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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!

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. […]

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. […]

Valentine Boxes For Boys: Easy, Creative and Fun to Make

We love getting crafty on Valentine’s day and my boys are getting pretty good at designing their own Valentine boxes for school.  Here are some of our favorite Valentine Boxes for boys. Valentine Boxes for Boys Every year my boys design a fun Valentine box that is taken to school empty and that returns full of Valentines from their friends. I was told recently that this doesn’t happen anywhere but in the US, and even then a lot of schools don’t allow it.  Boo! If your kids are allowed to make Valentine boxes, these are my favorite Valentine boxes for boys that we have made.  My boys have a lot of fun designing their Valentine boxes and I’m glad that I can provide a little bit of enjoyment and a lot of memory making with my boys while they are little. Here are a few of the Valentine boxes my boys have made: […]

Make a Rocket Valentine Box and Have a BLAST This Valentine’s Day

Are your kids required to bring a Valentine Box to school to collect Valentines in? We have had a lot of fun over the years making different Valentine boxes, but I know it can be hard to come up with ideas that boys won’t be embarrassed about, but we have made several “boy-approved” Valentines over the years and this Rocket Valentine Box is perfect for the boy in your life. Rocket Valentine Box I love being able to re-use items we have sitting around the house and there is a good chance you have most of the material you need to make this rocket Valentine box in your craft room or kitchen. […]

25 Football Foods for Watching the Big Game

Football season is upon us and these Football Foods are perfect for watching the big game. 25 Football Foods Perfect for Game Day […]

3 Simple Ways To Build Your Son’s Confidence

We all want to raise confident children, but there are times in everyone’s life where self doubt and insecurities creep in. Here’s a list of 3 simple things you can do to help build your son’s confidence. 3 Ways to Build Your Son’s Confidence It can be so heartbreaking to watch your son deal with low confidence or self-worth. ? More than anything, as parents we just want our kids to be happy. […]

Printable Valentines for Boys

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, save yourself a trip to the store (and some $$) and check out these 25 Printable Valentines for Boys. 25 Printable Valentines for Boys If your boys are like mine, they aren’t really into the cutesy, lovey side of Valentine’s Day.  That is why I went searching for some valentines that my boys would love to pass out. I searched high and low and love this list of printable Valentines for boys!  I hope your kids love it too! […]

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