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!

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

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

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

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

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. […]

20 Fun Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

Holidays are big around here and with Spring comes Easter and with Easter comes Easter Eggs.  Today I am sharing 20+ Fun Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs. Fun Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs My boys love decorating Easter Eggs each year and we love looking for new fun ways to decorate Easter eggs.   I have searched high and low and have found some really fun and unique ideas that I can’t wait to try out this year. […]

Easter Basket Ideas for Teen Boys

You’re never too old for an Easter basket!  We have made the perfect list of Easter basket ideas for teen boys to help you fill those baskets in no time at all…. with stuff teen boys will surely love! With this list, the Easter bunny is sure to be pleased with all of the wonderful finds we discovered. If you need ideas for younger boys, take a look at our post, Easter Basket Ideas for Boys for even more goodies. Easter Basket Ideas for Teen Boys Let’s get going with those teen boy Easter baskets! […]

The Ultimate List of Easter Basket Ideas for Boys

I have always enjoyed stuffing Easter baskets full of goodies for my boys. To help you get those Easter baskets full this year, I have put together a list of Easter basket ideas for boys. From LED Bike Wheel Lights to Bath Bombs for Boys, you will find the perfect assortment of goodies for your boys. If you have a teen in your life, you should also check out this list of Easter basket ideas for teens. Easter Basket Ideas for Boys Hippity hoppity…. here comes the Easter bunny! I’ve done the work of finding the perfect Easter basket ideas for boys so you don’t have to stress. So, let’s get busy! […]

Free Printable Road Trip Games

Road trip season is coming and my family is planning to travel a lot!  We have made several trips across the country and back with our kids.  Are we crazy??  I think we might be.  In preparation for each trip, I have search for free printable road trip games that will help to keep my kiddos entertained for the long haul across the country. Free Printable Road Trip Games Traveling with 4 boys is hard!  Even a trip to the store can leave me at my wits ends.  So when my husband brought up the ideas of a cross-country road trip in an RV a few years back, I thought he may have lost it.  Could the 6 of us we really survive two weeks in an RV?  But, I was determined to be prepared with travel games and activities to keep my kids entertained. These free printable road trip games are so fun!  I even found myself playing along with my kids! […]

25 Superhero Crafts for Kids

I’m one of those lucky people who lives in a house of superheroes!  I can find Iron Man, Superman, Spider-Man or a mix of them, roaming my halls at any given moment.  If you have superheroes living in your house, I’m pretty sure they will love these Superhero crafts for kids.   I can’t decide which one is my favorite! Superhero Crafts for Kids As I mentioned, we love superheroes!  I’ve already shared 25 Superhero Food Ideas that don’t require super powers to make (with the exception of the amazing cakes! Those might take super powers.)  Combine the recipes with these fun superhero crafts and your kids will be in heaven.  These are perfect for a Superhero birthday party or just for fun.  Which one is your favorite? […]

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. […]

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