Hi-I have 4 boys 9, 7, 6, & 3. You have to have some kind of routine-especially on school days. Weekends always mess us up and we have a rough morning on Mondays-but Tues-Fri are smooth. The hardest part of the day during the week is after dinner, homework, baths, and going to bed. I also find it very hard to give individual time to each, if I am praising 1 child, you can be sure 1 of the others is looking at me with puppy dog eyes waiting for their praise. I love them all but sometimes I wish I could just take 1 day a week for each of them while the others are in school, so there would be no jealousy. But thats too many days to take off of work or school. So I guess my best advice would be take it day by day.