I'm sure I'm not the only one so...

Cleo - posted on 04/19/2010 ( 105 moms have responded )

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I've been viewing way too many bulletin posts talking about how annoying and overwhelming mother-in-laws can be SO I wanted to start a post to to talk about how great some of our mother-in-laws are. I feel very blessed to have a mother-in-law like mine because I feel like I'm able to learn from her every time we're together, she's a wonderful friend to go to during good and bad times, she's wonderful with both her kids and her grandchildren and she's just an all around awesome person. Who else on here is happy to have their MILs in their lives? I know I am.

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Lisa - posted on 04/25/2010

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I love my mother in law. I think shes cool. Shes still pretty young only in her early 40's. I happen to think shes cooler then me lol. I do find myself looking up to her a lot, but she did do things with her kids that I do not plan on doing with mine.

Melinda - posted on 04/25/2010

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My mother-in-law has her good and bad moments. She loves our kids so much and would do anything for them. She helped us out so much with our first child. I think the first couple weeks home with our first was hard on her too. She would come over in the middle of the night (she lived in the next apartment building). Without her I don't know what I would have done. My parents live an hour and half away from me and don't get to see my kids that much.

Mackenzie - posted on 04/25/2010

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My mother-in-law is absolutely wonderful! She actually lives with me and her son.....she is a life saver! she helps around the house and helps with bills and is great with my stepson.....she will be such a help when my first child is born in September!

Schyla - posted on 04/25/2010

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I too have an amazing Mother In Law but it took nearly 3 years and a grandchild and moving almost 300 miles away before I realized it. Now i call her for advise on everything from how to tell her son we're expecting #3 right after having a miscarriage to How the heck did she deal with the siblings fighting constantly. She is an amazing women and I love her and I'm blessed to know her.

Krysta - posted on 04/25/2010

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I am! She's the sweetest thing ever! She's a little old Colombian lady so she always talks to me in Spanish (i don't understand Spanish!) and my husband has to correct her. She is the most caring, giving, wonderful woman who tries to still take care of her 35 year old son! Anyways...I love my Mother in Law very much!!

Taryn - posted on 04/25/2010

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I am! I love my mother in law she is a wounderful person! She has helped us out so much and is easy to get along with! I would have been lost without her a couple of times!

Bridget - posted on 04/25/2010

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my mother-in-law is such a wonderful person she is like the mother i have never had my mom wasn't exactly the best mom my mother-in-law has been there for me through all of my pregnancies and has stayed with my children when i have had two others. she traveled all the way from arizona to south carolina to help us so i really do love her

Tiffany - posted on 04/25/2010

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Well, i don't technically have a mother in law but my boyfriend (of 4 ys) is wonderful!! She has several grandkids and treats them all equally when they are all together but when its one on one time, that grandchild is treated like the most important person on this earth. We got pregnant very early in our relationship and his mom did not show any anger or disrespect towards me in any way, She just welcomed me into the family with open arms and has treated me as one of her own since. Its great having someone so wonderful in my life. Not that my mom isn't wonderful, she's just a little bit more eccentric than the mother in law ;-)

Melissa - posted on 04/25/2010

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I absolutely adore my mother in law! She and my mom were both present during labor (with my hubby of course). She's such a huge help and such a wonderful woman. :) Thanks for starting this post!

Alanna - posted on 04/25/2010

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My mother in law is lovely she is always there to help but is in no way overbaring, she always is willing to help and spoils my son terriably but i think i am very lucky.

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although my mother in law isnt alive her sisters are just as great and im so glad to have met them n have them in my life : )

Kirsty - posted on 04/24/2010

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my mum is not in my life but my mother in law is ok some times she comes over and plays with logan and she can fold washing reallly well

Laura - posted on 04/24/2010

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my MIL is wonderful with our kids, you couldn't ask for a better grandma. She is not so great with me (doesn't think anyone is good enough for her son) but as long as she is so loving with the kids she will always have a special place in our lives.

Nicky - posted on 04/24/2010

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I love my mother in law :) i do know of some pretty awful ones though, lol and it does annoy me sometimes that my M.I.L doesnt always seem to listen to some of the things I say that are important to me regarding my daughter but shes very helpful and always there for me, even if all I need is a drink and a chat with her! I love her!

Jenna - posted on 04/24/2010

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same here! i have ZERO input when i hear people complain about their mother in laws, because mines amazing. we always make fun of my husband for it because we say he "married his mother" because her & i are so alike. lol

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Well, my MIL lives about 18hrs away from us, so I don't get to see much of her. Everytime I have seen her she has been wonderful, and is very excited with the coming addition to our family.

K. Erin - posted on 04/24/2010

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I love my MIL! She is the bestest, even after our rocky start we have ended up very good friends. She has so much to teach, without even trying and while she does voice her opinion openly, it's more of a take it or leave it kind of tone, not pushy or anything. She is an awesome lady and I have the utmost respect for her.

Sharray - posted on 04/23/2010

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I can agree with you on that! I moved about 30 miles away from where my Parents and Sisters lived about 2 years ago. It was really hard for me to cope seen as i'd always been really close to my family. I was having some financial problems and couldn't get to where my family lived so I started to become very lonely not having anyone in my area to talk and hang out with. I'm so glad that my Boyfriend's mother lived in the same town as us and was not far away. she would call and come by often to make sure all was going well. She was always there when I needed someone to talk to and gossip! I'm so glad to have her in my life. I don't know what I would have done if I didn't have her there to keep me sane!

Kate - posted on 04/23/2010

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I am very greatful for my mother-in-law as she is helping us through hard times right now. As my husband is having medical issues for the past 8 months and still going on with this right now. But shes there for us whenever we need her. Her eyes light up when she see our son as well. I think the times we are going through right now would be so much harder without her.

Holly - posted on 04/23/2010

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I agree completely there are mother in laws out there that ROCK! I love mine! She is truly like a friend. I lived with her while my husband was away for schooling in the Marine Corps and after my husband and I got married when he was getting our home put together in New Orleans. I not only lived with her, I worked with her as well! She is awesome.

Andrea - posted on 04/23/2010

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I like your post! my MIL is great. She is respectful and fun. She is artistically talented and is helping me illustrate a book I'm writing. She loves learning and I have learned a lot from her. She is supportive and encouraging and is mindful not to get over-involved in any of my personal matters.She is a wonderful grandma. She give good advise too. I like her ;)

Leah - posted on 04/23/2010

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I also have a great mother-in-law. we actually get along better than I do with my own mother. sad but true.

Kristina - posted on 04/23/2010

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Thank you for this! I'm getting married soon and was terrified that ALL mother-in-laws are evil... My ex-husband's mom sure was! Now I have hope that I may actually be able to get along with her... She's a nice woman and I'm hoping we'll be able to talk and spend time together while my husband is deployed for a year, since she'll be missing him about as much as I do!

Katie - posted on 04/23/2010

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my mother in law and i didnt get along really until my husband went to basic training for the airforce. then me and her got super close. not with just her but with his grandma and the rest of his family too. so i dont have a problem with the motherinlaw its the sisterinlaw that i cant stand!! she annoys me like no other. ugh. wish i could avoid her for good. my mother in law also bought a bunch of things for our baby. like the crib, etc. so she really helped us out alot and im really grateful to have her as my mother inlaw.

Angelica - posted on 04/23/2010

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My mother in law is a wonderful woman! She helps us out so much w/ whatever we need! My oldest son is not biologically my husbands but thats never stopped her! She loves my son as if he was! She's very easy to talk to and the first one I call when I have a problem! I love spending time w/ her whether its just sitting outside in the evenings enjoying a drink together, cooking up a big dinner, or (our favorite) driving 6 hrs to go gamble in lousiana!

Chera - posted on 04/23/2010

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I have a great Mother-In-Law we have always got along great, she's a huge help in our lives. Im in school full time and my mil will come to my house right after work to help settle the girls down for me to leave for school. Shes a wonderful women and I'm lucky to have her around...

Jenny - posted on 04/23/2010

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my mother in law is the best she dont but in when i am doing something for my son she only help's when i ask her i love going shopping with her ect she is the best mil

Jennifer - posted on 04/23/2010

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I feel the same way! When my husband and I first got together I wasn't sure if she liked me. Then to make matters worse I found out that I was 3 months prego...and her son and I had only been dating a month! Although my hubby stepped up to the plate (unlike the 'sperm donor') I wasn't so sure his family wqould be so accepting. Then a few days later we recieved a congrats card from my MIL that said that she could not wait to meet her 1st grandbaby! My son is now 10 yrs old and she has NEVER treated him any differently than her other grandkids. I love my MIL and would be completely lost withoiut her!

Katie - posted on 04/23/2010

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My MIL helps us out financilly when we need it sometimes and she also babysits when we need a break. In that way she is good. But it is sad to say that there are more bad things then good, I wish I had a great MIL like all of you!!!

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My mother in law is fantastic its my mother sadly thats not so great so we are unfortunately no longer on speaking terms. my mother in law on the other hand is the kind of mother i wish i had. she is supportive and non-judgemental. she is understanding and caring and very helpful when needed but respects our privacy and doesnt smuther us with her opinions. she is very respectful of me as a woman and a mother. she is generally a wonderful lady and im thankful to have her be apart of my family.

Lisa - posted on 04/23/2010

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I don not have a mother in law (because my husband's mother died when he was 9 yrs old) but he had mentioned if she were here, she would enjoy my company. I do however have my father-in-law's girlfriend who is totally awesome. She works with me with the kids and we just have so much in common. And even though my kids are not biologically her own grandchildren she does not treat them any differently at all from her children's children. My husband and I have been together for 11 years and she's been in the picture for @ 4 of those years and I could not ask for a better almost mother-in-law in my family (just hoping they get married sooner than later so she will def be family lol)

Nicole - posted on 04/23/2010

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I have a wonderful MIL, even though we don't get to see her a whole lot she is genuinely a wonderful person. She loves both my girls very much and that's one thing I Love about her.

Amanda - posted on 04/23/2010

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I love my mother in law. She is like a mother to me and is always there for me and the kids whenever we need her. I am very close to her and so are my kids. She only lives a house away from me so we tend to visit her several times a week. She is a great person to talk to and is a great person to be around! I love having her in our lives! I know a lot of people couldn't handle living so close to their in-laws, but I love having them so close to us. They are great people and I love them very much!

Stevie - posted on 04/23/2010

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I love my MIL too! She is the sweetest woman but also tough as nails and she is just as excited as we are for the baby to arrive, any day now :D

Kelsey - posted on 04/23/2010

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I didn't meet my MIL till the day my husband and I got married. Don't think she was so thrilled about that. But as time as gone on and shes visited ( we live out of state ) things have gotten really good. I enjoy when she visits and she stays in our house. Its not bad and shes helped out quite a bit and calls me her favoritre daughter in law lol i thought she might be an evil mil at first, but nope... I love her!

Jenna - posted on 04/23/2010

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My mother-in-law is all over the place, but I know the things she does are becuase she has good intentions. Although she drives me pretty crazy and her mood tendsd to flip like a coin, when she is loving she is very loving. My biggest concern is she tries too hard. My mother passed away a year ago and my mother in law has admitted that she wants to fill that void. I know she means well but obviously that isn't something I want. I do love my mother-in-law and I try to make sure that relationship works.

Katie - posted on 04/23/2010

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My mother-in-law is amazing! Wow! My mother and I don't speak to each other. My mother-in-law has done so much for me that I won't ever be able to repay her. I have 2 boys, and my oldest was her first grandchild. She is a wonderful grandma and has helped me out so much. When I was finishing college she watched him while my husband worked. She taught him a lot of things, like potty training etc, because I needed the help. I have never done anything like that before. Now the tips and help she gave me with my oldest I can now carry over to my baby. For instance this is some of the things she has done for me, just to name a FEW: Took me to my doctor's appointments, babysat Wyatt so I could rest the last week of my pregnancy and then watched him for a week until we got into a routine with Jeramiah, helped me become a Christian, cooks for us when we don't feel like it, takes Wyatt so when Jeramiah naps I can too, takes me grocery shopping (I don't drive I have seizures) she was with me the whole time with my deliveries, but with Jeramiah she was in the delivery room right by my side. I never would have made it drug free without her. She's an amazing mom to my brothers-in-law and my husband. I respect her greatly and wish she could just know exactly how much I love her. She even put together my wedding!!

Vanessa - posted on 04/23/2010

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Agreed, not all are bad! Mine is awesome, at first when I started dating her son we were ok, then she found out I was pregnant and everything changed, she did not seem to like me, I think its because she though I got myself pregnant, even though Liam and I planned it, He did not tell his mother this. After MIL and I sat down, we had a great converstation and have been wonderful ever since, I love her like my own mummy, and I even am able to talk to her about things I wouldn't to my own mom. She is always up for watching the kids for a couple hours during the day even if its last minute, shes great and I would not trade her for another!

Jessica - posted on 04/22/2010

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My son's grandma (not technically mother in law since his father and I were never married) is fantastic. She's incredibly gracious about the time she spends with her grandson and for most of the first two years of his life she has been really supportive and kind to me. I won't say we haven't had disagreements, but she is great.

Megan - posted on 04/22/2010

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I absolutely LOVE my mother in law. Shes like a best friend to me. I actually get excited when we go over there,b/c we sit and chat and she just makes me feel better about everything!..lol, which i know is VERY unusual, so I feel very blessed for having such a wonderful mother in law.

Steffanie - posted on 04/22/2010

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My soon to be mommmy-in-law is wonderful she is like my best friend she watches my kids everyday while me and my fiance are going to & coming home from work. She is great with my kids from my first marriage and my baby loves her Nana to death. She lives in the apartment aboves us.

Kayla - posted on 04/22/2010

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my mil is the best!! I love her so much!! she has done so many things...raised 3 kids as a single mom, and 2 of those being boys, she has also adopted my husbands cousin who was beat horribly at 3 months old her name is lizzy and she was beaten so bad she was on life support and her back was broken, she is now 5 years and happy now shes not like every 5 yr old...she cannot talk like them or even walk or sit like them, but momma cared about this lil girl so much she let her have a life!! mind you My MIL is also fighting cancer herself that is taking over her whole body but she pushes on every day bc of her kids and grandkids, momma you are the most amaizing women ever!! I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART!! Thank you for being my mil and raising the most amaizing man in the whole world!

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ooh i like this post!! thank you cleo. i feel that im very blessed as well with my mil.. always gotten along, even lived with her a few months before we got our house. even though she doesnt agree with everything i do shes happy that we're happy and our kids are well taken care of. we have fun with her, shes a loving grandmother.. i can talk to her about whatever and she'll give her all..

Heather - posted on 04/22/2010

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Great post! I love my MIL so much! She's helped us out so much with our daughter Amaya. Our families aren't comfortable with using daycare yet, so she quit her job just so she could watch Amaya and our nephew! How amazing is that? She's good to talk to, but she likes to talk A LOT, lol. I actually wish we lived a little closer (just a little ) to her as we're on opposite sides of town.

Jessie - posted on 04/22/2010

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Well I can say I like mine but she live half the country away sooo... I don't ever see her and really only talk to her via facebook and email to send pics and updates on the baby. My boyfriend says I would hate her if she lived here and he doesn't like her but like I said, she doesn't live here so I think she is great. She spent a week and half in town after our son was born and was extremely helpful and nice.

Lacey - posted on 04/22/2010

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Me aswell. My mother in law is so nice, she has been so wonderful. When I first met her she accepted me no questions asked. She didnt mind the piercings in my face, my tattoos... She is amazing and I too feel very blessed to have such an amazing grandmother for my baby. Seeing as how my mother is a dead beat. Corey and I were scared to tell her I was expecting since we are not married but she was so exceited. And I love her. She really is wonderful

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