President-elect Barack Obama's mother in law will be living with the first family in the White House after he takes office.

Marian Robinson, 71, will be doing her part to help her daughter, Michelle Obam, and her family get started in the white house.

She is here to help them get up and running,'' said Katie McCormick Lelyveld, a spokeswoman for Mrs. Obama, according to the New York Times. She will determine in the coming months whether or not she wants to stay in D.C. permanently.

The Times reports she had previously helped the Obama's take care of their two young daughters Sasha and Malia during the presidential campaign.