My husband and I always planned for us both to work. We met in college, both have degrees we're not using. We've recovered from our liberal college experience and have paid off all of our debt. We've gone from the idea that we might never have kids to me quitting my job while we try to conceive. My house is a disaster, clutter and dirt everywhere. My mom lives in an inlaw apartment attached at the back. My niece and nephew share the middle bedroom when my niece isn't with her mom. It is far from an ideal but this is the family home in the truest sense of the word. Where would you start? If your house was trashed and neglected, the kids you take care of are used to being in daycare and school (at least I work at my nephew's daycare). Sample schedules, advice, tips and tricks will all be appreciated.