Firstly, I do not wish to fill in my status as the form has an option 'Prefer not to say' so I don't have to write that I'm single or otherwise.
Secondly I have a sizeable gap in my employment history where I have been raising my babies.
What do I write? The application is not for something that should be affected by whether or not I have kids. Should I just write 'career break' rather than 'maternity break'? The fact I have a family is surely none of their business!?!
Personally I would be honest and take me or leave me but if your not comfortable with that or prefer not to say the your options are A) travelling B) career break with no explanation (might as well put prefer not to say) C) compassionate care (as in for dying relative) D) rehab (joke!)
If you don't think it would affect your application why not just tell the truth?