It is with deep sorrow and regret that I take this opportunity to say farewell to the time of each day I affectionately refer to as Nap Time. We had a great ride for over 3 years, and for that I will always be grateful. You provided me with hope for each day, knowing that at the magical time between 2 and 4 p.m. I would encounter a blissful silence in my home, free from the background noise of Noggin and Nick Jr. It was a time where I would make a nice cup of green tea, curl up on the couch, and watch The Young and the Restless. Or sometimes I could sit in the front room and read a book or write in my journal. Or I could accomplish housecleaning duties that would take ten times as long if you-know-who were awake. Without you I have had to completely revamp my way of thinking and restructure my days, and you know how I hate change. I have been forced to become more creative in finding things for you-know-who to do around the house so that his little brain doesn't turn to mush from watching too much television. I’m not an arts-and-crafts kind of girl but I’m trying my best. I won’t break my No Glitter Policy but I have busted out some pretty great foam crafts.And for that I am proud. Without you I have decided to go to the gym in the afternoons so that I will still get some sort of a break, and even benefit from those endorphins. I am desperately trying to make the best of the situation and to move on, but I want you to know that I will never, ever forget you. I always knew there would come a time when I would have to let you go, but that doesn't make this any easier. Good-bye, my dear friend. You will never know just how much you meant to me. When Stephanie isn't hammering out lame arts and crafts projects with her kids, you can find her musing on everything from tampon strings hanging out of swimsuits to her thoughts on Heidi from The Hills at

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  1. Awww that’s too bad. I think nap times are perfect for moms to unwind and take some time out for themselves. Even tho your kiddos don’t take naps anymore, it’s still important to take time out of the day to do something nice for yourself; a hot bath or yoga. Time out for yourself is important.

  2. You need to meet nap time’s cousin, quiet time. Not quite the same, but essential to life. Quiet time is your friend and your child’s friend. You get some alone time, your kid gets to learn how to entertain himself. I still require my school-age children to have quiet time on the weekends and holidays. Everyone wins!

  3. It is the SADDEST day…the day of no more naps. And you never know when the last nap day is or else you would appreciate it more.

  4. So sad! Naptime is so my favorite! Especially when I get to take one too! Perhaps your naptime can morph into mommy & you-know-who’s naptime? Here’s to hoping…