Mommy Moment – Jessica Style

That’s right! It’s time for another Mommy Moment at the Monster! If you’re not sure what a Mommy Moment at the Monster is, head over and read all about how Mommy Moments at the Monster came to be.

Today, I’m so excited to welcome Jessica from Modern Day Moms! Jessica is a mom, editor and founder of Modern Day Moms and a pinterest fanatic! She’s been incredibly kind to me and allowed me to guest post at her place a few times. She’s really a great friend!

Go grab a cup of coffee and a donut, ahem, I mean a low-fat muffin, or depending on the time of the day maybe some wine and chocolate, and sit back and enjoy the story!


Tolerable Kid Friendly Songs That Won’t Drive You Nuts

We are a very musical family. You will often hear my daughter yelling “Blast It!” when Lady Gaga or Justin Bieber comes on the radio. I will be the first to admit that our daughter takes “music lover” to a whole new level. Her obsession with the Jonas Brothers went far beyond their Disney show… (is that still on?)

Yes, it may be cute at first.. it’s cute when she sings these songs at the top of her lungs.. but it wasn’t always so pleasant to the ears. There is nothing that I find more annoying than any sort of barney/dora/blues clues songs on repeat. I definitely think there are better options out there and I have compiled a list of my all time favorite songs that are perfect for parents AND kids. These are songs that won’t leave you with your own separate headphones while you are driving on a road trip. Hope you enjoy!

1. We The Kings – Check Yes Juliet
2. Katy Perry – Firework
3. Justin Bieber – Runaway Love
4. Adele – Right As Rain
5. Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks (try the Butch Clancy Remix for a treat)
6. Jack Johnson – Sitting, Waiting, Wishing
7. The Postal Service – Such Great Heights
8. Corinne Bailey Rae – Put Your Records On
9. Eilen Jewell – Rich Man’s World
10. Zee Avi – Bitter Heart
11. Fiest – 1,2,3,4 (Mushaboom)

You may remember #11 on Sesame Street even.. oh yes, Feist is a favorite around here. Check out her video for 1,2,3,4.

Sesame Street isn’t a stranger to having popular artists on their show. I’m sure you remember the Katy Perry controversy where they actually pulled the video for being too “hot”. It’s still one of our favorites however… and oh Elmo, all she wanted to do was play dress up!

Needless to say, there is definitely not a shortage of kid friendly songs… and if you have to, the “clean version” in iTunes may just do the trick if you can’t part ways with your favs.


Jessica is the Managing Editor of Modern Day Moms, a rockin’ go-to guide for parents. She is a mother to a preschooler who is very passionate about music.


Thank you for sharing this Jessica…we are also a very musical family and I’m always looking for cool songs for the kids that I will like as well. That Jack Johnson and Adele are on your list makes me excited to check out the rest!

There’s no manual out there for what we do, so sharing stories like this helps us all learn from each other.

Now head over to Modern Day Moms and if you are new there, make sure to tell Jessica that I sent you!

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  1. Love Pumped Up Kicks, but it's funny, my friend was mortified when her daughter started singing it in the grocery store, "Better outrun my gun, better out run my bullet!" Kristy @PampersandPinot recently posted..Song Bird SundayMy Profile
  2. I love your list. We try to listen to music that's mom & kid friendly around here, too. The Glee soundtracks aren't terrible :)
  3. I love number 11. Once I start singing it, it is hard to stop! JDaniel4's Mom recently posted..Muffin Tin Monday- Away in the MangerMy Profile
  4. Great list! My kids are older now and it's hard to filter out the inappropriate songs that are on the radio.
  5. Absolutely love your list! We're big on music, too, and I have to admit that our's isn't *always* appropriate! Galit Breen recently posted..This Kind of QuietMy Profile
  6. Is it wrong that my 3 year old doesn't know any nursery rhymes...but he knows the words to "Imma Be"? We are also fans of the song that Will.I.Am created on Sesame Street. That's a good one.