We hold mothers-in-law in high regard. These “second moms” are constantly present to assist, contribute, and, at times, gently correct, whether it be with the kids or by supporting us when our real parents are unable to do so.
It’s difficult to combine two families. Whether you have a mother-in-law of your own or know ladies who are mothers-in-law themselves, take some time today, on National Mother-in-Law Day, to show your appreciation for the women in your life. Spend this special day to pamper yourself if you have married children of your own!
When is National Mother-in-Law Day?
National Mother-in-Law Day is observed annually on the fourth Sunday in October. This day is dedicated to the exceptional woman who made it possible for you to find your life spouse.
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National Mother-in-Law Day Significance
Every married person in the world has not just one mother, but two. One of them is their biological mother, and the other is their mother-in-law, both of whom are significant figures in their life. By extending their arms to their growing family, mothers-in-law contribute to the improvement of this world. A mother-in-law will do anything she can to help her kids feel whole and safe, including babysitting and offering all kinds of helpful advice.
Mothers-in-law are an important element of a family, as we all know and can comprehend. She is the reason why a family is valued and adored. Her efforts have made it possible for a family to develop in a safe setting. Consequently, a day has been designated a national holiday in honour of all in-law mothers and the work they perform to provide for their offspring and their families.
National Mother-in-Law Day History
Of course, in-laws have existed for as long as there have been marriages. Up until recently, the standing of one’s parents and family was even more significant in determining the terms of a marriage than the compatibility of the bride and husband. In-laws were typically expected to have a significant role in the lives of their adult offspring.
By the 1920s, American perceptions about in-law relationships had changed. Young people were urged to end their relationships with their parents and start new ones. The characterization of the “messy mother-in-law” was created. Since then, research has revealed that relationships between mothers-in-law and their offspring are often tense, with 60% of married American women reporting worry about their in-laws.
Because of their connection through marriage, in-laws typically have legal responsibilities to one another. The bond created by a family member’s marriage, also known as affinity in law and anthropology, has a troubled history and has given rise to a whole subgenre of “mother-in-law jokes” and notorious literary and film characters. Bringing two families together, whether in extremely personal or less intimate circumstances, causes feelings of unease and nervousness. After all, these brand-new, side connections have an impact on our major relationships with significant others in our lives.
Every Mother-in-Law Day Day was first celebrated in Amarillo, Texas, in March 1934. Gene Howe, a local newspaper editor, was inspired by Mother’s Day to develop the occasion to honour the unique bond between married people and their mothers-in-law. It’s a perfect day to show your appreciation for your partner’s mother whether or not you’re married, despite the fact that the phrase only really refers to those who are joined by marriage.
National Mother-in-Law Day Activities
Start off easy by calling your mother-in-law and genuinely asking how she is doing. Indulging in the lion’s maw on Mother-In-Law Day is about admitting that they aren’t all evil. Alternatively, if they are, tell them just how awful they truly are.
When you have someone, like a mother-in-law, who either doesn’t like you or doesn’t understand that sometimes you have to let people figure things out for themselves, never undervalue the value of a good roasting.
On the other hand, if your mother-in-law is amazing, be sure to take the time to let her know how much you value her. This is sound advice even if you don’t like your mother-in-law and find her to be more than a little annoying. Sometimes Mother-In-Law Day is about relieving your partner’s burden by placating the great monster.
Happy Mother-in-Law Day Quotes to Help Celebrate Your Second Mom
When it comes to all the relationships one can have with family, there’s no denying that one of the most special and complex bonds there is the one you can have with your mother-in-law — after all, she did raise one of the most important people in your life. Of course, that bond can look like a lot of different things, depending on the makeup of your particular clan. If your relationship with your biological mom is less than perfect, a great MIL can fill that void. And if you already have one great mama in the mix, another one is twice as nice.
Whether you’re already as close as mother and daughter or you’re just embarking on the journey to get to know her, it can sometimes get a bit tricky to express how much you truly appreciate the woman that mothered your partner in crime. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the best mother-in-law quotes that will help you celebrate the unique bond you have with your S.O.’s mom, from heartfelt messages that express gratitude to silly sayings that poke fun at the (sometimes) complicated nature of your relationship.
“A mother gives you a life, a mother-in-law gives you her life.” — Amit Kalantri
“Once blessed with a wonderful mother; twice blessed with my mother-in-law.” — Unknown
“The mother-in-law is the center of a family.” — Les Dawson
” Behind every successful man is a proud wife and a surprised mother-in-law.” — Hubert H. Humphrey
“When you have a wonderful mother-in-law who takes sides with you in squabbles with her own daughter – that’s something.” — Lou Gehrig
” A mother-in-law’s praise says more in a woman’s favor than anything else in the world.” — Caroline Pafford Miller
” The only thing more intimidating than a huge international film star is your mother-in-law.” — Benjamin Walker
” Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.” — H. L. Mencken
” I went from resenting my mother-in-law to accepting her, finally to appreciating her. What appeared to be her diffidence when I was first married, I now value as serenity.” — Ayelet Waldman
” There is nothing better than a rich wife and a generous mother-in-law.” — Russian Proverb
” What can you say about a man, who on Mother’s Day sends flowers to his mother-in-law, with a note thanking her for making him the happiest man on Earth?” — Nancy Reagan
Mother in Law Mother’s Day Messages
Mother’s Day, a time to pause and appreciate the mothers in our lives, to thank them for all the love, care, and guidance they selflessly give us throughout the year. To help you put your feelings into words and show your mother-in-law how much she means to you, our writers here at Styiens have put together a huge selection of Mother’s Day messages just for her! Choose from a wide selection of carefully and thoughtfully written Mother’s Day messages for mothers-in-law, and find the perfect one for your mother-in-law with the help of our easy to use category tags that will help you filter wishes by recipient, tone, or length.
I know that I’m not always able to put into words how much you mean to me, but I hope you know that I love you very much. Wishing you a very happy Mother’s Day!
You’re so thoughtful and caring, and I’m so lucky to have you in my life. I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!
To one of the most important women and mothers in my life I want to wish a very happy Mother’s Day!
All the love and happiness in this world are yours today. Wishing you a wonderfully happy Mother’s Day!
You’re the reason I’m so lucky to have such a wonderful family. Thank you for everything, and happy Mother’s Day!
Thank you for always being there to lend a helping hand, a listening ear, or a kind word of guidance. I’m so lucky to have you as a mother-in-law. Happy Mother’s Day!
You’re always there to lend a helping hand, and I’m so grateful to have you in my life. Thank you for being you, and happy Mother’s Day!
When I married your son, I gained the mother I always wanted and a wonderful friend for life. Happy Mother’s Day!
I’m so lucky to have a mother in law like you! You’re the best – happy Mother’s Day!
Happy Mother’s Day to the best mother in law I could ever ask for! Thank you for your unconditional love and support.
I wish you all the happiness in the world, and then some. You deserve it! Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!
You’ve always been the best mother-in-law; I couldn’t ask for a better one! Thank you for always being there for me and for our family. Happy Mother’s Day.
I’ve always admired you for all the things you’ve done, and I hope you know how much I look up to you. Happy Mother’s Day!
The day you walked into my life with your warmth, wisdom, and sense of humor, I knew I got lucky twice over. Happy Mother’s Day!
Thank you for always being there for me, and for loving me as your own. Happy Mother’s Day!
To the most amazing mother-in-law in the world, who’s always there to lend a helping hand or give a bit of sage advice, I wish a wonderful Mother’s Day! Thank you for everything, and thank you for loving me like your own!
You’ve always been there to support me, guide me, and offer your wisdom and advice. Thanks for all you do, and happy Mother’s Day!
You’re in my thoughts and prayers always, and I love you so much. I hope these flowers brighten your day and make you smile. Happy Mother’s Day!
You’re always supportive and encouraging. Thank you for all the things you do, big and small. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom.
Happy Mother’s Day to the best mother-in-law anyone could ever ask for. Thank you for everything you’ve done, and thank you for everything you continue to do for our family. You are truly a blessing!
From the moment I met you, I knew we would get along swimmingly! You’re the mother I always wanted, and I am so grateful that you’re a part of my life. Happy Mother’s Day!
You’re an inspiration, and I’m so lucky to have you in my life. Happy Mother’s Day!
You’re the best mother-in-law anyone could ever ask for! Thank you for being a guiding light for me, and for being such a wonderful example of how to be the best mother possible. Happy Mother’s Day!
To my mother in law, the best mom on the planet, who has loved me as her own – thank you and happy Mother’s Day!
It’s not always easy being a mom, but you always make it seem effortless. Happy Mother’s Day!
I’m so glad you’re part of our family! I’m so happy to have you as my mother-in-law, and I wish you a very Happy Mother’s Day!
The only thing that could make Mother’s Day better would be if you were here to celebrate it with me. I love you so much, and can’t wait to hug you already. Happy Mother’s Day!
Mother in Law Day Wishes
Use our Mother’s Day wishes as they are, or as a starting point for a more personalized Mother’s Day message for your mother-in-law. Make sure your mother-in-law knows how important she is to you this Mother’s Day with a heartfelt happy Mother’s Day wish from Styiens!
You’re the best mother in the world, and always will be. Wishing you a wonderful Mother’s Day, Mom – we love you!
I treasure every moment I get to share with you, and I thank my lucky stars that I can call you my mother-in-law. Thanks for all you do, and happy Mother’s Day!
In-law, mother, grandmother, or friend, you will always be the best. Thank you for all that you do. Happy Mother’s Day!
I’ve never met someone as strong and as graceful as you. You’re an inspiration to me, and I love you more than words can say. Happy Mother’s Day.
I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day, and I hope you know how much I appreciate you and the love you have given me. Happy Mother’s Day!
Happy Mother’s Day to my mother in law, who has always been nothing short of a mother to me!
You’re the best version of everything a mother should be. Thank you for being a great mother-in-law, and happy Mother’s Day.
A mother in law who treats me like her own – a true blessing indeed. Wishing you happy Mother’s Day!
Happy Mother’s Day to the woman who raised the best husband in the whole world! Thank you for all you’ve done and all that you do.
You’re not just my mother-in-law, but a wonderful person and a treasured friend. Thank you for everything, and happy Mother’s Day!
I cannot thank you enough for all that you have done for me. A mother’s work is never done, and your love and support are always needed and appreciated. Happy Mother’s Day!