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Unplug From Social Media Mother’s Day #SocialBlackout

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I am anticipating Mother’s Day to be kind of a quiet day this year. To be honest, it usually is fairly quiet. We don’t go out to eat or anything since we don’t really do that on Sundays. Sometimes my extended family will get together on Mother’s day and sometimes we do it the day before. My family did some of our Mother’s Day celebrations today. My sister came up and we had a very nice meal and YUMMY cake (recipe coming later) at my parent’s house. Tomorrow will be a little more of the kids attempting to take care of me. My husband won’t be around so it really is up to the kids and I to make the day special. We will go to church and just spend the day at home, together. I picked up a coffee cake today, so nobody has to worry about making breakfast. I have a little gifty to give to my mom so I can try to honor her as well.

Mother’s Day can really go one of two ways for me. It usually isn’t a spectacular day because I think I often set my expectations too high. What I want more than anything is to have peace, happiness, and cleanliness in the home. One thing I know for sure is that if I spend my day on the computer (not totally uncommon) then the house will likely get trashed and the kids will start to run wild. Even more common is for my kids to let technology take over their day. They could spend the day on phones, fight over video games, handheld games, computer games, iPad, etc. That will completely ruin what I want most for Mother’s Day.

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Join the #SocialBlackout Movement

MetLife has created the #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! I am absolutely thrilled with this movement this year, more than ever. As much as I LOVE chatting with everyone via social media, I am excited to have a little break to spend some quality time with my little ones whom I adore.

To obtain more information about MetLife’s #SocialBlackout, visit their facebook page.

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Emily Buys

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