Begin the best daughter-in-law relationship during the engagement

Begin the best daughter-in-law relationship during the engagement

Between the excitement of the engagement announcement and the serious sleeves-rolled-up wedding planning, the mother of the groom has a one-of-a-kind, but narrow, window in which to strengthen the relationship with the bride and her family.  This is a great time to get to know Continue reading

15 ways to take care of yourself for your son’s wedding

15 ways to take care of yourself for your son’s wedding

A mother of the groom wrote to me about her upcoming son's wedding and an intimidating list of obstacles and issues riding along with the event. I could hear the oncoming train wreck miles and months away. When considering how to help her walk through these minefields, I realized that Continue reading

Being the world’s best mother-in-law starts with these basic steps

Being the world’s best mother-in-law starts with these basic steps

Since no two people, families or weddings are alike, no two mothers of the groom (MOG) have exactly the same experience. Circumstances, relationships, and abilities of all of the people involved vary greatly, so naturally the MOG's responsibilities and involvement do too. Here's an Continue reading

Six do’s, and one don’t, for your mother of the groom outfit

Six do’s, and one don’t, for your mother of the groom outfit

If, like one of my mother of the groom friends, you bust out crying at the site of beige dresses, you'll be glad to know you probably won't have to wear one to your son's wedding. My mother of the groom outfit search was not without drama. Along the way I found six things to do, Continue reading