2017 Statistics identify that the number of children abducted or that go missing every day in the United States is 2,160. That is enough kids to fill an entire large population size school that do not return home every day.
The National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrown Away Children (NISMART) has found that 41% of abductions occur during the summer months of June, July and August. 74% of non-family child abduction victims are girls and 80% of child abductions by a stranger occur within a quarter mile of the child’s home.
Anthony and I try to get away just the two of us at least once a year — usually to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, or somewhere else nearby. This year, in honor of our 5th wedding anniversary and my 50th birthday, we are going to Paris over spring break…and I’m completely giddy with anticipation.
I found us incredibly inexpensive flights on WOW Air, an airline out of Iceland. I’ve also rented us an adorable studio apartment on AirBnB in the Montmartre neighborhood of Paris. Since Anthony and I have both seen all the major touristy spots in Paris, I decided that we’ll stay “local” and experience a true Parisian neighborhood. We haven’t been to Montmartre — and from what I’ve read, it’s quintessential Paris.
Stay tuned to my Instagram mid-March. I’m sure I’ll bombard you with photos pastries and coffee shops.
**This post is sponsored byZeroWater. They sent me a free ZeroWater for review purposes.
I consider myself a heathy person. I take vitamins daily, eat a balanced diet of whole foods, or try to cook from scratch for my family when possible. However, I might be overlooking the biggest factor to our health: the water we drink. Continue reading “Clean Water is Important”
The incidence of children with obesity in the United States has more than tripled since the 1970s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Currently about one in five school-aged children (ages 6-19) are obese. In addition, “about one-third of American youth are overweight, a problem closely related to the increase in kids with type 2 diabetes, some as young as 10 years old,” the CDC reports. And the longer children are obese or overweight, the more likely they are to remain so as adults.
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* This post is sponsored by Tyson Foods #JimmyDeanSausage, but all opinions stated here are my own.
Friends, if you’ve followed me for long, you know that I love to meal prep on the weekends. With a family of six going in six different directions every weekday, it’s important to be prepared if we’re going to eat real food at home…together-ish.
I’ve been on a slow cooker freezer meal kick for dinners for the past month or so and have discovered so many wonderful, new slow cooker recipes. I shop, chop and bag on the weekends, then just throw in the slow cooker before I leave in the morning and BOOM — dinner is ready when we all get home in the evening. The hardest part is just remembering to thaw a freezer meal in advance.
Meal Prepping Breakfast
This past weekend, I decided to add breakfast to my meal prep plan. Since Madison and I both watch our carbs, the first recipe I made was Mini Cajun Frittatas. They were super easy using Jimmy Dean® Fully Cooked Pork Sausage Patties that I found at Walmart. These heat and serve sausage patties can be found in the refrigerator section (near the bacon and sausage) and are made with premium ingredients – a filling and savory, keto-friendly, protein-packed solution to breakfast. (Plus I found a coupon on Ibotta!)
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