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!

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Boys

Here it is! The ultimate gift guide for boys! With over 100 ideas, shopping for the boys on your list will be the easiest yet. After scouring all of the fantastic choices, these are my favorites. They include a little bit of everything for all age ranges. You’ll find programmable robots, LEGO sets, sports equipment, board games, and so much more. Ultimate Gift Guide for Boys […]

My Radio Flyer Adventure Book

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Radio Flyer. The opinions and text are all mine. When my oldest son turned one, my grandma gave him a Radio Flyer wagon. Since that time, that wagon has carried all four of my boys on countless adventures and created some of their best memories. It makes me smile to think about the fun times I had pulling my boys up and down the road or around and around our house while they begged for more! For the past 100 years, Radio Flyer has been committed to to inspiring imagination and adventure. In celebration of Radio Flyer’s 100th anniversary, they collaborated with I See Me to launch My Radio Flyer Adventure, a fully customizable children’s book. My Radio Flyer Adventure I was so excited to create My Radio Flyer Adventure for my youngest son. I was able to customize his book with his name, hair color, skin tone and choose his Radio Flyer product for him to ride in the book.  Of course I chose the red wagon. You can also add a dedication to the beginning of the book. […]

Christmas Advent Calendars Kids Will Absolutely Adore

I have so many fond memories of counting down the days until Christmas as a child. This is a great list of Christmas advent calendars kids will love! Each will build so much anticipation until the big day! Christmas Advent Calendars Kids Will Love Help add to your child’s Christmas memories by starting a new tradition with an advent calendar. All you need to do is pick one (or two!) of your favorites and start your tradition on December 1st. Pick a time of day when everyone in the family is home so they can all get in on the excitement. […]

17 Turkey Treats Kids will Gobble Up

It’s my favorite time of the year!  Thanksgiving week is here in the US which means we get to gather our family and friends around us, eat yummy food and express gratitude for all of the wonderful things we have to be grateful for.  Not only do we get to eat some of my favorite dishes, but we get to create fun memories with our families. And the kitchen is my favorite place to make memories, while making yummy treats with my boys. Make these Turkey Treats kids and adults will gobble up. They will be the hit of your Thanksgiving dinner and your kids will have a great time creating memories of their own while they make them. 17 Turkey Treats Kids Will Gobble Up    […]

17 Fun and Easy Turkey Crafts Kids Love

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Family, fun, food….stress? As much as we might love it, there always seems to be a bit of stress involved. Will the turkey be done on time? Will the mashed potatos be lumpy? Will there be enough food?  With all of those things on your plate, you shouldn’t have to worry about how to keep the kids entertained and out of your hair while dinner is cooking. Here are some fun and easy turkey crafts kids will love that will keep them entertained so you can finish basting, mashing and mixing. Easy Turkey Crafts Kids Love […]

The Ultimate List of Mother and Son Date Ideas

They say “don’t blink”. I don’t know who “they” are, but I’m starting to understand what they are saying. Each day I blink and then my baby starts kindergarten. Or I blink and my oldest is taller than I am. Next time I blink he might be heading out on his first date. And I’ll be stuck at home longing for the days when he was my special date and we went on adventures together. Since we can’t stop time, we can make the most of the time we have. These Mother and Son Date Ideas are the perfect and easy way for moms to build an unbreakable bond with their son.   Mother and Son Date Ideas One thing that I have noticed in raising my 4 boys is that they crave, CRAVE one-on-one attention.  They want to have time with just mom or dad and not the entire family. A Mother and Son date night doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. We have a large family (by today’s standards) and it can be hard to have time for each of my boys individually but these Mother and Son Date Ideas will get your brainstorming process started. Mom and Son Date Ideas […]

Printable Thanksgiving Games: Thanksgiving Charades

Printable Thanksgiving games are the most wonderful way to keep kids entertained and for you to keep your sanity while Thanksgiving dinner cooks. And Thanksgiving Charades is fun for the entire family. Printable Thanksgiving Games: Thanksgiving Charades Picture this for a minute. You are in charge of Thanksgiving dinner. Your extended family is on the way to your house and you are elbow high in mashed potatoes while the gravy is bubbling over on the stove. Then of course the kids run through the kitchen and start complaining about being hungry or bored.  […]

5 Tips for Keeping Marriage Fun After Having Kids

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See Why Kids Love Antsy Pants Build and Play Vehicle Kits

This post is sponsored by Antsy Pants. All opinions are my own.  If you have a child, then Antsy Pants Build and Play vehicle kits are a must for your playroom! Antsy Pants Build and Play Vehicle Kits […]

Ghost Treat Bags for Halloween Goodies

These ghost treat bags are a fun and inexpensive goodie bag to have at your next Halloween party. And a simple Halloween craft kids will love to make. Ghost Treat Bags If you are like I am, you probably stress out way too much for the holidays! I try to make things magical for my chidren and that often leaves me overwhelmed and exhausted. I’m always looking for ways to simplify while still adding fun to the holidays. This Ghost Treat Bag is SO simple to make! […]

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