After doing some research and having four boys and Brian around the house, I have been able to put together some helpful tips that have helped our household and my sanity.
First I will start with one of my own which is a rule we had at our dinning room table. Since family time is so precious and few these days our rule at the table was: the first one up had to do the dishes! Amazing the conversation you have at a dinning room table when no one wants to get up.
Ok, now for the plumbing tips