October 26th is Mother-in-Law Day — your relationship with your mother-in-law is not like any other relationship. As the mother of the person you married, you owe her a lot for where you are today. Here are 5 ways to show your mother-in-law your appreciation.
Pay Her a Visit Take a few hours out of your weekend to visit your mother-in-law. Take her to a movie and have coffee afterward or go on a walk in the park, or to a museum . Spending time with your mother-in-law shows you care and it gives you the opportunity to learn a little bit more about her and your spouse.
Ask Her Advice Asking advice shows you respect her opinion. Your mother-in-law experienced a whole life before she met you and she wants to share her experiences and lessons she’s learned. Moms love being thought of as knowledgeable and wise.
Give Her Something Sweet You don’t have to give her something big for it to be thoughtful, but a nice frame with pictures of her children or grandchildren would be a nice gesture. Even something fun to put artwork from her grandchildren is a good way to make her feel loved and appreciated.
Ask Her for Help Moms love helping out. Asking for help shows her you respect her and need her. Have her babysit or take the kids to the park even if you don’t need her to. Moms love to be needed — especially when all the kids are grown and have their own families to take care of.
Offer Your Help Moms also love to know you’re there for her. Go to the grocery store or help her put up holiday decorations. Moms love having their children around — even when they’re children by marriage only.
The holidays are coming up, so you don’t have to go all out for Mother-in-Law day but she deserves some recognition and appreciation even if she’s only your mother in the eyes of the law.