Thanks for your replies! I didn't even think it was possible to go back, then in December after 8 months of fruitless job hunting I asked around for advice and called the academic counselor and it went really fast from there.
I honestly was in a huge slump with no job and no prospects, it was so hard to take care of the kids. As of mid-terms I have at least a 3.5, I HAVE to get out of bed, and I receive not only wonderful encouragement, but even during sad moments the surroundings of a beautiful campus and new purpose really lift my spirits.
I really would not have gotten this far without even my lurking moments on SI.