So, Are You a Sophia or a Blanche?

Today we talk to Stephanie and Jeff from Des Moines. Stephanie is struggling because her mom is getting older and may need more help around the house and she thinks it would be best for her mom to move in with her and Jeff, but Jeff seems dead set against it. Stephanie says her mom is a widow and the house she is in now – they one Stephanie grew up in – it just too big for her, plus Stephanie feels her mom needs to really watch her money at this stage in her life. Plus, Stephanie really feels she doesn’t have that much time left with her mom and wants to make the most of it. When Jeff joins us, though, we get a very different picture of Stephanie’s mom: turns out she is a lot younger and more vibrant than Stephanie has described, and Jeff is frankly freaked out that mom is gonna bring home dates from Bell Town bars.