Get Unplugged On Mother’s Day- Join Me For the MetLife #SocialBlackout Movement

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for MetLife. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

#SocialBlackout BadgeThis Mother’s Day, (as with all previous Mother’s Days), I will be spending the day at church with my family and friends.  This is a weekly occurrence for me actually, though every Mother’s Day I know I can look forward to the men cooking us lunch (rather than us women providing meals for potluck), and I can also count on receiving the much loved, highly anticipated Mother’s Day gifts made by my kids in Sunday School Class.  I cherish the time I get to spend with my loved ones every Sunday, but especially love the special treatment I receive on Mother’s Day.

That said, it’s not always all about pampering and relaxing. As a blogger I often find myself on my phone, checking Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, keeping up with other bloggers and brands.  As a human being-because face it, most all of us do this- I find myself checking Facebook and Instagram to keep up with my friends and family, and texting them throughout the day as well.  There are very few days when I don’t do one, if not all of those things, and though I really try to avoid it on Sundays and keep it the Lord’s day, I definitely don’t completely refrain from it all day long.  And like I said, the same goes for most people I know.  Think about it; How often do you have a day where you don’t text or check Facebook, Twitter or Instagram?  My kids and my own mother will tell you there are times they feel frustrated because I am on my phone, be it texting, checking Facebook or posting pictures to Instagram and not giving them my complete attention.  I have been trying to cut back significantly on this but I know more efforts would be appreciated, especially by my mom; she frequently gives me grief about the time I spend online or on my phone.

For those reasons, this Mother’s Day I am joining the MetLife SocialBlackout movementMetLife created this movement, challenging everyone to log off of social media on Mother’s Day (May 12th) and give Mom the time and attention she deserves!  I know as I mother I’d personally love the undivided attention from my husband and my children, and I KNOW my own mom would love my undivided attention as well. I know she will appreciate the gesture, and will probably request a social blackout on other days besides just Mother’s Day! 🙂

Please unplug and join the MetLife SocialBlackout Movement with me!

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for MetLife. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

Comments

  1. I heard of other bloggers doing this, but I didn’t know it was a Metlife social movement. that is a really good idea. We all are busy and spend a lot of time on technology. It is a good idea to have one day of not using the internet!

  2. Marlene says:

    I think this us a fantastic idea, and for more than just one day.

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