Hi, I work full time in a management position for a corporation and have three small children (7, 2 and 8 months). Right now I'm carrying 9 hours during summer term.
Here are some of the things I'm doing that make it work:
1. Prepare meals early, use the crock pot, cook on the weekends, etc. This relieves the need to do it during the week. HUGE task reduction there.
2. Stay prepared. I pack bags and lay out clothes the night before. I set my coffee to come on in the mornings rather than wasting time in the mornings to make the coffee. I know all these things sound trivial but it's these little things that make things much, much easier and it's the little things added up that can make things seem overwhelming at times.
3. Pre-read for your classes. I do all my week's reading/chapter notes on the weekends. Sunday's are my reading days. This makes it so much easier to retain the knowledge during lecture. It also opens up my time during the week for strictly homework.
4. Do your homework on the same day it was assigned. You already have the reading done, right? So after I come home from school at night (typically home by 10pm) I start in on the homework assignment while it's fresh. This not only helps with my knowledge retention but also time management as I'm always current on assignments.
5. Start projects early! You'll need all the time you can get. I have a project due on June 30th with an extra credit deadline of June 16th. I've already started the project. To the extent of having all my place holder pages printed and in the report cover. I have my document already typed with place holders for the information that needs inputed. Each day I add to the project. Once it's complete all I'll have to do is print and go - my organization/structure is ready to go. Which leads me to the next point.
6. Keep organized! I use Microsoft OneNote to keep track of all my classes. I take notes in the application. I have to do lists included in my course sections. I have an excel formulated spreadsheet that I record all my grades in. All of these things keep me on track. I use post it note tabs to mark important pages in my textbook. I have yellow tabs I place in the textbook to mark my current homework assignment.
7. Last but not least, schedule downtime. With going at such an intense, fast pace you really must take time for yourself. I currently am in class Monday-Thursday nights. I work Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Friday nights I don't do homework (I did it Monday-Thursday evenings after class), so I spend that time with my family. I will do some studying on Saturday but limit the time away from my children. I read on Sundays but that's the extent of the work I do then.
Overall, this is working really well for me. I hope you're able to grab some bits and pieces from it and come up with something that works great for you, also!