What are your plans for Mother's Day this year? Will you be having family over and having a nice meal together? Or, do you prefer to have brunch at a favorite restaurant? Maybe the kids will send you off for a nice relaxing spa day, after breakfast in bed... :-) However, you choose to spend your Mother's Day, I hope it will be a good one, and one you will remember for years to come. For me, my Mother's Day is going to be extra special and will begin tomorrow and go through Monday. :-) Tomorrow evening, the girls and I, along with my mom will take in the Super Why! show in Lowell. And, then my husband will meet up with us, and we will drive up to my family's condo in NH for some R&R. Yes, I know what you are saying..."What are you thinking, Robin. You have two toddlers. There is no R&R to be had." :-) A girl can only dream, right! Well, even though I don't expect to sleep in (oh how I miss those days), I do expect to spend as much time with the girls and my husband as possible, taking walks on the beach, visiting local attractions that are open, and even stopping in at a few of our favorite restaurants. And, guess what I will not be doing this weekend? Guess...Alright, I will tell you. I will not be checking my emails, following or posting to Facebook or Twitter, and the cell phone will be off. I will be joining MetLife's #SocialBlackout Movement, which challenges everyone to log off of social media on Mother's Day (May 12th) and give Mom the time and attention she deserves!
Could you last an entire weekend without checking your social media pages and email? This is really going to be hard for me, not only because I am blogger and need to stay on top of giveaways, posts and inquiries, but also because I have a little (well I guess a big) addiction to Facebook and Pinterest. You probably have, too. Right? :-) I have already shared the challenge I have set for myself with my husband, to be unplugged from all social media outlets this extended holiday weekend. He doesn't think I can do it. So, this is more incentive for me to prove him wrong. :-) Even if I can't last the entire time without logging on, I will, however, make a point to be offline on Mother's Day. I owe it to myself and my family to be able to enjoy quality time together, without the interference of social media or my blog.
Have you ever had a hard time communicating with your kids, family or friends because they were playing on their phone, computer, tablet, etc? If so, you may seriously want to consider learning more about the MetLife #SocialBlackout Movement, and asking your children and husband to take the challenge as part of their Mother's Day gift to you. You deserve their full attention on your special day! :-)
You can learn more about the MetLife #SocialBlackout movement here -- http://on.fb.me/ZHDxFu. And, please show your support for this movement by tweeting about it with the hashtag #SocialBlackout and updating your profile picture with the MetLife #SocialBlackout Movement image, which can be downloaded here: http://bit.ly/ZHDqK7.
This Mother's Day I hope you and your family will join me in taking taking the #SocialBlackout challenge. I can't wait to report back to you on Tuesday on how it goes, and hear how turning off all mobile devices and logging off social media brought your family closer together this Mother's Day.
Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for MetLife. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.