Picking Up Women In the Grocery Stores

Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

by Patricia Feager, 6/22/2017


Before you even think about it, let me make it clear, I love men and always will. I am as straight as an arrow. However, I started picking up women in the grocery store and I'm making them feel better. Let me explain:


I am noticing young women with babies in the grocery store and boy do they look young! Or am I getting older?  The babies and/or young children are looking lethargic while the mother doesn't smile, and rarely talks to her baby. I wondered about this for some time. Are new mothers more stressed out? Is there less money to spend at the grocery stores? Do mothers have to weigh their options between food for the family and diapers? How much more is it today to shop for a family than it was when I was a young mother? Are these young women employed, paying for daycare, paying too much for health care, or none, juggling careers, going to school, abused, balancing the budget with limited income, single mothers? Or, is the rent and mortgage so high they simply feel drained, strained, like they can't get ahead? 


There is no greater love for a child than a mother who loves being a mother. Every time I see a mother in a grocery story with a baby who isn't smiling, I stop and say, "Excuse me, your baby is absolutely beautiful! I wish you both good health, much love, and happiness. In a flashbulb second, I see the biggest smile and the mother's face lights up. Each time I do that, I notice the mother gives me a quick smile, then stares at her babies face. I stand there and watch the interaction between mother and child and it is truly a beautiful sight. Do me a favor, join my campaign. Put a smile on every mother and child's face and watch how happy it makes you feel to see them both smiling and really looking at each other with a happy face.


"Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life." --- Sophocles



Photo taken at the Zimsculpt exhibit while I visited

the Dallas Arboretum. Exhibits and artists

will be there until the end of July 2017.



Patricia's Tip for the Day:

©Teach a mother to smile again and watch her babies face light up. 





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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Patricia... no doubt your title got me curious and then I discovered this lovely message. You, without doubt, are simply one of the nicest people I've come across in my life.

Jun 22, 2017 03:11 AM #2
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I think there are many folks experiencing stress these days.  And, there seem to be pressures out there that didn't exist when I was a young mother.  For example, a much lower number of college grads received their diplomas owing astronomical sums in college debt.  And, there are fewer good paying jobs on the horizon.  I like your idea of emotionally helping women, even if it's a small gesture while at the grocery store.

Jun 22, 2017 04:02 AM #3
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Patricia Feager That might work for you, but I fear if I took that step, these women might consider me a threat at hit me with a raw chicken.

Jun 22, 2017 04:18 AM #4
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

The last time I picked up a lady at the grocery stor she slapped me and told me to PUT HER DOWN!

Jun 22, 2017 04:22 AM #5
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Patricia Feager ,

I smiled as I read your post this morning. Gene and I often comment to young mothers with their little ones and it does put a smile on their faces but it also puts a smile in our hearts..its a win/win:).

Jun 22, 2017 04:30 AM #6
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Patricia Feager I shared this post with thanks to you on my facebook page.... I love the post and the way you think and conduct yourself....you are the Best....

Jun 22, 2017 04:40 AM #7
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Patricia, you have one of the kindest hearts I've ever known. Beautiful post and such a great idea. I need to pay more attention in the grocery store. I always talk to the produce and meat man as have gotten to know them over the years but, can't stay that I ever talk to anyone else.  

Jun 22, 2017 05:11 AM #8
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Just one more thing we have in common Patricia! I always talk to mothers and/or babies in the grocery store. You are right, it's a wonderful feeling when they smile!

Jun 22, 2017 06:40 AM #9
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

What a lovely idea! If the baby is fussy, I admit I try to get away as fast as possible. Young parents are so busy and stressed with everything they have to accomplish, it's no wonder they might not enjoy the simple pleasures of a baby's happy smile. For that one moment, you give them pause to appreciate the wonderful gift of that precious child.

Jun 22, 2017 06:46 AM #10
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Patricia. I liked yoyr title and enjoyed the idea too. Being positive and kind is always a good thing.

Jun 22, 2017 07:13 AM #11
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I love trying to put smiles on peoples faces!  I read the title and thought I would be getting some good tips, haha.

Jun 22, 2017 10:19 AM #12
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia the smile you put on these young mothers faces is priceless.  But your first paragraph was a little spicy ..... LOL

Jun 22, 2017 07:59 PM #13
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

One thing I love about flying somehwere is waiting at the gate and seeing the curiosity of babies. I typically start making faces at them then they start laughing at me. Often the aprent will turn around to see what they are laughing at and i get a smile form them. It makes the wating to board bearable.

Jun 23, 2017 06:25 AM #14
Christine O'Shea
Christine E O'Shea Broker-Associate - Naples, FL

Sweet post and great idea.  My mother's "friend" Mr. Jack does that all of the time when he sees children (he is 90)  Sometimes he may go on a little too much and sometimes he can be annoying (to my mother) but I agree, it is a nice thing to do.

Jun 23, 2017 07:57 AM #15
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I agree with you that mothers are looking very young. My daughters are in their 40's and could almost be grandmothers. Perish the thought. That would make me a great-grandmother.

Jun 23, 2017 05:59 PM #16
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Another great post and I always love your tip at the end too!

Jun 24, 2017 08:01 AM #17
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for spreading kindness in your community.

I wish this blog were available for a reblog.

Jun 26, 2017 06:11 AM #18
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Good Morning Roy - I've had the box checked and unchecked for reblogging purposes. I just unchecked the box again because that was my intent since I posted. If the re-blog doesn't show up, would you let me know? Whether I check the box or not, I don't see re-blog. Thank you.

Jun 26, 2017 06:19 AM #19
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
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Your title caught my eye.  My first thought was my wife would not be too happy.  Way to capture your audience and make a great point.

Jul 06, 2017 01:06 PM #20
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Roy Kelley re-blogged your post.  It is something we have been doing for years now, we almost always talk to new moms and babies.  Smiles are beautiful.  A



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