Pros: family time
Cons: losing a mother
During this time I started having children and stayed home to take care of them. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, then lung cancer, and finally brain cancer. So, I spent a lot of time taking care of my mother; transportation to doctor visits, pharmacies, house cleaning, and meal preparation. Along with raising three children of my own. In 2012 my mother took a turn for the worst and I was responsible for all funeral arrangements, and packing of her belongings.