My Mother’s Day Plans include unplugging it all #SocialBlackout

It’s Mother’s Day weekend and as much as I love you all, dear friends, I won’t be online much.  Especially not on Sunday, Mother’s Day itself.  Why is that?  I want to unplug, unwind and just chill.  All day.  I won’t lie, it will be hard, because I’ve always got my phone right there, or a tablet, laptop. I am participating in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consultingfor MetLife. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participatingIn other words, I’ll be taking part in the Social Blackout! Will you join me?

the kids who made me mama


My mom isn’t around to spend Mother’s Day with.  If she was here, she would tell me to unplug and BE with my family, my children, the ones who made me a mama.  And so, to honor her, that’s what my plan is. We are going out to breakfast at a new local place I just discovered (and oh goodness, the Cosmic Omelet is the name- if you are ever near Manchester, CT, you have to go!)…after breakfast, the kids and my husband are going to have lunch with my mother in law, and I’m off for a manicure and pedicure.  I also downloaded the last Sookie Stackhouse book to read.  The kids and hubby will come home in the afternoon and we’ll do a movie and dinner together, since it’s due to rain and rain all day long.  Can’t imagine doing it any other way.

social black out mothers day

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, May 12 by 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

It’s really that simple.


Won’t you join me?  (Don’t worry, I’m sure I’ll be online today, tomorrow and Monday….but one day, I can give it all up!)

About the author: I’m a 30-something mom to three, brand ambassador. content creator, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, earth lover, butcher, baker, candlestick maker (or something along those lines) – love word games, crafting, cake decorating or shooting pictures.

8 comments… add one
  • we managed to stay unplugged for the majority of the weekend :) although i admit i probably would have been tempted to be on the computer if it werent for my wrists giving me so many issues :/
  • I really love this concept. You have a great day planned!
  • Brett, your kids are so beautiful, seriously. I hope you truly do enjoy every bit of unplugged time you have with them!
  • What a seriously awesome idea! We could all use a real day off from it all! Whoo hoo!
  • This is going to be really hard but I am planning to force my family to do this too! :)
  • Aww this is so nice to read! I had been invited to this "social blackout" but I had not gotten a change to take a look and see what it was all about yet. This is a great idea! I am hardly online on the weekends anyway because we are so busy, but this gives me another reason to stay away :) Thanks for sharing and have a fantastic Mother's Day! Oh and btw, your kids are ADORABLE!
  • Your kids are adorable! I love that photo. I think that unplugging for Mother's Day is a great idea.
  • This will be TOUGH, but we plan to do this, too!!

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