I love my camera because I can take pictures of little vignettes that I've worked on without seeing what else is going on around it. Cropping or strategically taking photos makes my life seem more calm and organized.
This is the reality of home life with two young kiddos. A Lego here, a beloved bunny there, it's a beautiful mess. If you have young kids in your house (or messy not-so-young family members), I'd encourage you to enjoy the season of life, whatever it is. Someday you won't need to photoshop your house, but for now, just go with it!