Originally Posted by Katiek
If your resume reflects that you've been out of the work force for a year, could you respond that you've taken time to handle a family illness and that when you evaluated returning to work you determined that a part time job would give you the challenges/rewards of a work environment but also provide more freedom in your schedule?
I hope this is useful to the OP; it is to me as I am likely to be in a somewhat similar situation soon. Although, I likely will not be looking for full time employment later. And, hopefully my mother, who I was caring for, will not pass away any time soon.
This is a thread I will definitely be watching for additional insight.