My mother-in-law is coming for Christmas, which is fine, but she is staying three weeks. Any suggestions?
Dear Sara, I’m sorry.
No matter how great your MIL is, three weeks is punishment. What you need to remember is she is your husband’s mother so release your stress to him. He is the one who should be worrying about what she would like to do, and setting aside time to visit with her.
Put on your best hostess face, include her in the daily tasks of your home, and schedule meetings and appointments while she is there so you can get out of the house once in awhile. That will help the visit be more pleasant for you and for her, and therefore the entire family.