i don't mind getting called out - it helps keep me humble.
drama does bring up some very good points...and they are some of the ones that i find myself discussing at great length with my very educated and accomplished mom-friends. one has a jd from a t14, the rest all seem to have MAs or CPAs or both. below i offer you my 2 cents, i certainly have no judgment one way or the other on this subject. but i have tried to learn what i can from my friends who live it.
here's the thing. your kids ARE small and they do need you. but it isn't like you are raising them alone, they have a present and active dad who is willing to step up and take on more. that is a great thing, a husband and father who understands and accepts the responsibility for his children and his family, and does so willingly.
your children WILL miss you on the nights you are studying for the lsat, or in class, or studying torts, or attending law school functions. and you will miss them, but during those times they will also have a wonderful opportunity to connect with their father in a way they might not have had otherwise. or a wonderful opportunity to learn new social skills by spending some time with your babysitter, and/or the preschool staff, or your friends/extended family. won't be easy for anyone, but children are resilient, and they can learn to appreciate quality time with you too.
to give an example that i always draw personal inspiration from:
one of my best friends had her second child while she was earning her master's degree in tax accounting. (her heaven, my hell.) her husband couldn't work for legal reasons, so she left her six week old infant with him, while she waited tables full time and went to school full time, for a year, until she graduated. the point is that while she missed her children incredibly, and it was hard on everyone, he had an amazing chance to bond with the baby and the older child in a whole new way, which is apparent in their relationships to this day, some 8 years later. plus now she is a cpa and can make more working part time than she ever did working full-time, while spending time being a soccer/baseball/cheer/football/scouts/godknowswhatelse mom.
it sure wasn't easy at the time, though, but their commitment to making it work, well, it made it work.
sorry this post is so long...and there's more.
about the lsat, it is going to take some time to get yourself back in the habit of blocking EVERYTHING out to study. honestly, i think that is the only way you are going to get through law school, if you make the time you sit down to read really count. that focus will come back if you practice it enough. and you might ask uconn for several contacts in their pt program you can talk to - i would specifically ask what their study habits are like and how many hours outside class they spend for each hour of class, and what kind of grades that effort produces. this varies student to student, but after a few people you will start to see a pattern (i usually hear about 1.5-2 hours studying for every hour in class). the school may also have this information for you. it is a way to see if hours-wise, it is feasible.
this is just one thread on studying for the lsat, but it may help give you some ideas on how to make the most of the time you are dedicating to it. especially on the second/third pages.http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,47617.0.html
personally, i didn't like studying for the lsat, but i loved the intellectual challenge of the logic questions and games...