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Mother in Law

Die Laughing

Marcia Liss | Posted 03.01.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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How Long?

Marcia Liss | Posted 02.18.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Make No Mistake: This Chocolate Mistake Cake Is Awesome

Laura Zinn Fromm | Posted 02.11.2015 | Fifty
Laura Zinn Fromm

Every so often, my older son will listen to my husband and I hash out plans for the weekend and say sarcastically, 'Wow, I can't wait to get married.' And every time, I turn to him and say, 'Honey, marriage is love and logistics.'

To My Mother-In-Law: I Was Wrong

Tina Plantamura | Posted 02.09.2015 | Parents
Tina Plantamura

I spent a lot of time wondering why you did all these things and how I could get you to ease up. I know grandmothers are supposed to "spoil the kids," then send them home, but you were... ridiculous. Until you were gone.

A Eulogy to My Mother-in-Law

Charles J. Alaimo | Posted 02.03.2015 | Religion
Charles J. Alaimo

On the 4th anniversary of her passing, I've reflected on all the family moments we have missed her presence, but in some way we all know she is there.

On Humor

Marcia Liss | Posted 02.01.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

I once told my mother-in-law...

12 Women Reveal The Craziest Thing Their Mother-In-Law Has Told Them

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.14.2014 | Divorce

Think your current (or ex) in-laws are terrible people? It could be much, much worse. On Wednesday, Redditors on the Ask Women board commiserated ...

The 6 Most Popular Mother-In-Law Names

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Posted 11.28.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com We polled Facebook, and found that your kids-by-marriage generally stick to one of six categories—for better or wor...

When Medical Challenges Strike Those We Love, Our Positive Attitude Just Might Be the Best Prescription of All

Gregg McBride | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

After surviving breast cancer about seven years ago, my mother-in-law (Becky, an amazing individual) found out that her cancer is back and has spread throughout her body and even into her bones. Needless to say, when those of us close to her got the news, we were stunned.

My Phantom Daughter-in-Law

Amy Barr | Posted 12.15.2014 | Fifty
Amy Barr

The transition from full time advisor to mind-your-own-beeswax bystander feels pretty jarring. After all, the role of daughter-in-law is a big position that someone will ultimately play in our lives.

Fun Saturday Activities You Won't Enjoy Doing with Your Mother-in-Law

Reductress | Posted 12.13.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

It's a beautiful Saturday filled with potential, but it's all ruined by having to spend it with your mother-in-law. Here are some fun activities that would have been enjoyable were it not for the brittle sack of negativity wrapped in Chico's and Pandora bracelets.

How To Deal With A Difficult Daughter-In-Law

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sally Stich | Posted 10.04.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com It happens all the time: mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law just can’t see eye to eye. You clash, you argue, you g...

How Much For That Cherished Memory?

Al DeLuise | Posted 12.03.2014 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

There are certain things I expected to happen to me as I grew older. I knew I would lose some hair on top of my head (and gain hair everywhere else). But what I didn't expect was what happened the last weekend this September. It really made me sit back and think about the direction my life was headed.

10 Tips For Managing Your In-Laws

Posted 12.15.2014 | Dr. Phil

Tips for creating a peaceful relationship with your in-laws.

The Only Woman My Sons Will Ever Need

Darcy R. Shapiro | Posted 11.23.2014 | Parents
Darcy R. Shapiro

Will I lose my boys when they are older? Will Isabelle or Becky or Abby or Eva come along and steal my sons away?

Letter to My Future Daughters-in-Law

Sarah Smiley | Posted 11.08.2014 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

Lindell wants your name to be Buckachewy. Yes, Buckachewy. And he plans to use that nickname if it isn't. I hope you don't mind living with an invisible robot named Bob. Bob has been Lindell's imaginary friend since he was 3. You will need to set a place at the table for him. Sorry.

You Should 'Seriously Think Twice' Before Marrying Someone With Parents Like This

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.25.2014 | Divorce

You love him. He loves you. But the love between you and his parents is pretty much non-existent. If this sounds even vaguely familiar, it might b...

THIS Is How To Be A Mother-in-Law Extraordinaire

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 08.08.2014 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

We are over the moon thrilled that our son and his beautiful girlfriend announced their engagement. If you are a parent and have had this experience, you must know how special it is. While we savor this exquisite moment in our lives, I have already started to ponder my new role as mother-in-law.

If Your Daughter-In-Law Is A Bully, Read This

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Julie Weingarden Dubin | Posted 06.07.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com When *Cathy’s two grandkids were little, Cathy was tapped to babysit—but only while her daughter-in-law’s paren...

What Is Going On With Your Husband? It May Surprise You!

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2014 | Weddings
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

If you think about your husband for a minute, you can see he is in a precarious situation. He loves his parents because, well... they are his parents; but he loves you because you are you and you make him feel loved in a way no else has done.

How My Mother-In-Law Showed Me The Truth In Parenting Clichés

Jen Simon | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Jen Simon

It took me a while to understand Rita's parenting style, and even longer to appreciate it. But now, I like to think about her style as an important balance to my mother's - a ying to her yang, if you will.

What Do You Call Your Mother in Law?

Denise Oliveira | Posted 07.09.2014 | Weddings
Denise Oliveira

Knowing what to call your mother-in-law may be easier in families and communities that still have a strong naming tradition.

Is Your Son Pulling Away? Get the Real Reasons He May Be Doing So

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

it may feel as though your daughter-in-law is the cause for your son's distant with you, it is important to look beyond the surface. Taking a heartfelt look at some of these other reasons will help you with what may really be going on.

Dear Family Whisperer: How Do I Deal With My MIL (Mother-in-Law)?

Melinda Blau | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

As you get to know each other, you'll find common ground, and it won't feel like you're on opposite sides. It will never be "perfect"--no relationship is. But if you work at the relationship, you just might learn from each other.

The #1 Rule All In-Laws Need To Know

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Julie Weingarden Dubin | Posted 04.18.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Laura* and her mother-in-law talk openly about private matters and nothing is off limits—not even sex. They vent to...