You Need This Before You Need This

This summer, my husband, Andrew was diagnosed with a rare, stage four salivary gland cancer. Since then, our lives have been…well, vastly different. For the past five months, Andrew has endured quite a lot: Multiple surgeries, long hospital stays, infection and incredible pain not to mention how he hasn’t worked, hasn’t spent time with [...]

By |2019-11-13T22:42:43+00:00November 13th, 2019|affirmation, beliefs, blessings, Cancer free, change, cheri flake, find a therapist, gratitude, surviving, thankful, Uncategorized|Comments Off on You Need This Before You Need This

Fear…Fight, Flight or a Challenge?

Halloween is my JAM. I absolutely love it. My family also takes this holiday very seriously. Let’s just say that we have had our plan for costumes in place since July. Maybe it’s because my husband and I met at a Halloween party, but we really see it as quite the event every year. [...]

5 Ways To Make You Stop Worrying. Right. Now.

5 Ways To Make You Stop Worrying. Right. Now. 1. Worrying feels bad…It just does.       Let’s start with the basics, shall we? Feeling good is better than feeling bad. Worry will always make you feel bad. In some cases, with trauma or a short in our thinking so to speak, it [...]

4 Tips to Help Your Kids Create a Healthy Body Image & Relationship With Food

Recently, I have had quite a few people inquire about how to talk to their children with weight loss or food without passing on negative body image messages.  People seem to be aware of the fact that this subject is a sensitive one (thank goodness) and are wanting sane and balanced ways to help their [...]

By |2017-02-12T16:09:47+00:00May 13th, 2014|atlanta, behavior, body image, cheri flake, eating, exercise, habit, healthy habits, mindful eating, mindfulness, mom, moms, stress, therapist, therapy, Uncategorized, weight loss|Comments Off on 4 Tips to Help Your Kids Create a Healthy Body Image & Relationship With Food

Give Your Mind a Good Spring Cleaning

I went to Michigan State University (Go Green!) for undergraduate school. When I attended, there were about 55,000 kids there. It was quite a different academic setting than I was used to, but I embraced it. I liked the anonymity and independence of it all. I actually even enjoyed being a number rather than a [...]

By |2017-02-12T16:09:47+00:00April 19th, 2014|action, cheri flake, clutter, daily tasks, declutter, organization, organization tips, organizing tips, overwhelmed, productive, tasks, time management, to do lists, today's the day|Comments Off on Give Your Mind a Good Spring Cleaning

The Kid Swap Done Right

Hello!It seems like everyone is always telling us moms that we need a break...As if we don't already know this!  Let's face it, sitters are very expensive, family isn't always available and the reality is, it's just easier to keep trucking along as always rather than find a way to get our much needed break. [...]

By |2017-02-12T16:09:48+00:00April 28th, 2013|alone time, break, cheri flake, coach, mom blog, mommies, moms, overnight, overwhelmed, play date, rock, sleepovers, star, stay cation, staycation, stress, stress reducer, therapist, therapy, vacation|Comments Off on The Kid Swap Done Right