I have been trying to get the kids to help out around the house more often, especially on the weekends. Noah is my oldest, he is 10 and he gives me such a hard time that he will exhaust me and I lose my patience with the others who do want to be helpful. It is tough because he is still having challenges at school and totally takes it out on me. DH did sit down and talk to him last night about that, so hopefully it will get better. I have been trying to get away looking for a conference or something that work can pay for, but with sports schedules right now and birthdays and such, it just couldn't happen but I am going to have to figure something out. DH will support it, he can handle them for a weekend, and I do have to say I am more appreciated after that time away, he forgets how grueling it is here. Luckily we haven't had any huge finical hits on us like you have, seriously if I had to worry about money on top of it, I just don't know what I would do, I give you a lot of credit for keeping it together like you are!