Hi all : ) I've told my parents about my med school dreams, and my mom is being super-supportive, partly b/c she's single and young (she's 47), partly b/c she's a great mom. She's offered to move here and help out w/ my son (he's 2 now) while I go back to school, and has suggested that she could maybe help ease the financial burden as well. Here's my question: should we have mom move in with us and get a bigger place (we have a tiny townhouse right now), or keep our teeny place and have her get her own place? Our guess is the cost of getting her a place of her own is an additional 100,000 (at least) vs sharing a place together. Also, I'm thinking she would be more help in the house than out (less cooking, shopping, and cleaning for both of us, plus she's already in the house for "babysitting"). On the other hand, that's adding on an additional study distraction (I can't send my son to her house if I have a big exam, and she could theoretically be distracting without meaning to be, who knows what sort of tensions could be created by sharing a living space, etc). My husband swears he can live in any situation, to do what's best for everybody (he's so awesome!). Did anyone move in with mom or vice-versa while in school? Anyone with kids wishing they did?