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Summer Playlist For Moms

The Ultimate Summer Playlist For Every Type of Mom

Being a mom is no easy feat any time of year, let's be honest. But now that you're gearing up to have wild and crazy kids on your hands during the hot Summer months, you may feel the need to call for some backup — or the perfect playlist. A great song can influence your emotions, and sometimes you need a song to fit the exact mood you're in — like when you run out of popsicles and all hell breaks loose. Just because it's summertime doesn't mean the livin' is always easy — not with kids around, anyway.

Read through for a song to fit every mom situation that could crop up in the Summer and listen to the Spotify playlist below.

  1. To play when you're welcoming the end of packed lunches and early mornings with open arms: "Hello" — Lionel Richie
  2. To play when you're waving goodbye to the day camp bus every morning: "Beat It" — Michael Jackson
  3. To play when you drop your kid off at sleepaway camp for two months: "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" — Green Day
  4. To play when you're setting off on a road trip: "Highway to Hell" — AC/DC
  5. To play when you're feeling so grateful to your neighborhood for having a public pool: "We Built This City" — Starship
  6. To play when you're barbecuing food you know the kids won't eat but are hopeful anyway: "Livin' on a Prayer" — Bon Jovi
  7. To play when the babysitter comes in as backup on a rare Summer date night: "Smells Like Teen Spirit" — Nirvana
  8. To play when you see other moms' kid-free vacation pictures on social media: "Wouldn't It Be Nice" — The Beach Boys
  9. To play when you're dreaming of your own nonexistent kid-free vacation: "Imagine" — John Lennon
  10. To play when you think you've distracted your kids long enough to get some sun yourself: "Dream On" — Aerosmith
  11. To play when your kid eats an entire box of popsicles without puking: "Respect" — Aretha Franklin
  12. To play when your kids are complaining they're bored and you've run out of popsicles to bide time (see above): "Help" — The Beatles
  13. To play when you put the kids down to nap and you finally get me time: "Hallelujah" — Jeff Buckley
  14. To play when aforementioned kids nap for mere minutes and are ready to play again: "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" — The Rolling Stones
  15. To play when you take the kids to the park and let them run wild: "Free Bird" — Lynyrd Skynyrd
  16. To play when you realize that getting tons of time with your kids in the sunshine is actually pretty awesome: "Sweet Child o' Mine" — Guns N' Roses
  17. To play when you hit your breaking point shortly after and can't wait for school to start again: "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" — The Temptations
  18. To play when you realize a few days before school that your kid had Summer assignments: "What's Going On" — Marvin Gaye
  19. To play when you finally get to send the kids back off to school in September: "Sweetness" — Jimmy Eat World
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