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I love the work I’ve been doing, and I’d still LOVE to work with brands that are a great fit, the focus of my blog no longer represents my original intentions for its content.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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Lessons From Steel Magnolias For My Southern Daughter

Being born into the sisterhood of Southern women bestows blessings on a baby girl that she will enjoy for her lifetime. After watching Steel Magnolias for the millionth time I was reminded of several things that an outsider could learn about Southern womanhood from watching this fantastic film and the things I want my daughters to know about the amazing and unique culture to which they belong. These are characteristics that they’ll learn to appreciate about other Southern women and over time (hopefully) exhibit themselves if we raise them right. Little girls, take note: 1) We Feed People and Do It Well- No matter the occasion people need to eat, and in feeding them we nourish their souls as well as their bodies. Wherever there’s a funeral, you’ll find Southern women bringing in platters and casseroles to feed the masses, and if someone’s having surgery or is dealing with sickness, Southern women not only seek to take care of an ailing person but those surrounding her as well. Ouiser and Clairee’ grocery shop for Drum Eatenton (when Shelby and M’Lynn were undergoing the kidney removal and transplant) as a “gesture” and argue over how many cans of baked beans he…

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iPhone Apps for Road Travel You Need Now

Having an iPhone allows you to manage most of your life from the palm of your hand, and it can also guide you wherever you may go. If you haven’t researched the best iPhone apps for road travel let me help you out with some suggestions! Several things are important to know for any journey you might take in your car: where to eat, where to find a clean restroom, cool places to see along the way, and how to get where you’re trying to go, as cheaply as possible. This collection of iPhone apps will give you the tools to meet all of those needs, and more! Check them out, and let me know on the Herd Management Facebook page what you think, or if you have any other great app suggestions. Looking for fun items to take along with you on the road? Sure you are… you need these cute finds and didn’t even know it. Follow my Travel Board on Pinterest for even more fantastic posts and pins about seeing the world and saving money while you do it!

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