Mother’s Day Matters | Log Off the Internet and Log In To Life

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As a blogger a significant portion of my life is spent online. It’s not a solid 8 hour block of time like most of the working population does but an hour here, thirty minutes there and a minute or two in between really adds up. In any given day I could spend an hour writing a blog post, two hours editing photos, an hour pinning pictures on Pinterest and then all the little minutes with Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and the list goes on and on.

My life is online and I love it. But you know what else I love? I love walking down the bike trail with my kids, pushing my daughter on the swing, catching the perfect football spiral that my son throws and folding laundry with my husband while we casually chat about whatever.

And this Mother’s Day, I want to log off of the internet and log in to my life. After all, Mother’s Day is all about celebrating the three biggest accomplishments in my life and I can guarantee the internet had nothing to do with that. So for one day, I’m dedicating all of my energy, time and love into the life and people around me.

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Join the MetLife Mother’s Day Social Blackout

Join the Mother’s Day movement every mom will be proud of: #SocialBlackout. It’s simple. In fact, it may be the easiest event you’ve ever attended. Just don’t show up.

Because mom has always been so attentive with us, we’re honoring her on Sunday, March 12 486683_572217689465386_495674305_nby turning our attention to her instead of our friends and feeds. Just set your profile pic with the official #SocialBlackout image, update your status with a warm Mother’s Day wish and say “arrivederci” to your social sites for a day.

How to spread the Mother’s Day movement:

1. Join the #SocialBlackout event page
2. Invite your friends to join
3. Log off Social Media on Mother’s Day

For more information on the #SocialBlackout event visit MetLife on Facebook and the Mother’s Day Social Blackout event page.

While I don’t know exactly what my family has planned for me that day, I’d really love to wake up to sun on my face, snuggles from my kids and breakfast in bed. I’d love to take the kids on a family bike ride down the bike trail with a picnic lunch on the lake bridge. In the evening, I’d love to spend some time with my own mother and cook her a great dinner and finish off the evening at the local ice cream shop. And I want to do all of it without logging into Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Foursquare.

How will YOU be spending your Mother’s Day?



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  1. I LOVE this concept! It’s such a simple one but for us bloggers and social media junkies, it can get a little hard. Until you remember what’s truly important in life, that is; then it’s all about family, friends and living LIFE :)

    I know you’ll have a fantastic UNPLUGGED Mother’s Day!

  2. I’ve been trying to do this more on the weekends – I am on the computer for less than an hour normally, and I try to get it all done before the day really starts. As the weather gets nicer, I want to be online less and less. Hope it continues, and Happy Mother’s Day!

  3. I’m joining! I love any excuse not to be plugged in.