its true that working from home is really like having two full time jobs going at the same time because you're watching the kids, cleaning up after them, and working all at the same time. Its hard to focus sometimes, but I usually try to work when the kids are sleeping. I take advantage of naptimes, and weekends as well, though I try to avoid working when hubby is home as much as I can since I dont see him much.
I agree that you should see what marketable skills you have to be able to make some money.
I know some moms do paper routes and can wind up making decent money that way, and can either take their kids with them for the ride in the car to deliver papers, or get it done before the kids wake up in the morning.
How about tutoring students in your home in the afternoons?
If you are a good cook, you can get a food handlers permit and look into the regulations for your city and state for being a food distributor, and bake for local coffee shops or restaraunts.
How about using skills for certain crafts and opening up an ETSY shop?
You could list a bunch of things on cheapcycle too. I made about $500 last month just getting rid of some clutter (nothing fantastic - just your average stuff)
Ebay works for that too
You could have a garage sale
If you are good with the sewing machine you could offer to do seamstress work for local clothing shops as well.
If you sew well, you could also do some clothing revamps from used clothes and sell them at boutique shops or online.
Do you know how to massage? you could go on location when hubby is home, or have clients come to your house for massage
You could make lunches and snacks and go around to offices taking orders for prepared items. Packaging would be the key here to make your items look appealing and sell. You could take the kids with you in a wagon through the offices to take orders from a prepared menu and keep your food items in the car to go out and get after people place their orders
you could talk to real estate agents, lawyers, or other businessmen about doing mailings for them. They would provide the supplies if you fold, stuff the envies and take it to the post office for them. You could charge per hour or per # of mailings.
You could teach classes for the skills you have... how about etiquitte, sewing, painting, photography, scrapbooking, knitting, crochet, cooking, homemaking, budgeting, etc.
there are a few ideas... hopefully that helps some!!