My 5 Favorite Pandora Stations

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Little One started to do aerobics in my belly at 3:30 AM, so an hour later, I found myself sitting at my desk, sipping a cup of coffee and checking emails.  It’s going to be a long day!


I may also have a touch of anxiety about our multi-city road trip, which starts today.  I can never sleep when I know I have something big coming up.  Ugh.


On a MUCH brighter note, my Mom and Dwight arrived yesterday!  I’m not sure who was more excited… me or Henry. 


Probably Henry, actually.  That’s because they browsed the Thomas catalogue for a bit and then Jojo took him to the toy store to buy his new favorite.


There are never. enough. trains.  Never!


Mom was nice enough to buy everyone Thai takeout so I didn’t have to cook or destroy my kitchen.  I was pretty beat by the end of the day – I am definitely slowing down as this pregnancy draws to a close. 


I remember having a lot more energy when I was pregnant with Henry! Now I just feel like I’m trying to survive until the end of the day.  Probably because Henry is on the outside.  Hah.


My 5 Favorite Pandora Stations


Just for fun!


I love the Sia station, especially for working at my computer.  Gotta appreciate some female pop rock.

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I love the Pitbull station for exercise.  The Latin-inspired beats are awesome for running.  Plus, I adore all the shout-outs to the 3-0-5 (Miami, my hometown).

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I love the Snow Patrol station because they’re my favorite band of all time.

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Side note:  The song above.  Back in 2007, Kristien and I saw Snow Patrol at American Universe (they played in the gym!), and when they played that song, they pulled a random girl up on stage to sing the girl’s lyrics.  Random girl totally rocked it – she knew all the words and had an amazing voice.  I always wondered if she was a mole; it’s one of their best songs, but I seriously would’ve just mumbled the lyrics and died of embarrassment if it had been me!


I love the “Don’t You Worry Child” by Swedish House Mafia station – it’s much better than the actual Swedish House Mafia station, oddly enough.  It’s a great station for house-inspired workout jams.

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And Henry and I both love the Disney (Children’s) station.  Because Colors of the Wind from the Pocahontas movie is the best song of all time (duh).

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What’s your favorite Pandora station?



  • Maryea {happy healthy mama} October 16, 2014, 6:52 am

    I don’t have a favorite station, but I love Pop Fitness for working out and when I’m cooking dinner I like something relaxing like the Bob Marley Radio or Indigo Girls Radio. 🙂

    Have a great trip!

  • Jenny October 16, 2014, 7:15 am

    Yay! Thank you for sharing! I love finding new Pandora stations. I like the Li’l Jon station for running (he cracks me up with some of the ridiculous lyrics) and my Girls on the Run girlies LOVE it when I play the Demi Lovato station for them.

    Travel safely!!

  • Cate October 16, 2014, 7:20 am

    That picture of Henry in the reading glasses is adorable. He is one cute kid!

  • Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate October 16, 2014, 7:20 am

    I love Pitbull’s station too for working out. I listen to Michael Buble sometimes while I work or when I’m cooking dinner!

  • Megan October 16, 2014, 8:19 am

    I actually have a question about your White Plum post (but the comments are closed). I’m pregnant too, and I’ve been searching everywhere for the perfect fleece leggings (I live in Vermont and my cotton leggings days are numbered!). I’m guessing you’d recommend the White Plum leggings as maternity wear, but do you have any tips on sizing? I usually wear the gap under-the-belly cotton leggings so I like ones that sit low. Also, did you size up on the tunic? Any advice would be appreciated!

    • Caitlin October 16, 2014, 11:09 am

      I think it’s one size fits all for the leggings. They fit but I feel like they might be too small next week (for context, I’m 5 ft 4 and 165 now). I got a medium in the tunic.

  • Jess (will run for cheeseburgers) October 16, 2014, 8:37 am

    Favorite pandora station has been Justin Timberlake for some time now …

    Also we saw you and Henry and your mom outside of the Petco yesterday. Henry was running at full speed and my son stopped to stare at him lol.

    Good luck on the trip! Have a 5.5 hour road trip next month that I’m tackling with the toddler and dog on my own. Would love any tips 🙂

  • Julie October 16, 2014, 10:04 am

    Of course you’ve got less energy this time around – you’re chasing a toddler all day! 😉 The pics of him w/ g-ma make my heart swell. Have a great trip!

  • Carrie (This Fit Chick) October 16, 2014, 10:32 am

    good call on Snow Patrol! I’m a huge fan! I love the Easy Listening station 🙂

  • Katie October 16, 2014, 10:34 am

    I prefer Hanson Radio. Lots of poppy hits, but trends more towards 90s music. Hallelujah!

  • Chelsea @ TableForOne October 16, 2014, 11:20 am

    I constantly have Pandora on! I love listening to Train radio and Ingrid Michaelson!

  • Laura October 16, 2014, 11:24 am

    That picture of Henry in the glasses is too cute!

  • Cecily October 16, 2014, 1:03 pm

    80s cardio is my go-to for a little pick-me-up in the middle of the day!

  • Ashley October 16, 2014, 1:08 pm

    I love the 80s pop station for working out. It’s like a dance party. 🙂

  • Hillary October 16, 2014, 2:48 pm

    Anything 90s. Other great children’s stations we love are, Jack Johnson Children’s, Frances England and Elizabeth Mitchell.

  • Kelly October 16, 2014, 4:16 pm

    I’ve been reading your blog for years, but I don’t think I’ve ever commented before. However, I had to chime in to mention thatI was at the same Snow Patrol show (they are my all time favorite band too) at American University and I remember being completely floored by the girl who sang Martha Wainwright’s part. Great venue and great show. I loved how he was joking about their dressing room being the women’s locker room!

    • Caitlin October 19, 2014, 12:35 pm

      That’s so cool!!

  • Tonyne October 16, 2014, 4:48 pm

    Sunday mornings my house is always on the Otis Redding channel, perfect for waking up slow with coffee.

    That’s the best Snow Patrol song, hands down.

  • Lauren October 16, 2014, 5:22 pm

    Safe travels. When making dinner I usually listen to the Regina Spektor or She & Him station. For workouts I love the Hyper Crush Station. And for hanging out we almost always listen to Dr. Dog radio or Iron and Wine.

  • Elisabeth October 16, 2014, 7:16 pm

    Love, love, love Snow Patrol! They’re pretty much on constant plan in my car (along with Maroon 5 and The Beatles) and Set Fire to the Third Bar is my favorite! (Plus Just Say Yes)

  • Nicole @ Broken Road Creative October 16, 2014, 8:31 pm

    My daughter and I love the Disney station too! My favorites always change but there’s one, Alternative Endurance Training, that I think you would like!


  • Danielle October 17, 2014, 7:50 am

    Haha I always listen to the 70s and 80s hits Pandora stations…they make for great living room dance parties.

  • Alisha October 17, 2014, 11:10 am

    I’m guessing the random girl they pulled onstage to sing Set Fire to the Third Bar wan’t a plan. The same thing happened at the concert I went to also. Only the girl was TERRIBLE! Totally drunk and knew none of the words.

  • Jamie October 17, 2014, 4:12 pm

    My favorite Pandora station is Death Cab for Cutie. But…I really prefer Spotify to Pandora because you can make your own playlists!

  • Tory @ tory of my life October 17, 2014, 10:37 pm

    My brother and I love The Lion King Soundtrack station for our fill of Disney classics! I love Grouplove, so I love their station as well as the Glee Cast station, a perfect mix of pop covers and showtunes!

  • Tricia October 18, 2014, 7:32 am

    Totally disagree. Part of Your World is hands down the best Disney song 😉 my favorite station is whatever song is currently my fave. I love how Pandora finds similar songs. But on Thursdays? Backstreet Boys all the way! #throwback

  • Kay @ Kay Bueno October 19, 2014, 12:22 am

    I have a really killer Serena Ryder station on Pandora. It’s one that I’ve probably committed so many thumbs up, and thumbs down to that it’s completely skewed to my tastes, but when I need good music, it’s my go to. 🙂

    Have fun with the family!

  • Betsy October 19, 2014, 8:15 pm

    Ha! I love colors of the wind!

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