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How to Start a Law Firm

Whether you've spent years working in someone else's firm or are fresh out of law school, the temptation to start your own law firm is always there. But starting your own firm can also be a big risk, particularly when you're giving up a six-figure salary to do it. The good news is that it doesn't take a lot of money, as long as you keep costs low--but it will take a lot of determination.

How to Be the Best Wife & Mother

In many cultures, the mother is the cornerstone of a family. She helps maintain a relationship with the husband, a proper environment for the children and happy interactions between all family members. The way to be the best mother is to adhere to all of the duties of a mother and wife, which vary from culture to culture. Some women may spend days maintaining the house and taking care of children, while others may spend the days in the work place making money for the family. Either way, there are a few core values that can make you the best mother and wife that you can be.

How to Deal With an Attached Mother

Mother's can be overbearing at times. They can invade personal space, be demanding and sometimes they just won't go away. You're not necessarily the problem. A mother's attachment to a child may be an innocent side effect of loving her offspring. However, it also can be more serious in cases when a mother has emotional problems preventing her from living her own life free from her child. No matter the situation, it's important for you to have an independent life that doesn't involved your mother all the time.

How to Say No When Your Mother-in-Law Wants to Babysit

Being married with children can be demanding, but it's also a highly rewarding experience. When you add the stress of a meddling mother-in-law into the mix, it can make your life even more stressful. When your mother-in-law became a grandma, it was likely one of the highlights of her life. She probably loves to dote on your child and spoil her, but there will be times that you don't see eye to eye on things. You'll need to learn how to tell her no when this happens, such as when she asks to babysit but you don't want her to.

How to Deal With the Mother of the Groom

Your wedding dress is elegant, the ceremony flowers are brilliant and your groom-to-be is dashingly handsome. There's just one final issue facing you on your wedding day: your mother-in-law. Your relationship with your groom's mother may be strained, or perhaps she enjoys your company and the two of you have a special bond. Remember that regardless of your relationship, weddings are often stressful events and may bring out the worst in people. Be patient with your mother-in-law and help her enjoy your wedding day as much as you will.

How to Make Mother of Vinegar

Mother of vinegar is a substance that forms in fermenting alcoholic liquids. It occurs naturally and is actually cellulose that forms from bacteria. You can make your own vinegar with the mother of vinegar in it at home. There are a few things you need to do in order for the mother of vinegar to grow.

How to Plant Mother-in-Law's Tongue

Mother-in-law's tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata), also called snake plant, is one of those houseplants considered hard to kill. It was once grown commercially as a fiber source for making rope and other products. It is rated one of the most efficient air-cleaning plants, and removes toxins like formaldehyde and benzene from the air. Grow it outdoors in warm climates or indoors anywhere.

How to Handle Grief When Your Mother Dies

No matter your age, enduring the death of your mother brings all sorts of emotions, with grief usually at the forefront. Mothers usually protect and nurture their offspring, and now, when the child most needs that security, the mother is no longer there. But you can cope with the grief of this loss, overwhelming as it may initially seem, by following several steps.

How to Toast the Mother of the Bride

A wedding is an emotional time for everyone involved. If you are a member of the wedding party and expected to make a formal toast as a part of your duties, it can be stressful as well. Being prepared in advance is the best way to deal with that stress. Whether you are the bride, the groom, the best man or the maid/ matron of honor, there is no speech you can make that will be more appreciated than a heartfelt toast to the mother of the bride.

How to Address an Envelope to a Mother and a Daughter

Addressing envelopes is an etiquette minefield. Although it is simple to address envelopes to a married couple with the same last name, less traditional living arrangements lead to more complicated addresses. If you are addressing an envelope to a mother and daughter, the rules vary depending on the daughter's age. A daughter over the age of 18 should receive her own mail, while a daughter under 18 should be addressed along with her mother.

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