I'll be starting my RN classes at Excellsior, and so begins round two. I just finished making out a job chart for everyone. It looks doeable. I've listened to everyones advice here and wil add it to my arsenol. I already cook ahead. But, now when I come home from work at 7am I will do a load of laundry, make lunches and start dinner, do 10 mins of paperwork - house related, and then begin my homework. I have 1 1/2 hours before my dtr heads off to school. Then it's off to bed for a good sleep. Up at 4. Dinner has been pre-started, so I just finish it, welcome my highschooler and my college kid home. We do a little housework and eat. I plan on a little down time with the kids when they are around. I'm a single mom, so the buck has always stopped with me. I dont think housework is that big of a deal anyway if you just get down and dirty and do it. I waste a lot of time trying to put it off. The actual work doesn't take all that long.
I plan on a little TV before work, our house by my law gets quite at 8pm. Things start to wind down by a purposable plan. This way I know things will be ready to start up at 7am again the next. day. I know my kids are still awake and kicking when I leave at 9:30, but they are responsible enough to know I can monitor the living room by internet and can retract electronic privilidges the next day if they are goofing off too late.
So, a little added stress, a little added homework. We are a big happy family, the more the merrier. We can handle it.