Playlist of the Week: Songs for Mother's Day


Are you using a mother's day theme for any of your groups in the coming weeks? Depending on the populations you work with, you may be bringing up mother's day, or your client's may be bringing it up themselves.

Here are some themes and therapeutic directions that may arise, depending on the population you are working with:

Older Adults:

- Words of wisdom from mother that stayed with them through the years

- Saying goodbye to mother during the war/ leaving the country and leaving family behind

- Reminiscing on happy occasions with mother

- Reminiscing on becoming a mother/raising children

- What it's like to be a grandmother

Expectant Mothers/ New Mothers:

- Hopes, expectations, fears, etc... of becoming a mother

- Joys and challenges of being a new mother

- Reflecting on childhood and lessons they are taking with them

- Strained mother/child relationship

- Loss of mother/child and expression of grief.

I hope you can find at least one song from this list that might be relevant for your clients!

Enjoy!

1. Coat of Many Colours - Dolly Parton


Lyric: Momma sewed the rags together

Sewin' every piece with love

She made my coat of many colours

That I was so proud of

2. Mama - Spice Girls


Lyric: She used to be my only enemy and never let me be free

Catching me in places that I knew I shouldn't be

Every other day I crossed the line I didn't mean to be so bad

I never thought you would become the friend I never had

3. Mama Said - The Shirelles


Lyric: Mama said there'll be days like this

There'll be days like this, mama said

(Mama said, mama said)

4. I Turn to You - Christina Aguilera


Lyric: For a shield from the storm

For a friend, for a love to keep me safe and warm

I turn to you

5. Dear Mama - 2Pac


Lyric: When I was young me and my mama had beef

Seventeen years old kicked out on the streets

Though back at the time, I never thought I'd see her face

Ain't a woman alive that could take my mama's place

6. Mama Liked the Roses - Elvis Presley


Lyric: Oh, mama liked the roses, she grew them in the yard

But winter always came around and made the growing way too hard

Oh, mama liked the roses and when she had the time

She'd decorate the living room, for all us kids to see

7. Mama Said - Metallica


Lyric: Mama she has taught me well

Told me when I was young

"Son your life's an open book,

Don't close it 'fore its done"

8. My Yiddeshe Momme - Willie Howard


Lyric: It wasn't much like Paradise but 'mid the dirt and all

There sat the sweetest angel, one that I fondly call

My yiddishe momme I need her more then ever now

My yiddishe momme I'd like to kiss that wrinkled brow

9. Like My Mother Does - Lauren Alaina


Lyric: I've got her spirit

She's always got my back

When I look at herI think, I want to be just like that

When I love I give it all I've gotLike my mother does

10. The Best Day - Taylor Swift


Lyric: I'm thirteen now

And don't know how

My friends could be so mean

I come home crying And you hold me tight

And grab the keys