12 Women Who Love Their Mothers-in-Law and Why

12 Women Who Love Their Mothers-in-Law and Why

The relationship between women and their mothers-in-law can be wonderful.


By: Lorraine Allen

Each family has unique dynamics and intense relationships. And when you get married, you gain a whole new group of in-laws, which can be rocky. (Cue ominous music.) While mothers-in-law may get an especially bad rap, thankfully there are plenty who not only defy stereotypes, but also make the lives of their daughters-in-law better on many levels. These 12 moms are happy to share what they LOVE about their husbands’ moms, and why:

1. “She is so crafty and creative. She’s taught me and my kids how to make costumes, bake amazing holiday treats, and how to sew. We have fun together.”

2. “My mother-in-law treats me like her own daughter, and I love that.”

3. “She is the best listener. My own mom and I don’t share much because she can’t listen to anyone, but my husband’s mom really does. We share a lot.”

4. “We help each other out, and it’s a great, give-and-take partnership. She watches the kids and cooks a lot; I help her with computer issues, shopping, doctors, etc.”

5. “When our child was born, [my mother-in-law] came to the hospital and drove us home. She took two trains each week to come help out for years after that. She even helped with feeding issues and came to my kids’ doctor visits. She’s always there for us, and I really appreciate that.”

6. “I love the way my mother-in-law just wants to support my family in every way she can. She helps with the kids, the laundry. She takes us all on vacations we could never afford. She spoils us at Christmas with so many gifts. She brings us so much joy.”

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7. “My husband’s mom is a real character. She’s got the biggest laugh and the most positive, strong attitude. It’s great having her around.”

8. “I actually like visiting my mother-in-law. She’s always so excited to welcome us. She cooks great meals, she’ll take care of my kid so I can get a pedicure or watch a movie and relax. It’s like a real vacation when we see her.”

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9. Another mom says she can’t imagine her life without her mother-in-law. “My mom passed just before we had kids, and I was devastated. [My mother-in-law] is so mothering and loving -- it helps fill the void of my tremendous loss every day. I’m thankful for her.”

10. “We chat on the phone a lot. She’s always eager to know how we are, what’s going on. She really cares -- about all of us.”

11. “She’s adventurous, and that’s exciting. She’s always traveling, bringing us back interesting things, and sharing these amazing stories. She’s an inspiration. I want to be like her when I grow old!”

12. “She’s a great problem solver. She has this can-do attitude that helps me get through tough times.”

Do you have any wonderful things to share about your husband’s mom?



Lorraine Allen is a writer, and mom and personal chef to one spunky 5-year-old girl with severe food allergies. You can enjoy their delicious recipes and follow their amusing family cooking adventures at Feeding Lina.

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