Pico de Gallo-Fresh Tomato Sala

January 31, 2024

I never seem to be able to make enough of this, it’s always gone at the end of the night! However much you think your family will make…maybe double or triple it! 😉   

Corn Salsa

January 31, 2024

This recipe is the perfect topper for all sorts of Mexican dishes! It’s also good just served with a bowl of tortilla chips!  

Cilantro Lime Rice

January 31, 2024

This rice is delicious with tacos, in a Chipotle Bar, or served alongside Mexican food. It’s also delicious eaten by itself or topped with my guacamole!   

Guacamole For Fifty

January 31, 2024

This guacamole is the best we’ve ever tasted, you’ll never need another recipe! We bring this often to potlucks, or dinner at a friend’s house, it’s a huge crowd pleaser, and it keeps well in the refrigerator, so leftovers aren’t a problem!  

Chipotle Marinated Grilled Chicken Thighs

January 31, 2024

This is the recipe that I use for my famous Chipotle Bars, and it is always a HUGE hit! You will want to marinate the Chipotle Chicken for at least twelve hours prior to grilling.  

Chicken Pastina Soup

Italian Chicken Pastina Soup

January 18, 2024

 One of my favorite past-times is reading about how Italian Nonnas feed their families, especially the really old, traditional recipes. Pastina soup is one of the recipes that is touted as a cure-all for all that ails you. It’s sometimes even referred to as Italian Penicillin. Over the last few weeks, we’ve had several children […]

Marie Kondo’s Method Was Never Sustainable For Moms

February 6, 2023

A few years ago when I first started mapping out the Freedom Moms Challenge and the Smart Kids Chore System, I noted that my methods were forged in the fiery furnace of real motherhood. At the time, Marie Kondo had just had her first baby (after writing her popular book), and as far as I […]

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Why A Chore Chart Won’t Fix Your Kids

January 20, 2021

Have you ever bought a chore chart, thinking it was the golden ticket to finally getting your kids doing chores? And then, a few days or weeks later, you were sorely disappointed? Welcome to the Club of Disappointed Chore Chart Moms! I’m actually embarrassed by how many charts I’ve purchased over the years: some magnetic, […]


How To Handle a Child Chore System the Right Way

January 18, 2021

I’m getting ready to say something REALLY controversial…A Child Chore System should NOT be your first priority if you are trying to lighten you own cleaning load and get your home in order. Isn’t that a weird thing for a woman who has built her whole business around teaching Moms how to get their children […]


Why All Of Your Past Decluttering Efforts Have Failed

December 22, 2020

How many times in the past have your efforts at decluttering failed? Having a clutter-free home was my New Year’s Resolution year after year. And then, year after year, I failed. I tried every method out there to get the clutter under control…Flylady, KonMarie, you name it, I tried it. But I never got very […]