#1 - Beware - your kitchen is going to get VERY sticky. Try to get a friend or neighbor to let you do this at their house. And use their pots.
#2 - Meet said friend. Make sure she's not afraid to get her hands (or her kitchen) dirty. Take a break every 10 minutes or so while she keeps working.
#3 - Have a back-up plan if your fruit goes mushy before you can process it.
#4 - Those bowls of fruit and sauce are kid magnets. Don't be afraid to let them sample the reject pieces of fruit with the mold and the worms. They won't be bothering you again.