Welcome to ChefTalk! I'm also from MA :D
I think these people think it's a joke of my problem. But it is more than that I live in a home where everything is done by one person and that has to be me. So when I say I find time scarce it is what it is.
Welcome. No one thinks it is a joke it is all in how your present your discussion. You have to be willing to accept other people's opinions and ideas and that often means being challenged.