The Saturday Question: How do you balance chores in your home?

Happy Valentines Day!  Although it’s wonderful to be in love with a like-minded partner while raising children, going green often entails a bit more work around the home.  There’s the trips to the compost bin, the diaper laundry, and all those homemade meals to prepare.  It can be downright overwhelming unless you have a system to deal with the extra chores.  Is there a system you use with your spouse or partner to share the workload?  Do you have help from extended family?  Is it worth it to pay for help with cleaning or a diaper service just to balance the rest of your life?  Do you share the work with your children?  Please let us know what works for you!