“Bitch” by Meredith Brooks

This is another song that I grew up on. I like it because it shows that there are two sides to everyone. That you are not just one type of person. I listen to this song when I am having identity issues, when I have troubles separating mom life from my life. When I have troubles trying to figure out who I am when I am not raising my kids. I keep this song on my playlist because it is a good song to just sit and listen to while you drink a cup of coffee. I hope you like it as much as I do.

“Love Me Like You Mean It” by Kelsea Ballerini

It doesn’t matter what mood I am in, when I hear this song I can’t help but sing. I play this song when I am not feeling so great. I play this song when my oldest is having boy troubles. I play this song when all I want to do is scream at my hubby because he is being difficult. This song lifts my mood every time. Even now while I am typing I have to correct my mistakes because I am unsuccessfully trying to dance while I type. Every person should go by this song. It should be a love anthem. Love someone like you mean it, even if it is temporary. Because once the relationship is over the impact will stick with you forever. I hope you like this song as much as I do.

“Marry You’ by Bruno Mars

It took me what felt like forever to find a video to go with this song because so many people use it to propose. Nothing wrong with that, it just makes in near impossible to find one I want to use. This is a great song, and I first heard it on a TV show I used to watch. I generally like Bruno Mars as it is, but with it being the time of year when I remember the beginnings of my relationship with my husband I chose to share this song. I originally put it on my playlist because I liked it, but it has stayed because it reminds me of my relationship. We didn’t care if anyone liked the idea of us being together, we wanted to be together and that is all that matters. Even to this day it is like that. I hope you like this song as much as I do.

“Just Started Lovin’ You” by James Otto

It was this time of year five years ago that my now Hubby and I started dating. We took it sort of slowly, but once we felt it then it was over for life. We knew we had to be with each other for life. I added this song to my playlist because I can remember when all we wanted to do was be around each other. Neither one of us wanted to go to work, and we couldn’t wait to see each other at the end of the day. And whenever we could we were on the phone talking to each other. Even now, five years later, we are still on the phone for hours. I love my husband so much it hurts and he still amazes me everyday. I hope you like this song as much as I do.

“Fergalicious” by Fergie

WARNING: This song might not be for little ears!

Now that that is out of the way I feel like I have to say off the bat that this song is on my playlist because I LOVE the beat. It is a great beat to workout to or even clean the house. I love music and try to always give a song a couple tries. I have been listening to this song for years. The beat gives me motivation to workout hard, and when I listen to the words it makes me feel empowered. And did I mention the beat? I hope you find some sort of way to like this song. I apologize if this song offends you in some way or another, but I am here to let others know that they are not alone and other people do like this music.

“Compass” by Lady Antebellum

With my birthday around the corner I wanted to post a song that keeps me uplifted. That reminds me that I am not alone in my world. That there are other stay at home moms who are trying to degree and make sure dinner is served every night. That there are other couples out there who feel like they never get time alone any more. This song reminds me that it is OK to lean on other people, to say that things suck and I need help. When I am feeling down I listen to this song and get pumped, because as much as I think I need help I know there are others out there that I can help. And that is kind of why I write, not as often as I would like. But I want to let others know that they are not alone and we should lean on each other and follow our hearts. I hope you like this song and that it lifts you up like it does me.

“Perfect” by Simple Plan

It is funny that I post this song around Christmas because I remember getting this CD for Christmas. I also remember that this was the theme song to every kids life. We all felt like we weren’t good enough for our parents. That all we did was let them down. Now that I am an adult I feel like this song belongs to my kids sometimes. That we put too much pressure on our kids because we don’t want them to fail, either because we love them or everyone judges us, or maybe a little of both. I strive to let my kids know that I love them and that I will be here for them, while still trying to raise them to be good adults later in life. It is a struggle everyday to find that happy medium, and sometimes we never reach it. This song is on my playlist because it was my anthem growing up (and sometimes I feel like it still is), and I know it is the anthem to every kid in every generation. I hope you like it or can relate to it.