About Us

Welcome to The Joys of Boys! I’m Kara, mom of 4 boys, which also makes me a nurse, referee, taxi driver,teacher, party planner, story teller, barber, dietitian, baker, ATM, maid, personal shopper, jungle gym, coach, puppeteer, motivator and negotiator. Basically I’m exhausted but I wouldn’t change it for the world! I live on our famiy farm in Utah with my family. Life is always an adventure!


About Kara

When I get a moment to myself (ha, ha, that’s a good one) I like to sing, play the piano and guitar and relax with a good book. Having four boys has made me realize that life doesn’t always go as planned, children don’t always act the way we would hope and houses definitely do not stay put together for very long. But, I’ve learned over the years that spontaneity can be fun, children’s mood swings can lead to patient mommies (I have learned that one the hard way) and messy houses can be a sign of memories in the making (at least that’s what I keep telling myself).

The Joys of Boys

I’ve been where you are! I understand the overwhelm and sleepless nights spent worrying about your son’s future. I know the feelings of loneliness you feel when you worry that you are failing him.  I have seen the real and very scary situations that our sons are facing in society every single day. Addiction, low self esteem, lack of motivation, suicide and confusion about their role in society.

I started The Joys of Boys as a way to connect moms of boys with the resources and support they can use to raise their sons into the men they know they can become.  I share strategies to help give your son purpose and motivation, teach him hard work and responsibility and help him learn how to build healthy relationships as he grows from boy to man. Start HERE!

What Moms of Boys Know
25 Ways to Get Out of a Mommy Rut
Yes, I’m Raising Boys, and No, I’m Not Sorry
Party Ideas
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Cake
Barnyard Birthday Bash
Angry Birds Birthday Party
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pancakes
Angry Birds Waffles
Football Pancakes