Just about everyone has heard a terrible joke or a horror story about someone else’s mother-in-law. Blending two families together often creates new and uncomfortable dynamics that will take some time to get used to, and sometimes mothers-in-law behave badly during these transitions. But these don’t need to be wildly uncomfortable transitions, and you don’t need to become the butt of everyone’s jokes. With What’s a Mother (In Law) to Do?, author Jane Angelich (a mother-in-law herself) teaches readers how to become the mother-in-law they’ve always wished they had. Rich with sidebars, practical suggestions, and stories of love and encouragement, this is the perfect book for anyone facing this new role or for those seasoned mother-in-laws who are simply seeking tips for improvement. Welcoming your child’s spouse into your life doesn’t have to be difficult, as long as you’re excited about building and nurturing respectful family relationships.
For over 25 years, Jane Angelich has been a business coach, focusing on women-owned businesses, a writer and a speaker on the topics of lifestyle and family issues. As one of CNBC's recognized experts on work-life balance issues, Angelich has appeared on national television and radio programs many times. She has contributed to Sue Shellenbarger’s Wall Street Journal column on the topic of “Work and Life”, and has written for national trade and general audience magazines. After years in the corporate world that included work for Salomon Brothers and the Gap, she went on to found several companies. Her entrepreneurial success landed her more media exposure, including coverage in Working Woman Magazine and two 2008 Best Product of the Year awards from StartupNation and the Stevie Awards for Women in Business for her company's pet product, the supercollar™. Jane Angelich is the mother of two sons, ages 33 and 26, and a newly minted mother-in-law. She is the In-Law Relationship columnist for San Francisco Examiner.com. She also wrote Picking the Perfect Nanny published in 1986.