A few weeks ago I shared about the Spotify playlists that I created. I thought I’d share with y’all the heart behind it and then some graphics and a list of my songs so you can get inspired and make your own. I didn’t make them shareable except for two because lots of them are specific to our home, the movies the girls love, the bands we love and even our first dance and songs that played at our wedding that I know won’t pep you up the same way it does for us!
So first, the heart behind it. I talk about this a bunch in Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday, just this idea that we have to fight for joy. As tantrums happen and even just the mundaneness of the everyday routines of breakfast, clean up, and bath time can discourage us. I wanted to have some go-to lists to pep us up and add a little life back to our weary bones, mine and Tyler’s and the girls. Just last night I cranked up the Pick Me Up playlist after we got the
It’s amazing how much this helps to set the tone in our home.
Here are the playlists I created:
RISE & SHINE
Full of bright and peppy worship.
You can actually get the whole playlist here.
For when we want fun music to dance to.
Beauty and the Beast – Vivi and I have dance moves to it.
Set it All Free from Sing – Vivi and Vana like to perform with the ukelele.
More Disney princess songs
SHAKE IT OFF
For when the girls are having bad moods and need to “shake it off”.
Shake it Off from Sing
Try Everything from Zootopia
Get Back Up Again from Trolls
Dog Days Are Over by Florence and the Machine
PICK ME UP
This one is for when I’M struggling or exhausted. Honestly, this has been the one we play a lot around late afternoon when I need a jolt to get through cooking, dinner, bath and bedtime. It really does pep me up to hear some of my favorite songs.
Lots of NeedtoBreathe
Not Today by Hillsong United
For when the girls are too hyped up and it’s time to settle down and relax for the night.
Full playlist here.
For when we’re trying to be intentional and making it feel like a date night in.
Special songs throughout our friendship
Our First Dance song
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