You need to get everyone involved in this shoot. Find a time when homeschool is over and mum and dad are free. Offer to pay your sitters by washing up/mowing the lawn/buying them sweets/being their slave for the day. Or just smile nicely at them and say pleeeease !
Decisions to make Are you going to be in the picture ? You can do it with a tripod or with your camera on a wall or a chair ( with a jumper underneath ) Take a test picture and then focus and set a 10 second self timer. Will your subjects hold message boards ? When is the light best at the front of your house ? Doorstep or window portrait ? Portrait or Landscape format ? Wide-angle or telephoto ?
Be safe and make sure you stay off the road.
Birgitta Zoutmann's doorstep portraits taken on her daily bike ride and raising money for charity
Andrew Wheeler and Carly Gaffney - Village portraits in Witham St Hugh - Lincolnshire
JJ waller in Brighton and US Photographer Lisa Whiteman using reflections