Most of us at Shanahan Real Estate Group are mothers and, like all mothers, we spend most days balancing work and family life. On this Mothers Day, we wanted to share how some of our agents spend the day. We hope you enjoy this day and take some time to appreciate the mothers in your life.
From Karen Garrett, mom of three:
Its a big one this year for me for two reasons: First, I became a mother for the third time on March 1st. My husband and I welcomed our first daughter- a bright and shiny little girl who has reminded us of how special life is and how lucky we are. She joins two very energetic and loving brothers who treat her with more care and gentleness than we have ever seen from them. Second, my oldest son turned five this week and went to Kindergarten orientation at Lincoln School. It was an exciting week for him, but a little tough for Mom. I know I am not the only mother to feel this way, but its tough for me to imagine letting him go and there is a tiny sense of dread as the next school year approaches. So, this Mothers Day, I am hoping for a little bit of peace to enjoy my family and take a break from everything else that keeps us busy during the week. I am also hoping to spend some time with my boss.She is also my mom, Nan Shanahan. Shes an everyday inspiration for me, as I learn how to balance a crazy work and home life. We have a family dinner together every Sunday, but Mothers Day is a special time for us to bond and enjoy.
From June OKeefe, mom of three:
As Realtors, ourwork focusis on houses. On Mother's Day,our focus is not on houses but homes. Our mothers made our houses into homes, and we now do that for our children and grandchildren. Isn't that one of our gifts as mothers? When we work with someone to find them a house, we are passing along the opportunity to them to turn it from a house to a home. Happy Mother's Day to all!
From Rebecca Brennan, mom of two:
One of the Mother's Day traditions at my house is that my boys make me breakfast, and it is usually crepes. Delicious! The boys set the table with a number of yummy toppings and make the crepes hot and fresh as we go. The house smells like vanilla all morning. We use my Danish grandmother's crepe recipe that was handed down to me through my father. My dad always called them Danish pancakes. It wasn't until I was an adult that I realized our Danish pancakes were really crepes! Here is a Mother's Day Idea - The Arnold Arboretum is having a Lilac Sunday Event! If my mother lived closer this is where we would be, as she is an avid gardener and would love being in an Arboretum filled with blooming lilacs. The scent alone would be worth the trip! Sunday, May 8th from 10-4. Check outhttp://arboretum.harvard.edu/news-events/lilac-sunday/ or call the Arnold Arboretum at 617-524-1718 for more info. Happy Mother's Day!!!
From Mary Price, mom of three:
As the mother of three grown married daughters and now with 9 grandchildren, everyday is Mother's Day! I have always felt this way.
From Nan Shanahan, mom of three:
Mothers Day to meis a great time to catch up with family and let someone else cook. While Mothers Day is not traditionally an active real estate day, I actually bought a house on Mother's Day. I was afraid it would be gone so we were the buyers that Realtors love to have. We also bought our condo at The Ledges on Easter Sundayand my daughter Karen presented the offer on her previous home on the way to church Christmas Eve 2004. Real estate never sleeps! Happy Mothers Day to all of us women who work hard and always find time to love our families and do it all! As always, our office is open on Mother's Day and our agents are available to help with all of your real estate needs. Contact us with any questions about a specific property or to discuss the real estate market in Winchester or our neighboring communities.