Bet you didn't know this holiday existed! But it does, and since 2002, on the fourth Sunday of October, families have celebrated Mother-in-Law Day. (We're sure that its proximity on the calendar to Halloween is completely coincidental.) A lot of jokes have been written about mothers-in-law, but many couples rely on you — their "other mothers" — for child care, holiday meals, and even financial support — so after 364 days of being taken for granted by your sons- and daughters-in-law, you deserve at least one day of celebration.
In honor of your special day, Grandparents.com presents the best of our features on life as a mother-in-law (and grandmother).
Enjoy your day!
How To Get Along With Your Son-in-Law
With these five tips from the experts, it just might be possible
To get closer to your grandchildren, solve your daughter-in-law problems
Are you sitting down? Here's what the moms really want you to know.
Why you should think twice before you say, well, almost anything
When you see things you know are wrong, don't hold your tongue
They love you, but they've got some issues
We asked some mothers to reveal their feelings about their mothers-in-law, and to give grandmothers some advice.
The close bond between new moms and their mothers can leave the "other grandmother" out
Author Barbara Graham returns to a subject that affects so many grandparents: feeling left out
The guys who created the Harold & Kumar films turn to a comedy about ... you
Keep the conversation going in our Mothers-in-Law Anonymous Group
How well do you get along with your grandchild and other family members? Want to know if your personalities mesh?Find out here.