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Unplug for Mother’s Day

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

Family Picture


My family is super important to me and Mother’s Day is one of my favorite days of the year. Unfortunately this year I’ll be out of town and not spending it with my family. Every Mother’s Day my family has a picnic in the park with our Aunt Betty where all the cousins come and we eat, play baseball, sit around and chat and just all around have a good time. I’m very sad that I’ll be missing Mother’s Day with Aunt Betty and the family this year. (There’s only so many left with her and I don’t want to miss any more!)

This Sunday, Mother’s Day, MetLife has created the #SocialBlackout movement, which challenges everyone to log off of social media. While I can’t do that this Sunday, I will be doing it next weekend when my son has his first communion. I’m just going to take that day to spend with my family. There will be no cell phones and no video games. Just enjoying family and playing outside.

#SocialBlackout Badge


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 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.

Let me know if you’re planning on taking part in the #SocialBlackout. What kind of things do you do on Mother’s Day? I already can’t wait for next year so I can be with Aunt Betty and the family at the park!

About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. I will be taking part of #SocialBlackout … but really it’s only because I will be somewhere without cell service! LOL!

    We will have lunch with Mom on Sunday, but we don’t do anything too over the top.

  2. Susan Smith says:

    I will be taking part of #SocialBlackout. I will be spending the day with my family. We will be going out to dinner and then just hanging out.

  3. Sarah L says:

    Going to the botanic gardens. Unplugged!
    Thanks for the contest.

  4. Love the social blackout concept! My kids come home from college and both have a phone in their hand and only half involved in whatever we their actual family is doing. I Truly appreciate the motivation to get people to unplug. Recently New Hampshire is showing travel commercials showing families hiking thru incredible natural scenes that blow away what can be shown on a tiny little screen.

  5. Michelle S says:

    I think this is a great idea! Too many people let technology take over their life that no event is “Sacred” anymore.

  6. I didn’t take part but do think it’s important to take some time out now and then. Hope you enjoyed your Moms Day