shutterstock_71828980You’ve got a special playlist to power you through your hardest workouts, and maybe even that secret set list you push play on when you and your partner get some precious adult time together. But music is about so much more than falling in love, heartache or dancing in the club. If you look closely, you’ll find hidden meanings in songs to motivate you through all of life’s parenting moments.

When you suspect baby is getting sick-This Girl is On Fire by Alicia Keys.

When there’s a particularly vile diaper Toxic by Britney Spears.

When your tiny baby starts to toddle on his own towards you- Step By Step by New Kids On The Block.

When you finally win the nap time battle- Everybody’s Free by Rozalla.

When it’s time for your child’s 18-month check up- Shots by LMFAO.

For those nights when they just.won’t.sleep- Up All Night by One Direction.

When Grandma takes the kids for the afternoon- Sugar by Maroon 5.

When your toddler is being super clingy- Chains by Nick Jonas.

When they want ice cream for breakfast- Cry Me A River by Justin Timberlake.

When your child treats a bumped head like a traumatic brain injury- Shake It Off by Taylor Swift.

When the time has come to take away your child’s beloved pacifier- End Of The Road by Boys II Men.

When you reach for one of the Oreos you have hidden behind the flax seeds in the pantry- Dirty Little Secret by The All-American Rejects.

When the sitter confirms that she is available to come this Saturday- Bye Bye Bye by *NSYNC.

When the kids let you sleep past sunrise- Beautiful Day by U2.

When you make the mistake of taking the kids into Pier 1- Can’t Touch This by MC Hammer.

When your child is overwhelmed with life and just needs a few minutes to snuggle in order to deal with life- I Will Wait by Mumford & Sons.

When you manage to get all your errands done and food on the table without anyone getting hurt for the entire day- Run The World by Beyonce.

When those crumbs on their shirt prove they know exactly where the last cookie went- Lips are Movin’ by Meghan Trainor.

When it’s prom night and you can’t believe how fast the time went and you’re not crying, it’s just allergies, okay fine, you are crying, there now are you happy?- Always Be My Baby by Mariah Carey.

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