The post is sponsored by the NEW Oikos Oh! Double Cream Yogurt but the content and opinions expressed are my own.
I always want to be honest with you wonderful readers so I have a little confession – some days I live for naptime. I know that’s not always the most acceptable thing to admit to, but I think more of us mamas feel that way than we always say. We love our precious little people but they’re crazy and naptime is a gift.
I am a firm advocate that naptime is mama time. I know people who cram as much housework and busy work into naptime as they possibly can but that’s not me. Ever since Caleb was little, I have chosen to be intentional about using naptime for things that bring me joy.
Instead of doing dishes, scrubbing the bathrooms, or working on the budget, naptime is me time. I get to journal, work on the fun side of blogging, or turn on the TV and veg out. Add in a little Oikos Oh! Double Cream Yogurt and naptime becomes a haven of indulgence. I’m a huge fan of the NEW Oikos Oh! Double Cream Yogurt these days because it’s made with double the cream of Oikos whole milk yogurt and has a thick and luscious texture that is so decadent! A portion of enjoying my me-time is allowing myself a little treat that I don’t want to share.
It’s a passion of mine to encourage my mom friends to choose to make the time their kids are napping extraordinary because it is so life giving. At the end of a long morning, knowing you have time to sit back and recharge is vital to be a good mom for the rest of the afternoon.
How to Make Naptime Extraordinary
Make Sure Your Kids Nap… Or at Least Stay in Their Rooms
I am not looking forward to the day when Caleb is too old to need a nap. He’s nearly four and a half but still falls asleep every day. We have one of those light up clocks that tells him when he’s allowed to get out of his room and at every nap time I set it for an hour and a half. Some days I hear him rustling around in his room before the hour and a half is done and I’m fine with that since he’s rested and is entertaining himself. Some days he sleeps for two or more hours and I’m even more fine with that. When Caleb is finally at a point in life where he doesn’t need to nap anymore, I will have him do quiet time on his own so I can still have my me-time recharge.
Some of you are probably rolling your eyes about my four year old’s napping awesomeness because you’re just wishing that your two year old still needed a nap every day. I would encourage you to figure out a way to build a true quiet time into your child’s routine.
Decide What Would Fill You Up That Day
Every day is different. Some days what fills you up is lounging on the couch watching a TV show and turning off your brain. Other days taking a shower and doing a face mask is what would fill you up. Still other days you NEED to fold that last load of laundry that you just haven’t gotten to in days and days. Don’t allow your naptimes to get you stuck in a rut. You should be excited about what’s in store for you during the times your kids are sleeping! Make the most of every day and do something extraordinary… At least extraordinary compared to how you used to spend naptimes.
We all have those treats that we REALLY don’t want to share with our kids, right? I can’t be the only one! Naptime is the perfect opportunity to pull them out of our hiding spots and indulge. Right now I’m loving NEW Oikos Oh! Double Cream Yogurt. Sure, other yogurt I’ll share with my boys but the hyper indulgent sauce at the bottom of Oikos Oh! is such a treat! For example, the Salt-Dusted Caramel Crème has a salted caramel flavored sauce at the bottom and the Honey Drizzled Blueberry has fruit on the bottom! Talk about yum! Don’t let naptime get away without treating yourself a bit!
Once your kids are up, you’ll be a better mom, relaxed and ready with love to get through the rest of the day!
How do you spend your kids’ naptimes?
What changes can you make to take naptime from ordinary to extraordinary?
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