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Welcome to The Joys of Boys!  I’m Kara,  a Las Vegas area mom of 4 boys, which also makes me a nurse, referee, taxi driver,teacher, party planner, story teller, barber, dietician, baker, ATM, maid, personal shopper, jungle gym, coach, puppeteer, motivator and negotiator.  Oh, and don’t forget bummy wiper which is a job I will gladly give to anyone who wants it.  Any takers?

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).

I started this blog as a way to share ideas designed just for my boys.  I share stories of my crazy life in a house full of boys as well as crafts, activities, fun food, party ideas, science projects, travel tips, our favorite products and more  And I throw in a bit of inspiration for moms because, let’s face it, raising busy, noisy, energetic boys can be a bit overwhelming.

Read my story about how The Joys of Boys came to be: The Joys of Boys. 

And, let me show you around a bit.

If you are a mom of boys looking for some Motivation, you might like these:

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

15 Resolutions Every Mom Should Make


Looking for Party Ideas?  We have a lot of fun birthday party ideas including:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Cake

Barnyard Birthday Bash

Angry Birds Birthday Party


And my favorite part of The Joys of Boys is our fun food creations.  You and your boys will love:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pancakes

Angry Birds Waffles

Football Pancakes

Plus check out Crafts/Activities ,  SCIENCE! and Travel.


If you are a parent to boys I would absolutely love to connect.  You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Google + , Instagram and Pinterest.  Or sign up for our weekly updates.

Also, if you are a mom of boy(s) join us in our Facebook group Moms of Boys.  Or if you are a mom of boy(s) who is also working to grow a blog, come on over to the group Mom Bloggers of Boys.   You don’t have to have ALL boys like I do to join the groups.   Hope to see you there!