I know it's going to be a challenge for me also. I've been home with our 4 children, ages 13, 11, 9 and 7 for the past 8 years. All the courses I've done so far have been online through a tech college in NH or at night.
I'll be going full-time in the fall (well, not full time since most of my pre-req's are done, but several days a week), and have gotten into two programs - one in the afternoon/evening, the other daytime, but further away. In any event, I will be depending on my 13yo daughter to help out quite a bit, and my husband also. I may have to find after-school care 1 or 2 days a week for my 2 younger ones if my daughter is involved with an after-school.
If you know what your schedule will be, do some "dry-runs" now, figuring out timing for travel and clinicals, and know what days you will need childcare, what days you might, and what days you won't. But be flexible. If you can find a sitter who can take be there at a moment's notice, or doesn't mind "drop-in's", that would be great.
The big thing for me, because of the big family, is laundry and cleaning. I'm going to depend on EVERYONE to do their share, and a job list is going to be made. Their allowances will increase to reflect that, but they need to know that mom has to have time to do her own thing. All-in-all it will make me a better mom to be able to fulfull some of my dreams also!
Good luck - to all of us!! :chuckle