Hi I'm new here too you can call me Dawn. I have a couple little ones as well. I used to write articles for my (ex)husband's websites but he didn't take really good care of them and he gave up after some Google update. I am making money with my own sites now. Not a lot of money... not enough... but enough for now! Let me know if you have any questions I will help out as much as I can.
Working from home with children... brutal!
I suppose they have to go to school at some point That's a good chunk of work time.
Both of you seem to be just getting started in terms of your own properties. Consider splitting your time between writing for others and writing for yourself. Never neglect your own properties but writing for others can bring in the money you'll need to acquire other items for your site, such as nice themes and plugins, for instance. You just have to get past that initial hump and then you can ride the snowball to the moon, with patience.