Tips for Great Road Trips with Your Dog

Taking your dog along on a road trip may sound like an overwhelming situation, but it’s actually totally doable with proper planning! Boarding your pets when you go away for the weekend can be expensive, and who really wants to leave their furry, four-legged companions behind while you’re having an adventure? I’ve found that, for the most part, having your pup with you on the road is much easier than dealing with a baby or small children, so if you’ve conquered that feat, you’ll be able to handle this with no problem. Over the past few months our Red Heeler, Reata, has joined us on multiple road trips and although I was nervous about handling her and all four of the kids (I was the solo adult on the journey each time) alone, things went very well. She was very calm along the way and LOVED being a part of the adventure. I utilized the tips I’ve been using in How to Take a Great Road Trip with Your Dog, and you’ll totally benefit from trying them with your pet on the next trip. Have you taken your dog on any amazing trips? How did it go? Come tell us…

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Moms Need A Fancy Pen

One thing no one ever told me about having a kid was that I’d be filling out forms everywhere we go. Because I’m crazy enough to have FOUR kids, that means I fill out four sets of forms any time we go to the doctor, dentist, fill out school paperwork, and the list goes on and on. Basically I’m just happy at this point that I don;t have to fill out forms when I take them to the grocery store… or at least I haven’t yet. I’m crossing my fingers they won’t try to steal anything or cause an incident necessitating paperwork, because my hand always hurts and might fall off soon. My experiences have taught me what I should be buying for a baby shower gifts: Moms Need a Fancy Pen. Come hang out with us over on the Herd Management Facebook Page! You’ll find things to make you laugh and feel right at home if you don’t pretend to be someone you’re not… Sanctimony and Snobbery are against the Herd Management law.

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Mason Jar Items You Need

Southern girls love mason jars; it’s like one our cherished symbols of home and the Southern way of life. Whenever we see one we can practically taste THE sweet iced tea or lemonade we love to drink from them, and they also make us think time-honored tradition or canning vegetables with our grandmothers. We use them for everything from (as I just said) drinking and canning to vases for flowers or storage containers on our vanities to hold cotton balls. One of the only problems a girl who loves mason jars experiences is where to find more do-dad’s with a mason jar themed logo on them, so I’ve compiled a list of some really fun items all mason jar lovers will enjoy! Mason Jar iPhone Cover When I saw this thing I KNEW it had to become my iPhone cover, right away! So stinkin’ cute, and there’s something so unexpected about seeing it on an iPhone. Both hipsters AND Southern girls want it, everyone who sees it can’t help but comment on it. You could also put your monogram on it, which just adds Southern flair. Everything’s Better in a Mason Jar Tea Towel This would look great in any…

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