Once we get home, no snacks, no homework, no screens. Andrew moves the laundry around and starts a new load. Andrew empties all of the trash. Allison folds the laundry that Andrew took out of the dryer and feeds the dogs. Ashley picks up the dog poop.
Once chores are done it is snack time. They can choose one thing from the "snack cupboard" and one fruit. Then homework, then read for 30 minutes. After that... playtime!!!
We have once again established peace in this house.
This mama is happy.