Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Daughter-in-Law Rules Guest Post and Giveaway

Sally Shields, author of, The Daughter-in-Law Rules, offers advice for remaining on good terms –– and happy –– with your mother-in-law!

So, you’ve just stepped off the bus–do not delay! For daughters-in-law of any age, here are five simple techniques that anyone can use to get immediate results towards a peaceful and loving relationship with your husband – and his mother!  It is always important to remember one of the greatest spiritual laws of success: the quickest way to get what you want is to help others get what they want. Be a loving, kind, generous, openhearted sensitive person and the world will reflect that back to you, even in the form of your Mother-in-law!  Let’s begin.
1. Send Your MIL Cards and Flowers on her 3 Special Days
Mark down the three biggies – her b-day, her anniversary (if she has one) and Mother’s Day in your date book.  But here’s the secret –– get your husband to pen the card or Mom might get the impression that her son has forgotten her special days (he probably has)!  So consider yourself a great ghostwriter and have him sign it from the both of you.
2. Call Your MIL Regularly
This seems like something that would be best left to your sense of spontaneity, but do not take this lightly.  Pick a day of the week (such as Sunday) to call your new Mom– preferably when your husband is not around.  If you are super busy, you can aim for getting her machine like when you know she’s at Bingo, but leave a message saying that you just called to say hi and to ask how she is feeling!
3. Ask Your MIL for Her Advice – Frequently!
But if  you prefer,  keep your matters on the inconsequential side such as what color to change the shower curtain to in the guest bathroom.  But then actually do it, so that when she comes over, she’ll be proud that you followed through!
4. Tell Your MIL What a Great Job She Did as Mother
This is a proactive strategy that works like a charm. It will most likely bring her to tears and that is great!  Just remember that someday you too will perhaps raise a son and can you think of a more wonderful compliment that that? Surely not!  So, speaking of compliments …
5. Compliment Your MIL’s Looks–Often!
Remember, your MIL can be just as self-conscious as you are.  So take the time to notice how pretty, thin, healthy and young she looks, occasionally asking her if you can borrow a certain  item of clothing, such as a scarf or a purse. She’ll feel just great that you like her style!
Please visit Sally “The In-Law Expert” Shields, speaker and author of, The Daughter-in-Law Rules on the web at for contest giveaways, free bonus gifts,The DIL Rules newsletter, Sally’s blog, free music  and more!


Whether you're at the beginning of your marriage
or you've spent years trying to make peace with
your mother-in-law, The Daughter-in-Law Rules
provides a revolutionary set of strategies,
making copasetic coexistence possible at last!

"Next to Waterford Crystal, The Daughter-in-Law Rules
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—Tim Bete, bestselling author of, Pirate Parenting

Sally Shields is an award-winning pianist, composer, speaker, author and radio personality. Co-host of the exciting new BlogTalkRadio show, “Blurb!” Shields is a frequent contributor to various magazines, and has been featured in Star Magazine, Obvious, My Day, Girlfriendz, For the Bride and many others. Endorsed by Dr. Laura Schlessinger and Martha Stewart, she has appeared on Fox and Friends, Rachel Ray, and is a repeat guest on the nationally syndicated The Daily Buzz with her Wedding Showers #1 bestseller, THE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW RULES!
While not traveling and speaking, she lives at home in New York City with her husband
and two children.
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