Kara

Hi, I’m Kara!

I’m a busy mom of 4 boys and I know that raising boys isn’t for the weak! I love connecting with parents of boys and sharing parenting resources, activities, recipes and more to make raising boys just a bit easier.

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No-Sew Superhero Cape Made Out of a T-Shirt

By | May 22nd, 2019|Crafts/Activities|

I’m one of those lucky moms who gets to live with superheroes roaming my halls. I never have to feel nervous with Captain America or Superman around. If you are also a lucky mom of superheroes, this No-Sew Superhero Cape made out of a t-shirt is super simple to make. No-Sew Superhero Cape Don’t throw out your old t-shirts! Save them and turn them into a superhero cape. And the best thing about this cape? No sewing is involved! Now that is something I can handle. […]

Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder – Easy Camping Craft

By | May 21st, 2019|Crafts/Activities|

Looking for a simple summer craft for kids? This toilet paper roll bird feeder is the perfect craft to make while out enjoying the great outdoors. Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder Some of my greatest memories come from going camping with my family as a kid. Even though a lot of the memories have faded, I remember all of the ways we found to entertain ourselves with sticks, rocks and dirt. […]

Old-Fashioned Lemon Bars

By | April 30th, 2019|Food/Recipes|

When I got married, my grandma threw me a bridal shower and had every guest bring a favorite recipe for me to add to a recipe box so that I would have a few tried-and-true recipes as I started my married life.  My great-aunt Afton brought her “famous” Old-Fashioned Lemon Bars and they quickly became one of my favorite recipes. Old-Fashioned Lemon Bars […]

The Invisible Mom – What You Are Building When No One Sees

By | April 29th, 2019|Just for Mom, Monday Motivation|

Do you ever feel like an invisible mom? As though the things you do and the efforts you make as a mother go unnoticed?  Today I share my experiences as well as a beautiful message from Nicole Johnson about what you are really building when no one sees. (I originally posted this as one of my first blog posts in 2012 but wanted to re-share it with you since this story helped me through a difficult time in my life.)  The Invisible Mom Not long ago I thought I had my life pretty much figured out.  Ever had that feeling?  The feeling that you finally know exactly how you want your life to go and what you want to do with your life.  You feel content and you look at the future and begin to make plans to reach your goals.  You think that everything will fall into place and then…you blink and one second later nothing goes as planned.  Everything that at one point was so right for you suddenly becomes so wrong for you and everything you thought you wanted is suddenly NOT what you want. About 6 months ago my life did a 180°.   I pretty much had my life planned out but then I was reminded that life doesn’t always go as planned and that isn’t always a bad thing. […]

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