Have a #SocialBlackout with @MetLife for Mother's Day #sponsored

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

As a mom to one beautiful little girl, I know how rewarding motherhood can be. But I also know just how frustrating it is too. Like when Mary decides to try and clean up all by herself. Usually that doesn't end well at all. Or when she pulls up chairs in the kitchen to get to the high cabinets with the snacks in them. Usually that ends up in a trail of crumbs everywhere in my house. And don't even get me started about when she tries to dress herself.

But I wouldn't change any of it for the world because she's my little baby. She's the only baby I can ever have so you better believe she's super special to me. And that's why I feel special to even be able to celebrate Mother's Day.

I was pregnant with Mary through the summer so I went through a Mother's Day being pregnant. But I didn't celebrate it that year because I wasn't technically a "mother" just yet according to most people I was around at the time. I'll never forget how hurt I felt because I knew I had already bonded with my baby girl. So what that she wasn't born just yet?

But when my official first mother's day came around, it was very special to me. Mary wasn't even a year old yet and my husband went out and bought me a beautiful statue of a mother sitting in a chair with her daughter hugging her and giving her flowers. And I remember I cried when I got it because that's all I ever wanted for me and Mary someday. I wanted her to know she could always come to me and that I would always love her no matter what. 

I actually still have that statue and it sits in my living room on a table now. Mother's Day has always been special to me, even before I was an official mother. So for this Mother's Day, why don't you do something special for your mom and unplug? 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! Take time to let your mom know she's more special than Twitter, your iPad, or even the video games she bought? Show mom that it's her day and she deserves it!