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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!

How to Make Camping with Kids Easy and Stress-Free Using Camping Printable Checklists and Activities

Planning to go camping with kids can either bring excitement …or complete dread! Let’s face it, camping with kids is not always a walk in the park! And my four boys are always asking if we can go camping. How to Make Camping with Kids Easy and Stress-Free “Can we go camping?” Those words often come with excitement from the kids but may leave you feeling overwhelmed and hesitant because there is always SO MUCH TO DO to make a camping trip happen. […]

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. […]

How to Potty Train a Boy (From a Mom Who’s Done it FOUR Times!)

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Campfire Pizza Cone Recipe

Camping can be a blast but it has its drawbacks such as…no pizza. There are ways of getting your pizza fix while camping. Of course, you could always bring some with you but where’s the fun in that? We have the perfect campfire pizza cone recipe to fix your pizza cravings without killing the camping vibe. Campfire Pizza Cone Recipe I love trying out new recipes when we are camping or even just around the fire pit in the backyard.  These campfire pizza cones turned out so yummy. Plus, you can definitely switch up the ingredients to use your very favorite pizza toppings. If you love camping with your family, but don’t love the stress of preparing, make sure to grab our Camping Made Easy printable pack full or more recipes, games, activities, packing lists, and more! […]

LEGO Easter Basket and Egg: Easy LEGO

Can you believe that Easter is coming already??  Since we have been spending a lot of time at home, I have been trying to find things to occupy my boys so I don’t lose my mind, and easy LEGO challenges are always a hit.  I challenged my boys to make a LEGO Easter Basket and Easter Eggs and they got right to work.    LEGO Easter Basket and Easter Egg I love when my boys use their creativity and LEGO building is one of those things where you can almost see the wheels working in their minds as they create different things.  After challenging my boys to come up with LEGO Easter ideas, I love the LEGO Easter basket and Egg that my son designed.  He is super clever.  I especially love the tiny Easter eggs inside the Easter basket.  So cute! You will also love these other Easter Activities: 20 Fun Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs Dinosaur Easter Eggs Tie-Dye Easter Eggs Easter Breakfast Ideas for Kids […]

Weekly Meal Planner Printable for Busy Families

I know how frustrating it can be when it is 5pm and you realize it’s time to eat! The last thing I want to think about after a busy day is what I’m going to make for dinner! If your life has you running from place to place and always on the go, this weekly meal planner printable can really help you to keep dinnertime organized, even if the rest of your life is a bit chaotic. Weekly Meal Planner Printable for Busy Families There is nothing worse than 5 p.m. rolling around and realizing that you don’t have any plans for dinner. I’ve put together this weekly meal planner printable so that you can spend one day (I prefer Sunday afternoon) and plan out all of the meals for the week. […]

30 Day LEGO Challenge – LEGO Activity

If your children love to build with LEGO, they will love this 30 Day LEGO Challenge sheet! Just print it out and your kids will love the challenge that each day brings. 30 Day LEGO Challenge Today marks our first day of homeschooling my boys thanks to school being cancelled for the forseeable future. I never would have thought that we’d all be sitting around, not only worrying about if I have enough food and supplies to last us a few weeks, but also worrying about how to keep my 4 boys entertained while the world is practicing social distancing. […]

40 Valentines for Boys

 Valentine’s Day is on the way and if your boys are like mine, they may not like all the lovey-dovey things that come with Valentine’s Day.  I’ve searched high and low and here are 40 Valentines for Boys that my boys have approved of. Valentines for Boys This year I am working to make Valentine’s Day easier for moms of boys. My boys love Valentine’s Day but it is really challenging to find them things that are boy-approved.  I’ve searched high and low and put together 40 Valentines for Boys.  I hope you love them as much as I do! […]

Dinosaur Valentines: Free, Printable Valentines Kids Will Love

My boys are always on the lookout for the perfect Valentines to give their friends at school. Valentine’s day is a fun time for kids to give and receive Valentines and I prefer to look for unique and fun Valentines, instead of buying generic ones at the store. These Printable Dinosaur Valentines will be a hit with your child’s friends. Dinosaur Valentines V-day is coming! Are you the type of person who plans ahead, or do you run to the store last-minute and try to scramble to find a the perfect Valentines for your kids to send out at school. […]

20 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Boys

 I have four boys and while they love holidays, it can be a challenge to find them something fun that they will like for Valentine’s Day.  I’ve searched long and hard and made up a list of 20 Valentine’s Day gifts for boys that are sure to please your little men. Valentine’s Day Gifts for Boys […]

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