Songs Made for Mothers & Daughters
Some of my favorite memories with all 3 of our girls surround music: dance parties, concerts, sweet lullabies or car jam sessions. Music makes is so easy to connect with others, and our littles are no exception.
Here are my 10 favorite songs for mothers and daughters (and some can be applied to dads and sons and grandparents, etc too in any family combination)!
1. Never Grow Up – Taylor Swift
The twins were T Swift Super Fans right around the time Harper was born, so this song has always been my song to all 3 girls. We sing and dance to it in the kitchen, and it’s one of the songs Harper learned all the words to first … and it’s SO sweet hearing a 3 year old sings these lyrics.
Favorite lyrics to sum up the sweet baby / toddler stage that my daughter is just now growing out of:
Your little hands wrapped around my finger
And it’s so quiet in the world tonight
Your little eyelids flutter cause you’re dreaming
So I tuck you in, turn on your favorite night light
To you everything’s funny, you’ve got nothing to regret
I’d give all I have honey
If you could stay like that
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2. Lullaby – Dixie Chicks
When I first heard this song, I teared up hearing each word. I truly feel like the Dixie Chicks wrote this song about my personal journey in motherhood, and isn’t why songs captivate us so much?!
My favorite lyrics from Lullaby:
Never knew the best was yet to come
Life began when I saw your face
And I hear your laugh like a serenade
Is forever enough, is forever enough
How long do you wanna be loved
Is forever enough
‘Cause I’m never, never giving you up
Through your eyes I see
A world full of magic
Full of possibilities
You know as well as anybody how tough this life can be
But you’ve got so much strength inside you
A strength I pray you’ll never need
And I’m never gonna let you down
Time flies by
I hope you realize that I
I’ll love you forever now
4. In My Daughter’s Eyes – Martina McBride
I remember listening to this song as a kid (major 90s country fan over here) and loving it, but when I heard it again a few months ago, the lyrics brought a whole new meaning.
My favorite lyrics from In My Daughter’s Eyes:
In my daughter’s eyes I can see the future
A reflection of who I am and what will be
And though she’ll grow and someday leave
Maybe raise a family
When I’m gone I hope you’ll see
How happy she made me
For I’ll be there In my daughter’s eyes
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5. Forever Young – Rod Stewart
I love the lyrics of this so much, I have a giant hanging of them in our entryway. It’s such a sweet song that applies to so many people in our lives, especially our children. It’s kind of like an Irish Blessing of sorts, which the Irish in me appreciates.
My favorite Forever Young lyrics:
And my you grow to be proud, dignified and true.
And do unto others as you’d have done to you.
Be courageous and be brave.
And in my heart you’ll always stay
From back when I was three
You set up a paint set in the kitchen
And you’re talking to me
It’s the age of princesses and pirate ships
And the seven dwarfs
And Daddy’s smart
And you’re the prettiest lady in the whole wide world
Won’t you stay here a minute more
I know you wanna walk through the door
But it’s all too fast
Let’s make it last a little while
I pointed to the sky and now you wanna fly
I am your biggest fan
I hope you know I am
But do you think you can somehow
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Are there any favorite songs of yours that I’m missing? Leave them in the comments below!