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Reminder: Daylight Savings + Other Seasonal Tasks

Spring Forward and Other Seasonal Reminders

Just a quick reminder that Daylight Savings begins this weekend, as we “spring forward” at 1:59 a.m. on Sunday, March 9th.

Unlike the fall time change, when we actually gain an hour, Daylight Savings means we lose an hour overnight, but gain an additional hour of light in the evening, which works for me as the warm weather approaches!

To minimize the effects of Daylight Savings changes, we usually start adjusting our kids’ sleep schedules 15 minutes at a time in the days leading up the official switch. Those incremental changes are a little easier on their bodies than a full hour at once.

Or, a friend of mine suggested changing your clocks a day early if you’ll be home all day Saturday. A great strategy if you’re planning to go to church early on Sunday and don’t want to give up the sleep Sunday morning!

Many people replace the batteries in their smoke detectors when they change their clocks (which is a great way to make sure you’re doing it regularly and avoid being woken up by a chirping detector in the middle of the night!).

Here is a list of additional activities you might consider with the time change as well:

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What other seasonal activities would you add to the list?