Practical love advice from a proud mom who's also married to a man with autism.
My 12-year-old son is exactly like my husband, your future father-in-law: they both have Asperger's syndrome. I know this letter is important, because it's exactly the thing I wish someone had written to me in the beginning of my relationship to save me years of struggling.
5 tips to help you bring harmony to those dreaded family gatherings.
Family problems can be difficult to manage at any time, but during the holidays, the stress that surrounds them seems to be worse. All around us, we're bombarded by images of happy families and there seems to be a societal pressure for everyone to live up to these images. Sometimes though, that's just not possible to do.
Steps you can take to bring harmony back to your family gatherings.
It’s early November and Miranda feels her tension levels rising with each passing day. The Holidays are approaching, and she dreads this time of year because she knows she’ll eventually have to see her Mother-in-law. Miranda doesn’t exactly know why her relationship with her Mother-in-law is strained, but whenever she sees them, she seems to make it abundantly clear that Miranda is not part of their family. For example, even though she’s been married to her husband Sean for eleven years, whenever there’s a family photo taken, her Mother-in-
This one is based on the images were seeing of African American mothers over 40 on reality tv.
Lately .... I've been watching television in shock at the behavior of 40+ woman. It started with singer Keyshia Cole’s: The Way it Is show. She introduced us to her mom Frankie, during a visit they had in prison. In that interview Frankie was very convincing that she was clean and trying to change her life to be apart of her kids and grandchildren’s life. After being released she did the opposite, once home she started to party and run around Atlanta humiliating her children by acting there age and dating men their age.
You already bought a present for your own mother. Now, as for his...
You're all set when it comes to presents for your own mom (and it's only Wednesday! Go you!) but then the thought dawns on you: "Uh oh. Am I supposed to get my boyfriend/fiance/husband's mom something?"
One hot tip to help women handle mother in law sarcastic comments over the holidays
The other day I complimented my friend Tina on her cardigan. It was a long cardigan that you could wear with leggings. The cardigan looked comfortable and stylish, so I said I love your cardigan. She responded saying thanks, my mother in law gave it to me for my birthday.
I said that was nice of her. Tina said, yeah she gave it to me and then said it is perfect because it will cover your butt.
Princess Di and Kate Middleton: What do you do when your mother-in-law is a saint?
And as if being a bride- and princess-to-be isn't enough pressure, Kate Middleton has been thrust into the international spotlight and her appearance, style and wedding have become ripe fodder for gossip. She's gotten flack for quitting her job to prepare for her wedding and been the center of a media-invented kerfuffle over whether or not Camilla will have to curtsy in her presence.
How does your Mother in law always manage to drop in when your house is a complete mess and you look like a Survivor reject? Why can she never show up when everything's peachy keen?
You stand there dripping wet, doing your best imitation of a drowned cat, clutching your towel under your armpits as your Mother in law, in full makeup and heels at 6:30 in the morning, says "So nice to see you, dear, may I come in?" The kids are running around hysterically, the TV's blasting, your dishes are piled sky-high and you know your Mother in law's judging every last
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One woman blogs about how frustrating her mother-in-law is, and the wrong person found it.
But—as I later told my brothers-and sister-in-law (who, yes, found the post; this is how this story ends)—I believed that it was my story to tell. It was about my experience with her, my responses to the things that she said to me, my discomfort in struggling to accommodate her while she visited, for the first time, her newborn grandson.