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Time is Changing

Daylight saving time can wreck your day, if you let it.

 This weekend we are 'gaining' an hour back into our day time... But, only sort of. I am personally not a huge fan of this system that we have had in place for the past 80+ years. However, if you start little by little you can help you and your kiddos adjust to the new time system.  Give yourself some grace, gradually adjust your bed time back. The falling back will have your kids over tired if you wait to put them to bed at their 'normal time' since it will be an hour longer than their rhythm is use to. Start today and move your clock back 15 minutes, do it again tomorrow, Friday, and the final time on Saturday for the full hour and it will help you and your kids gradually step into the new timeframe.


Even with my kids being older now I am still not looking forward to it. Falling back is easier than springing forward, but it is still a pointless time change.
Daylight saving time, no plural needed was originally thought up to help with productivity and energy savings. The original essay was written by New Zealand scientist George Vernon Hudson and British builder William Willett. In 1895, Hudson presented a paper to the Wellington Philosophical Society, proposing a 2-hour shift forward in October and a 2-hour shift back in March. Read more at:

The original concept included a total of 8 scheduled time changes, 20 minutes forward every Sunday in April, and 20 minutes back every Sunday in September.

(This would have been a HUGE hassle, but more manageable with training your body and your baby’s body to the new time. This is what I want to look into more, a gradual shift in your routine can make DST much easier to manage. It will take a it of planning, so I do recommend setting a reminder the week before. Go ahead and set a reminder for this spring now, go ahead, I'll wait.)