Do you want your parents to live with you to help you with kids and around the house?

My mom’s visiting now from Russia. She and my stepdad come twice a year — for a couple of months in the summer and three weeks in the winter.

On the one hand, her visits are pure bliss. She loves her grandkids (four of them!) so there is love and warmth. And for my wife and me it’s like a vacation! The house is always clean, the food is always ready. No last-minute cooking, grilling, or grabbing a takeaway.