Five Special Ways to Express Happy Mother's Day, May 13, 2018

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Mom Judy Carr Shane Marlene Meghan MoFive Special Ways to Express Happy Mother's Day, May 13, 2018

by Silicon Valley REALTOR Michelle Carr Crowe

My Mom Judy Carr passed away 12 years ago and I still miss her. This photo is of her last Mother's Day well and healthy with all of the family. This photo shows her at her happiest-surrounded by all of her precious grandchildren-Shane, Marlene, Meghan and Mo.

Like me, you probably have other wonderful ladies who are like mothers in your life, too. I'm grateful for my late Auntie Lee and Auntie Velva, too.  

I'm also grateful for my Aunt Debi, my many dear friends and colleagues including Zee Ghanati, Kat Sar, Mary Kuhl, Jennie Carr, Irene Surber, Lizzy Rios, Carol Evanicky, and my precious children Marlena and Monique and my beloved husband Steve. (There's no Mother's Day without a Dad in there somewhere!)

Consider using the "Five Languages of Love" as a base for expressing your affection, appreciation and love to the Aloha love imagemothers in your life.

  Mother's Day Gifts of Verbal Words. Stop multitasking, be quiet for a second and tell your mother you have something important to tell her. Then look her in the eyes and say, "I love you, Mom."

  Mother's Day Gifts of Written Words. Choosing a Mother's Day card that expresses how you feel about your mother is one way. Consider adding a short (or long) personal note, telling her you love her, you are proud of her and she did a good job as a Mom. I can tell you from personal experience no child is too old to make a home-made card, whether with scrapbooking or on the computer using photos of you two together. Younger children can draw pictures if they are too young to write. My youngest daughter made this card on my computer for me and I love it. My oldest daughter handmade a scrapbook-style card for me that I still treasure.

Marlena Happy Mothers Day Card  Mother's Day Gifts of Physical Items. Besides Mother’s Day cards, traditional gifts of chocolate, jewelry and flowers are commonly given on Mother’s Day. Consider something more personal, such as adding an item to her collection, whether it’s Swarovski figurines, Disney pins or art prints. Consider buying a first-edition hardback book of her favorite author or printing a computer-made book of her favorite recipes. Make it tangible and personal. Buy an entire bag of her favorite Mars Dark candy bars or an assortment of only her favorite ones. Rather than a pre-selectred box of See’s chocolates, pick out a box only of her favorites, such as dark chocolate caramel, bourdeux and mint truffles (in case anyone is interested in my favorites!)

   Mother's Day Gifts of Physical Affection. Give your mother a real hug-one where you hold her for a minute and just be close, as you did as a child. Or while watching a movie or sitting and talking, hold her hand.

   Mother's Day Gifts of Time. Remember the coupon books children would give to their parents? From “Good for 1 hug”Candy treats to “Good for 1 lawn mowing with no complaining,” gifts of time can be priceless. Need ideas? Try a grown son taking her mother out on a “date” just the two of them-that is a rare present, one my mother treasured for years. Or children going to church without complaining.

It can be doing something for her, such as organizing the garage, washing the car, or taking her to see the penguins at the zoo. One of my favorites is to just set aside a Mom-and-child date of an afternoon to spend together doing whatever she wants to do-maybe even play "Go Fish", "War" or "Candyland" for old times sake.

Be sure to say thank all of the women who've been mothers to you, sharing their gifts of time, affection, words and more. It can be a phone call, a handwritten note, a lovely card, a gift, washing the car or just a heartfelt hug. Let those ladies know you love and appreciate them in your life.

And to my Mommy Judy Carr up in heaven, Happy Mother's Day and I love you. You did a great job. I'm still working to learn how to be as good a Mommy as you were. Here's a kiss, and a hug. 

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Michelle Carr Crowe, Cal BRE #00901962
Real Estate Consultant, Coach, Trainer
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Michelle C. Carr-Crowe, Cal BRE #00901962, and the Get Results Team (established by the late Silicon Valley super agent Judy Carr) are known as the "Lynbrook and Cupertino Schools Experts." Coaching clients to success is Michelle's passion, making her a creative catalyst for positive change in people's lives. She is a Silicon Valley-based multi-million dollar real estate consultant, coach and trainer who works by referral only.

Her designations include: Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), Accredited Consultant of Real Estate (ACRE), Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS), Accredited Staging Professional (ASP), Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE),  Property Marketing Expert (PME), Real Estate CyberSpace Specialist (RECS), and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES). Michelle is in the process of obtaining her Global Property Specialist and Certified International Property Specialist designations. In addition, she is an internationally-published freelance writer with over 1,000 traditional articles in print and online, as well as over 65,000 blog posts on Blogger, ActiveRain, Examiner, FaceBook, Realtor, Trulia, RealBird and others. She enjoys reading, traveling, animals, nature, family, dancing, staging, consulting, coaching and praying. Check out her blog at or visit her online at or For RE$ult$ ... Just Call ... (408) 252-8900.


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Khash Saghafi
Liberty Home Mortgage Corporation - Cleveland, OH
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Beautiful advice for this special day Michelle!! YOU enjoy YOUR special day!!

May 13, 2018 07:04 AM #1
Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Very nice post and tribute Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900 . My mother was murdered just before I meet my bride to be. I know how she would have loved to have seen her grandchildren by her youngest son but I will see that joy when we are all united in heaven.

May 13, 2018 08:31 AM #2
Carol Williams
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What great suggestions, Michelle.  I hope you enjoy this very special day!

May 13, 2018 09:01 AM #3
John Pusa
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Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900 great list of recommendation for Mother's Day. 

May 13, 2018 09:59 AM #4
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I love your recommendation list for Mother's Day, Michelle.  Yesterday, a few of my family members and I spent time at a local Strawberry Festival, which had a pirate theme this year.  It was wonderful fun.  I hope your Mother's Day was extra spectial.

May 14, 2018 04:09 AM #5
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