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!

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. […]

15 Things I Want My Son To Know Before Starting Middle School

The day finally came and I wasn’t ready.  My oldest “graduated” from 5th Grade and will be moved on to Middle School.  Middle school!  Those awkward, confusing, trying-to-find-out-who-I-am years of Middle School.  I remember those years too vividly and it was not all good.  So as my son started this new chapter in his life and I learned to navigate my new role as a middle-school mom, here are 15 Things I Wanted My Son To Know Before Starting Middle School.  1. Don’t Be Afraid to Fail […]

Back to School Breakfast: Easy Pencil Waffles

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! If your kids are heading back to school soon, make this fun Back to School Breakfast to celebrate.   Back to School Breakfast: Easy Pencil Waffles I love making fun and creative meals for my boys and back to school time is the perfect time to get creative with our food.  We’ve made this ABC Breakfast in the past and my boys had fun creating words with their pancakes.  We also love to make these fun Pencil Waffles for our Back to School breakfast.  […]

Eye-Spy Nature Scavenger Hunt

This Eye-Spy Nature Scavenger Hunt will add some excitement to your next family hike or camping trip. Nature Scavenger Hunt In my opinion, there are few things better than being high up in the mountains surrounded by nature and the beauties of the earth.  Since we live in Utah, we try to take advantage of the mountains as much as we can. A few years ago we traded the heat, dirt and tumbleweeds of NV for cool summer evenings, pine trees and quaking aspen.  So it is no surprise that they want to go hiking in the mountains as often as we can.  I put together a fun Eye-Spy Nature Scavenger Hunt for them to add some excitement to our hikes and camping trips. […]

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