About Kara

Hi there! Are you new to The Joys of Boys? If so, WELCOME!! I’m Kara Lewis and I'm the busy mom of 4 boys. I’m so HAPPY you stopped in. I'd love to stay connected. A great way to interact with me is via Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Google+. I’m looking forward to getting to know you!

15 Resolutions Every Mom Should Make

 It’s that time of year again.  We reflect on the year past and resolve to do things differently in the year to come.  This year, why not try some of these Resolutions That Every Mom Should Make.   15 Resolutions Every Mom Should Make For most of us it is the same thing every year.  A new year rolls around and we look at our life and try and find things that we can improve on for the next year.  We set goals and we try to find ways to reach our goals.   Did you know that statistics show that by the first week of February, 92% of New Year’s resolutions have already failed?  Maybe it is because we are focusing our attention on the wrong things.  Maybe we look in the mirror and try and focus on changing the things we can see instead of the things that are deep inside and hidden from view. We focus on “dusting” the things on the surface when really we need to deep clean. I’ve put together 15 resolutions every mom should make to help her be happy and ultimately healthy.  […]

350+ of the Best Gifts for Boys: The Ultimate Gift Guide for Boys

Let’s be honest for a second. Finding fun, unique gifts for boys can be hard! Especially as they get older. If you are looking for a gift for boys, this is the place for you! I have found over 350 of the very best gifts for boys and compiled them all in this one spot based on different ages and categories of interest. 350+ Best Gifts for Boys I know you’ve been there. You’ve searched the internet high and low for that perfect gift for your son, grandson or nephew. And yet all you seem to find is the same old things and haven’t found that one gift that catches your eye. […]

5 Meaningful Ways to Build a Rock-Solid Relationship with your Son

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20+ of the BEST Old Fashioned Dessert Recipes

I’ve never met an old fashioned dessert recipe that I didn’t love. Most were baked from scratch and were all delicious in my mind! Today we are sharing 20+ of the BEST Old Fashioned Dessert Recipes that you should definitely share with your family! Old Fashioned Dessert Recipes I consider myself as one of those lucky people who comes from a long line of very talented bakers. I have memories of visiting my grandma every Sunday where we were always greeted with some sort of delicious cake, cookie or other treat. We are never short on the sweets! […]

20+ of the Most Amazingly Fun Crafts Boys Will Love

Boys can totally enjoy crafting! Let us prove it to you with today’s selection of fun crafts boys will love. We came up with many crafting ideas featuring their favorite characters for pretend play and pure fun! They will also enjoy making flying toys with their own hands!  Fun Crafts Boys Will Love Some of the basic supplies needed for these craft projects for boys: […]

Spooky-Good Halloween Breakfast Ideas

We love Halloween!!  With Halloween already upon us, we need to start planning our Halloween breakfast this year. I don’t have a lot of holiday traditions with my kids, but I do love to make them fun food for the holidays. These spooky-good Halloween Breakfast Ideas are getting me excited to try something new with my boys this year. Halloween Breakfast Ideas Have you ever wanted to surprise your kids with a fun holiday breakfast, but didn’t know where to start? These Halloween breakfast ideas are simple, and the excitement you see on your child’s face when they get one of these placed in front of them on Halloween morning will be priceless. […]

Mummy Pizza – Easy Halloween Dinner

How fun are these Mummy pizzas?  Mummy pizzas have become a Halloween family tradition that my boys can’t live without. Mummy Pizza Welcome to October, the spookiest month of the year.  We always get to start our October off with my oldest son’s birthday.  14 years ago I became a mommy.    I cannot believe it has been that long!  My grandpa always joked about pregnant women having the “Egyptian Flu” because it would turn them into a “mummy”.  So what more perfect dinner to celebrate my becoming a “Mummy” than mummy pizza!  (I miss grandpa and his jokes. ) […]

Surprisingly Easy Halloween Games for Kids

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Spider Web Pretzels – Easy Halloween Treat

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Calm Back-to-School Jitters and Get Kids Excited for School with These Tips

Back-to-school time can be a time of a lot of excitement but also a lot of nerves! These tips to calm back-to-school jitters will help your child get excited for the first day! Calm Back-to-School Jitters With These Tips My boys always seems to have a mix of both. They will be excited to see their friends, but also have stomach aches and a hard time sleeping in the days leading up to and just following back-to-school time. Of course that is totally normal and I tell them that, but I have also found a few things that we can do to help put those nerves to rest for good. […]

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