great mother-in-laws!

Candice - posted on 03/03/2010 ( 18 moms have responded )




im always reading posts about the really mean mother-in-laws or the ones that are always interfering ... so i thought id start a post to talk about all the great mother -in-laws !

my mother in law is one of the nicest people ive ever met. Not only is she supportive of my relationship with her son , but shes supportive on my choices about how to raise my son as well. I've been going through a bit of a hard time lately and she even went so far as to tell me if i ever needed to talk i could call her collect so that i didnt have to worry about being able to afford the call.

lets give some credit to those great mother-in-laws!


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Keeley - posted on 08/28/2014




My mother in law is like a Mum to me and is truly my best friend she was their when my youngest daughter was born and I'd honestly die without her x

Natasha - posted on 03/04/2010




I fully agree!! I love my mother-in law!! And feel so blessed to have her around! She is always there for me when i need to talk (even about problems i have with my husband lol) She knows him the best so she is the best person to talk to about it. When it comes to my son she isn't too over bearing but she is still the best loving grand mother and is there is help out anytime i need it. I guess some of us are just lucky :)

Joanna - posted on 03/03/2010




I have an amazing mother-in-law!! She's so supportive and helpful, and very nice and understanding,and not judgmental of me or how I parent!

Yanice - posted on 03/03/2010




I Love my MIL, she spent 6 weeks with us when my son was born, it was great. When her son and I spit up she still treated me like a daughter. The Dr. has given her only a few months to live. I am more than happy to buy plane tickets so that everyone can see her one last time. Gail I Love You...

Sharon - posted on 03/03/2010




I would like to admit that my MIL hasn't always been great towards me (I married her son when he was only 18 AFTER we got pregnant and only been together for 6 1/2 months). But after our daughter was born she has started to grow to like me - I doubt I'm one of her favourite people, but she is becoming better with me. If she was on facebook I would invite her to show how much I appreciate her help and support that she has given over the past few years as it is always greatly appreiciated!

Abbie - posted on 03/03/2010




I have a great MIL also! I see her 2-3 times a week, she watches our son while I work. Its great, you drop him off and you know he is in good hands. If we are working on something with our son, she will help us all she can. I can also be very honest with her on anything. Kudoos to my MIL!!!

Cindy - posted on 03/03/2010




I am so lucky that I got a really great mother in law. almost all my friends married at young ages and always talked about how their mother in laws were so mean and I began to think that, that was all mother in laws til I got married. I lost my mom when I was 13 so I think of my mother in law as a mom anyway. She is always there if I need her and she don't stick her nose up in our relationship like my friends say their Mother in laws do/did. She calls me and talks to me more then she does her son....I think he gets jealous at times. I'm thankful that she also raised just a great man that I'm lucky enough to have as my husband.

Tracy - posted on 03/03/2010




My mil was a wonderful woman! She and I had a great friendship for several years. Unfortunately melanoma took her in 2003, when my son was only 18 months. She never got to meet my daughter. That makes me sad, but at the same time I'm glad she was spared the ex's and my divorce and the ensuing drama within his family, The spilling of family skeletons would have killed her.

Andrea - posted on 03/03/2010




My MIL was any awsome woman, As we lost her on 9-8-09 (a week after our sons 2nd b-day) My hubby and I had only been together 3 months when we foun out our son was on the way.. She was a amazing MIL as she would talk to me all hours of the day and night.. I called her all the time as my mom live 8 hours from me.. We found out we were prego again right after her son asked me to marry him and then a week after we found out about we were prego, she found out that she had Liver Cancer.. They told her there wasn't anything that they could do for it.. Then we found out our daughter had Gastroschisis.. (insides outside belly) Our daughter was the First Grand Daughter in the family (she had a step GD but not the same) So she called everyday we were in the hospital for 6 weeks waiting for the news she was coming home.. Jaya was let out of the hospital on 5-8-09 (weekend of mothers day) She spent May,June,July, August and some of Sep. with her as her body would let her.. Over all for the woman who complain about there MIL's have no idea what could happen in just a blink of an eye.. As we got married 9-19-08 so that she could be there, then we had a big wedding after she had passed as her and mom were planning it for us.. So it hurts me to know that some mil just won't get a chance to see there grandkids to grow up.. I look at my 2 year old son and 11 month old daughter will never have the chance to know her and how wonderful she really was... Thank you for this post as i to get upset reading the woman who have problems with there mil's.. My mother in law is greatly missed everyday.. She isn't going to be here to see her little miracle baby turn ONE on 3-30-10.. That will be a very hard day as will my son's 3rd on 9-3-10... Thank you...

Iridescent - posted on 03/03/2010




My MIL is a very good person. She does not watch our kids for us (never has, but does take the other grandkids, so I get irritated by it). On the other hand, when my husband and I were separated for ~5 years she was ALWAYS there for the kids still, told me she'd rather adopt me as a daughter than keep her son if she had to choose, helped with a lot of little things I couldn't do and we desperately needed (such as new carpet in the livingroom just prior to the birth of my second son; what we had was so old it was threadbare, and horsehair from the matting was coming through). She makes a point to send cards to ALL 5 kids for every single holiday, individually, and all suited to that child. She works quite hard and gives up things she needs often for her family members, so now we help her as much as we can as well (house repairs at her house, keeping her driveway clear of snow, yard care, landscaping, car repairs).

Blackwood - posted on 03/03/2010




I love my MIL, she too is amazing and I'm sooo glad too have her in our lives. I can see that she really loves and cares for her family. I can talk too her about anything and I never feel judge. She is a great mom and grandma too all her grandbabies and with that being said, I also love my FIL.

Vickie - posted on 03/03/2010




I am with you Candice. I love my mother-in-law and am not sure that I would have made it this far without her! :) She allows my husband and I to raise our children how we want and respects that when in her company. She has never tried to interfer with any of our decisions about care. She willingly takes the kids when needed and even offered to stay at our house after we have our son so that my daughter does not have to miss school, my son does not have to uproot for the time I am in the hospital (I landed in the hospital several times during this pregnancy with no warming- my son is still having issues with me leaving and not coming back) and the daycare kids can get dropped off on time (I have a friend that will be watching the daycare for me).

She and my mom live within 30 minutes of my husband and me and we wouldn't have it any other way! We get to see grandparents every weekend (when we want to :) ). They are both so very supportive and that makes our life so much easier! Yeah for Great Mother-in-laws and for Great Mothers!!!!!

Jocelyn - posted on 03/03/2010




I love my MIL. She's a wonderful person :) She loves helping out, but if she thinks she might be over stepping then she asks me if it's ok/can she do this, etc. She's funny and straight forward and a great cook! Which is great for me because I can't cook at all; so she'll come over and cook thanksgiving diner for us (but she always asks first lol) We scrapbook together ^_^

Stephanie - posted on 03/03/2010




Well I have to say my MIL is one of my least favorite people in the world BUUUUT my grand mother in law =) is an amazing woman. She basically raised my fiance so I think that counts as a MIL. While she is very blunt about EVERYTHING she still respects our decisions. She watched our son for an entire week while we spent some quality time alone out of town. My GMIL is definitely a generous and great woman.

Keisha - posted on 03/03/2010




I have one as well! Shes awesome and we're so much a like that my husband just can't stand it. She's very supportive and real and I really appreciate that about her.

Rebecca - posted on 03/03/2010




my mother-in-law is one of the best, we live 6 hours away from each other but if ever i need to talk i know that she is only at the end of the phone and if ever we visit each other she gets up with the kids in a morning so that me and my husband can get some rest as our 9 month old still wakes up every 3 hours on a night time, i am so blessed to have a mother-in-law as nice as she is

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