-real spirit, I thought I'd share with you one of my playlists from Spotify. (I'm not selling Spotify, but I do like it...a lot.)

I like making playlists. I love a variety of styles of music, and I really like being able to choose music to either suit or change my mood. I like being able to listen to songs that will speak to where I am in. that. moment.

For example, I've been casually making playlists on Spotify for about 6 months now. I have a playlist for running, a calming playlist, a date night playlist (ya know, to get me in the mood), a "fun and groovy" playlist, an Italian date night playlist, a Christmas and a Jazzy Christmas playlist, and a Disney Favorites playlist. That's not all of them, but you get the drift.

One of the playlists I turn to when I need refreshment as a mom is my "Mommy Playlist". I am still adding to this one as I hear songs, but what I already have on the list are some of my favorite songs that speak directly to my heart as a mom.

Yes, "Me Party" is there to remind me that I'm worth taking care of, not because I want to be alone -- just to clarify. And it always makes me think of Amber's post and helps me remember to freshen up even when I'm stuck at home with the kids all day.

My husband turned me on to Andrew Peterson, and I have to say that he is an amazing song writer, and he really seems to get women and families. "Dancing in the Minefields" could be the anthem of our marriage.

Anyway, each of these songs means something, and I hope you let them speak to you, too.

And I'd love to get your suggestions for other songs that should be here! What's on your playlist(s)?

1 comment:

  1. Too bad I haven't been practicing what I preach. I am the epitome of frump lately. Oh, and I love Andrew Peterson. Have you tried Gungor?