I have new respect for Michelle Bachman and Sarah Palin and the like. This includes any "power moms" out there who have a mission, a calling from outside the home, trying to balance it with the needs of a large family and whatever life challenges drop onto one side of the scale at any given moment.
Let's just say that my Mom's move to a nearby assisted living apartment has been a blessing, but a challenge as well. Add to that homeschooling; add to the mix a precocious preschooler; add my oldest son, getting ready to leave for college in the summer; add to that two teen boys with active and varied schedules; add to all of those things, the daily house frau stuff; and add on a desire to get back to writing, when time allows.
But guess what? This is one of those "when time allows" moments. I'm back.