I love my mom and I'm always ready to help her with anything. Now, I'm living with my wife in another house and we have a lot of work, but I'm still ready to make some renovations for my mom, when she need it. Unfortunately, I feel that my mom wants more and more renovations, so my family time with my wife is very limited. I spend weekends and sometimes also evenings after work in weekdays in my mom house helping repair something or paint some wall etc. I don't want to leave my mom alone (she is a widow), but I also don't want to hurt my loving wife. Now my mom asked me to make a big renovation, which take me about week hard work all day. I know this is important renovation not just nice-to-have, because it prevents some big destructions.
My idea was to take unpaid leave for a week and help my mom, but this time asking her to pay me. But to be honest I don't feel good with that... She gave me life and raised me up and I feel like I owe her that. I don't want to be ungrateful. So I would like to ask you, is it okay to take money from my mom for renovation? Or have you any other ideas what could I do in my situation?