It really is different here. We are stuck in the 1950's. Grandma Donna's drop in - not unusual. People do it all the time. People who didn't grow up here complain to me all the time how folks are so nice and old-fashioned, it's weird. Traditional wives, Stay-at-home-Moms? There's lots of them. We do have a high percentage of working Moms - but you're expected to do all the heavy lifting, cleaning, child care, shuttling to activities, so the Dads can hunt, fish, make cribs, (lol) and come to a home-cooked meal every night, etc.
When I moved here, I was blown away. It's kinda Like "The Andy Griffith Show," with a "Fargo" accent.
But, it's kinda nice, but weird. Chelsea/Cole ( and her dependency) do not surprise me at all.