I see you're new to the site - welcome!
It's great that you decided to do some research about the declawing issue before just deciding to do it at your vet tech's suggestion. The majority of us believe here that declawing is not only unnecessary, but very cruel as well. That link that Crazy-Cat-Lover gave you is a good thread to read through, and I believe it has a link in it to a thorough explanation and pictures of an actual declaw. (It's actually amputating the first knuckle of your kitty, not just removing the claw.)
Since you started clipping your kittens' claws at an early age, they will probably give you no problem with it as they get older. And you can teach your kittens what is and what is not appropriate for them to scratch - you do not need to declaw them to save your furniture or anything like that.
I think it's really great you're looking at alternatives to declawing. I hope you decide against it.
(Please take a look at the links - they have great information in them.)
Oh, one other thing. I'm not sure if it's necessary to bathe your kittens each week. I'm not absolutely sure, but it might not be best for their coats to be washed that often, but I could be wrong. (I haven't bathed my cat ever.) I'm sure someone here knows though, and they can let you know.
Again, welcome aboard.