I Love Nap Time


I remember when I first started this blog over a year ago I contemplated over the name for many days. It seemed like every name I wanted was already taken. Did that happened to you?

I kept thinking about it… and it finally donned on me. I Love Nap Time.  Nap time is THE only time I would have to focus on the blog/crafting… so why not make that the name of my blog?

i heart naptime button

As much as I LOVE my 2 little munchkins I always find myself counting down to nap time. It’s a time for “me!” I can do whatever I want during nap time. Although my 2 kids naps don’t always coincide… there’s usually about a 30 minute break I have to myself. And trust me, I need that 30 minutes. If you’re kids don’t nap anymore, consider doing a “quiet” time where they can do puzzles, read a book, or watch a movie.


I think it’s so important for mom’s to give themselves a little “me” time daily. For me it has made me a better mom. It gives me time to re-charge my “super mom” batteries. ;)

So here’s what my nap time consists of-

I always wait to eat my lunch  during nap time. I’ll pull my computer up to the table and usually just blog surf while enjoying my lunch. And maybe have a little treat. Sometimes I get a little carried away (why are there so many AMAZING blogs?!?), but usually I’ll work on stuff for my blog or shop after  that. To me that is re-charging my batteries. :) Cleaning and doing laundry is not “me” time. My son LOVES to help out, so I try to get that stuff done while he’s awake.

Everyone has 30 minutes to spare during the day. I have to laugh when people think all I do is craft and blog all day. In another life maybe… but not in this one. I set aside time to do it… and honestly it is quite relaxing. Some people choose to read books, watch TV, take a nap… but I choose this. It really is a time for “me.” I can be myself and write about the things I love.

So how do you take time for your self?

It’s important to take some time for your self… you’ll be glad you did and I’m sure your family will be too. ;)

P.S. Here’s my kids (sick) on St. Patrick’s Day. I think they are finally over the hump! WAHOO!



It looks like I’m not the only one who loves nap time!

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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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8 comments on “I Love Nap Time”

  1. Kara @ Mine for the Making Reply

    I couldnt agree more! It is so important to have that me time. I am like you, I use nap time for my "me" time and it's usually spent crafting, sewing, or blogging.

    Your kids are so cute…even when they are sicky-poo. Poor babes!

  2. Life In The Thrifty Lane Reply

    You kids are super cute! I lunch to with my computer while surfing or blogging :)

  3. Happy St. Patty's Day!

    PS: We also catch up on blogs/email during nap time. It is a sacred time, isn't it! lol

  4. My kids are grown,but when I had 3 under the age of 4, I told our 4 yo daughter that it was NJ state law that everyone had to nap. I know she didn't understand that, but I guess I said it so seriously, that she laid quietly while the boys and I napped for at least an hour. It was heaven to me to have that hour.

  5. I too love nap time. My two-year-old, not so much!!! When he does sleep, or at the very least go to his room and play, I craft, read, listen to a sermon and surf the web/blogs/check e-mail, and pretty much whatever else I want that must be done. Sometimes this may mean cleaning.

  6. I love that you used ric-rac on the hair bow, so cute!!

  7. The rolls on your baby girl are just asking for kisses and squishes. My baby wasnt ever chubby so I love to see a rolly-polly baby!! SO stinkin cute!

  8. Sue from Oregon Reply

    oh your babies are soooo sweet!

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