As they said it normally looks better when interviewing to not have gaps in work experience however, one thing that stuck out to me in your question is the fact that you are a mother of two. During my time in college one of the students in my business development class (basically an interview prep class) was out of the workforce for many years taking care of her child. What the teacher recommend was to use those experiences you had raising their child in their resume. What many people forget when updating their resume is that being a parent can demonstrate a lot of qualities that are wanted in the workplace such as time management and organization of work/tasks to be done.
So definitely go out and apply for jobs but if you can spin the time you have spent as a parent when you weren't working as applicable experiences don't be afraid to include that as well. It will help to show that you weren't sitting around not working but that you were doing things that gave you experiences that will help in the work place!