It’s one of those clichés that rings all to true: Most mothers have very little time alone. The joke is that she goes into the bathroom to be alone and often is joined by a child or two even there. Susanna Wesley, mother of 19 children, including John and Charles Wesley, threw her apron over her head in the midst of her crowd of offspring in order to “be alone” to pray. For many mothers, 40 days in the desert has a certain appeal. Read the rest here please.