Cheri Whitelock

Cheri is a true Texan, born in McKinney and has lived all over the metroplex! She currently calls Rockwall home where she lives with her BBQ smoking husband and two adventurous boys, Liam who is 10 and August who is 7. When she isn’t teaching full time or taking the boys to sports of all sorts, she enjoys being outside with her family, traveling, writing, reading, entertaining at their home and helping her husband expand their BBQ business! You can find her writing at Lake Mom Life .

I’m Not Trying to Move Up in My Career Anymore

Teaching was never my first career choice. I wanted to be a celebrity. I wanted to be a pediatrician. I wanted to travel the world. I wanted to change the world! I wanted to...

The Best Cupcakes in Dallas for National Cupcake Day

Did you know cupcakes were invented in 1796? While you’re busy baking away this holiday season, don’t forget that National Cupcake Day is December 15! Luckily, Dallas has tons of cupcake options to help us...

Winter in Fredericksburg :: All My Favorites

Winter in Texas might not always feel like “winter,” but winter in the Hill Country can make you feel like you're up in the Northeast with its beautiful trees, amazing sunsets, and breathtaking views....

Survivor-Tested :: 5 Things To Do for Someone Battling Breast Cancer

One of the worst things you can ever hear in your life is that you have breast cancer. The second worst thing you can ever hear is that someone you love has breast cancer....
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For the Love of the Game :: Starting Your Child in Baseball

Does your son or daughter show interest in playing catch or hitting the ball off a tee? Do they like watching baseball games with you? Have they shown a liking towards America’s Favorite pastime?...

5 Sides for a Summer BBQ

If you live in Texas, “BBQ” can be used as a verb or a noun. For me and my family, when we get invited to a BBQ, we take that to mean you will...

5 Natural Swimming Areas and Beaches Near Dallas

Sheryl Crow once sang 🎶"IIIIIIIII wanna soak up the sun," and I bet your family does too! Summer is here and it’s time to find the best ways to cool off. Here are five...

6 Budget-Friendly Summer Adventures

Summertime in our house is a perfect time to relax, have fun, and seek out new adventures! As a mom, I’m always on the lookout for the most budget-friendly (free please!) places that offer...

Cool Off at these Family-Friendly Craft Breweries

It’s Saturday afternoon; kid extracurriculars are done for the day, and you and the family want to get out and enjoy the amazing weather. Where can you go so both parents and kids will...

Texas Travel :: BBQ

Do you have a day available to drive through beautiful scenic Texas and try out amazing mouth-watering BBQ? What about a whole weekend? Texas has some of the most well-known, world-famous BBQ, with frequent...

Living that Sports Mom Life: What You Need to Know

I’m that mom. The prepared sports mom. You need something? I probably have it. On any given day of the week, you will find me taking kids to practice or games, stuffing bags full...

Insta-Worthy Murals Around Dallas

Have you joined in on the fun of snapping amazing Instagram-worthy murals at one of the many spots around Dallas? If not, you’re in luck because there are tons of options! Here are some...