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!

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 […]

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! […]

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