This Week…Celebrating Mothers and Mother Influencers

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This Week…Celebrating Mothers and Mother Influencers

We’ve had a busy few weeks with Easter, Mother’s Day, and soon Memorial Day. 



When your mother asks, 'Do you want a piece of advice?' It is a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to do it anyway.  Erma Bombeck

This Sunday is Mother’s Day. Flowers will be bought, perhaps candy too. And maybe mom’s favorite meal…preferably one they do not have to cook!



The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. Honore de Balzac


I’ve always felt that on this day we should celebrate not just the women we call “mom” but all those wonderful people who are mother influencers in our lives. 


Sometimes I open my mouth, and my mother comes out.



They are those who have taken us under their wings to help guide us…those who we constantly learned from…those who stepped in when our own mothers could not. 


Mother is a verb. It's something you do. Not just who you are. Cheryl Lacey Donovan

Thank you for mothering, caring, cooking, nursing, supporting, driving, and loving us without question. 


It just occurred to me that the majority of my diet is made up of the foods that my kid didn't finish...

Carrie Underwood

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

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Comments (25)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

Moms are always with you! Love your photos and some very fun quotes that made me smile!

May 07, 2022 08:05 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathy Streib  Such a wonderful post for Mother's Day Love it . You are so sweet and loving. Reminds me of your baby birds 

Happy Mother's Day 😎

May 07, 2022 08:44 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Sometimes I open my mouth and not only is it my mother, but grandmother and godmother speaking. Happy Mother's Day Kathy Streib 

May 07, 2022 08:54 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

If it's not one thing it's my mother. 

That line always makes me laugh. LOL

May 07, 2022 09:22 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

I can relate......I swear it's my Mom coming out!


Sometimes I open my mouth, and my mother comes out.


Happy Mothers Day Kathy!

May 07, 2022 09:42 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Kathy, Those sweet adorable photos of Moms and their little ones is breathtaking. Yes...Yes that's what Motherhood is all about!

May 07, 2022 09:43 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Kathy - mothers do everything for their children.  My mother did and so did Phyllis.  Now I see that special quality that only mothers have in our daughter Ashley in her relationship with our grandson.

May 07, 2022 10:37 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Wayne Martin There are many women I've met who seem to have had "mothering' in them at birth. 

Kat Palmiotti Thank you!  There's a lot of nesting going on now. 

Nina Hollander, Broker I feel the same way. I do have my one friend who is not that much older but she is that mother-figure in my life. 

May 07, 2022 11:04 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Brian England Well said!  I could not have said it any better. 

Will Hamm That is so sweet of you!!! Were mine still with us, I'd have her over for dinner.

May 07, 2022 11:08 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Dorie Dillard Austin TX Thank you. I think we all have in our minds "what would our mother say?"

Hannah Williams we just checked and have more eggs on the way in one of our boxes. 

May 07, 2022 11:11 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Leanne Smith  Oh yes, I learned to cook from my grandmother and I hear her all of the time whenever I cook. 

Sharon Tara I love that line too. We all have lots of stories about our moms, don't we!

May 07, 2022 11:14 AM
Leanne Smith

Sometimes it seems our maternal relatives are whispering in our ears.

May 07, 2022 11:15 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker so many of the things my mother used to do, I swore that I never would, and yet...there she is!!!  She would take great care in picking out a gift for someone even if she barely knew them. I can be a bit like that. 

May 07, 2022 11:29 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

That's a sweet thing Kathy!!  Keep that up!!

May 07, 2022 05:54 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  I agree!  When I see all that they do and it's instinctual for them!!!    I watched a mother gator helping to uncover her eggs and felt compassion for all that she was having to go through. 

Grant Schneider I love how mothers give of themselves for their children. 

May 07, 2022 11:35 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I like your idea of also including on Mother's Day women who have been strong influence in our lives.

May 07, 2022 12:20 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I especially like the Carrie Underwood quote as that's where the food on the plate goes. I once heard a quote where the kids didn't know the chicken had feet until mother died

May 07, 2022 03:51 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Yeah it is a great weekend to reflect on moms and their tremendous impact

May 07, 2022 04:46 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, Mother's Day is a tough day, as mom left this earth 30+ years ago, but still have a few "adopted" moms I connect with.    Enjoy your day! 

May 07, 2022 06:12 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Kathy Streib Happy Mother's Day to you and to all mothers everywhere.

May 07, 2022 08:25 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

It is odd, but the older I get, the more I see my mother in the mirror!  And, I'm finally beginning to understand her point of view better.

May 07, 2022 11:37 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

What a wonderful tribute to Moms everywhere today! Love the photos and the quotes, but especially "Sometimes I open my mouth and my Mother comes out!" Sooo very true!


May 08, 2022 12:55 PM