The Ultimate Travel Guide
FROM MOTHER TO MOTHER-IN-LAW:
NAVIGATING THE JOURNEY Part 1

2015

WELCOME ABOARD

Your daughter "said yes!"...your son "popped the question!" Congratulations - you are now an official Mother-of-the-Bride (hereafter known as MOB) or Mother-of-the-Groom (likewise known as MOG) and your world has changed in the most wonderful of ways! Allow me to send you on this Journey with insights as both a former MOB and MOG and from my professional perspective.

Posh

Instructions we have all heard from Flight Attendants: "First place the Oxygen Mask on yourself then on your child." The first time you hear this it almost seems backward...then, the rationale makes sense - how can you take care of anyone else if you do not first take care of yourself? Your ever-busy, full life... in which you are always balancing so many things...is now redirected and you are in "uncharted waters!" At this moment, your life's path has taken a major, albeit fantastic, DETOUR...a very different route! Take a breath and look inward and really assess how you are feeling. You must focus on yourself and your own well-being first as you prepare for the role of MOB or MOG! Here are a few tips:

Posh

•Own your emotions and honor them...each and every one of them!
•Keep all expectations...of others as well as of yourself...completely realistic!
•Pamper yourself...regularly and generously...if only savoring a morning cup of tea or scheduling a lunch with friends!

Posh