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 12 and August who is 9. 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 .
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Great TV Shows to Binge-Watch + Meals to Match!

Enjoy this list of shows to binge-watch and pair it with a meal to match!
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Fun Places to Order a Mimosa in and Around Dallas

Whether it is New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day or Mother's Day, mimosas are always a good idea! Traditional orange or other fruits, it doesn't matter! Mimosas are an easy at-home cocktail, but it's just as...

Ideas for Fall Break In & Around Dallas With Your Kids

In recent years, many school districts have started observing a fall break, and it's a great chance to plan some extra time with your family. Here are some fun ideas for adding in some...
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Guide to the Best Dog Parks in Dallas & Fun Places To Bring Your...

The dog days of summer are upon us here in Texas and our pups are looking for some fun! Thankfully, we have a mountain of choices when it comes to great dog parks and...
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Favorite Hot Dog Places in Dallas for National Hot Dog Month

Nothing says summertime like a nice, juicy hot dog! July is National Hot Dog Month, which gives us a great reason to celebrate these tasty treats. It's said that Germans began selling hot dogs...
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How to Celebrate National Best Friends Day!

National Best Friends Day is Wednesday, June 8, and it’s a great opportunity to celebrate those people in your life who you consider your best friends. If you’re anything like me, you have many...
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Fun Things to Do with Your Family This Summer in & around Rockwall County

Summer is upon us, and if you live east of Lake Ray Hubbard, you know that sometimes it’s hard to cross the bridge! Thankfully, you can find tons of summer fun in and around...
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It’s National Brisket Day! My Favorite Dallas BBQ Joints

If you live in Texas, lucky you! Texas is famous for having some of the best mouth-watering, stomach-filling brisket. If you live northeast of Dallas, you're in even more luck because some of the...
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AdvoCare Teacher Giveaway!

This post is sponsored by AdvoCare. All opinions are 100% our own. When I recently polled my closest teacher friends, they definitively said that the 2021–2022 school year has been the hardest of their careers;...
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Out & About in DFW :: Spring Adventures with Kids

April in Texas is a great time for outdoor adventures with the kids! Hopefully, most of the cold weather is gone and temps aren’t too hot yet. Dallas offers families a variety of opportunities...
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On Raising Boys & Celebrating National Sons Day

Raising children in our current world can be hard, heavy, and complicated. I love a great reason to celebrate something light and easy, and National Sons Day on March 4 is perfect for that!  National...
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Date Night in Dallas :: Tapas

It’s the weekend and time for a date night! The usual places just won’t do, so it’s time to try something new and exciting: tapas! First, what are tapas? Originating in Spain, tapas are traditionally...