the network for radical unschooling families
A good way to start is to live like you're on vacation - a good vacation where you do fun things, go fun places, and still have plenty of time to hang out and snuggle. Looking at your profile, you're transitioning from homeschooling? Do all your kids want to do that? The older kids might not, if they've been impressed with the importance of education, or they might need a good long time to deschool. If some of the kids need to hunker down and watch tv or play video games and decompress for awhile, that will make it easier on you to do fun things with the rest - that's a big age spread in terms of logistics! Be sure to spend time hanging out, though, even with kids who seem to need to pull in and "cocoon" for a time.