Be the Solution

Just when I think things to with this post-presidential-election-madness can’t possibly get any worse, I see an article in Newsweek (among other online publications) reporting that people who are anti-Trump are donating to Planned Parenthood in Vice President-Elect Mike Pence’s name as a form of protest against his outspoken Pro-Life stance. It’s obvious that the individuals promoting, donating in Pence’s name, are not focusing on the other women’s health services available at PP clinics; their attempts to be ironic focuses on the abortion end of the business. In fact PP receives no government funding for its abortion service, so their donations are likely going straight to that portion of the ledger. I feel this campaign is a form of harassment, because they are making a mockery of him publicly for his religious beliefs. Yes, he is an elected official, and this makes him susceptible to public scrutiny, but it shouldn’t automatically make him (or any official) a punching bag for their values. Will his beliefs shape his decision-making as an official? Absolutely, but he was elected with the majority of the American public voting for his election ticket. On a personal level, as a pro-life woman this deeply offends and…

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Learning to Not Need to be Needed

The other morning my youngest did something that completely shocked me. Yes I know that by now NOTHING these people do should truly shock me, but she succeeded. I woke her up, telling her it was time to get ready for school, and the first thing out of her mouth was “I don’t want you to go on my field trip today.”. Yes, you read that right… the 4-year-old bluntly uninvited me to go to her K-4 class’ Ag in the Classroom field trip to a garden and lunch at a farmer’s market. Stunned, I tried to play it off by smiling and saying “Oh! So you want to ride with a friend to the garden?” and she said “Yes ma’am.” I then asked if she wanted me to meet her at the garden, and I was rejected yet again. Y’all, I have never EVER had one of my kids NOT want me to accompany them on a field trip, especially at the age of 4. In fact, I’ve actually had the older kids FIGHT over who I would go with when both of their grades were going on the same field trip, so getting shut down this morning was…

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Back to the Basics of Herd Management…..

I’m getting back to the basics of why I started Herd Management. Although I love the work I’ve been doing, and I’d still LOVE to work with brands that are a great fit, the focus of my blog no longer represents my original intentions for its content. I used to feel an emotional, personal connection to Herd Management, and losing it has never been my intent. You’ve probably noticed that I’ve just about fallen off the social media/writing grid since August, and there’s a very good reason for that! In addition to all four of the kids going back to school, all-day long, I have gone back to school in pursuit of a Nursing degree at Troy University’s Montgomery campus… with full-time school hours. Nursing is something I’ve always wanted to do, but part of me never believed I was capable of it for a long time. I worried that my science/math abilities weren’t strong enough for me to succeed, and maybe they weren’t when I was fresh out of high school. Being a very hands-on, active mom for a decade has taught me things that will prepare me to be a better nurse, and it’s really cool to see…

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