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!

Star Wars Snowflakes

Every year our family loves to make snowflakes together. We are always on the look out for some snowflakes that are better than the average snowflakes we would normally make.  These Star Wars snowflakes are seriously the best thing ever! Star Wars Snowflakes My boys love Star Wars Crafts and Star Wars inspired recipes, so we were excited to find these creations by Anthony Herrera.  What was supposed to be about 10-20 minutes of making paper snowflakes turned into an hour or more of Star Wars snowflakes.  I finally had to  call it a night on this project because we could have gone all night and someone has to enforce bed time around here.  I know, I hate to always be the bad guy that ruins all the fun. […]

Printable Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt

Looking at Christmas [...]

Stocking Stuffers for Toddler Boys

Help Santa choose the perfect gifts with these stocking stuffers for toddler boys. Toddlers are the perfect age to dig into a fully stuffed stocking. Filing your toddler boy’s stocking with some fun and exciting toys will create a magical experience that is full of laughter and joy. Isn’t that what Christmas is all about? There are crayons, bath toys, and even some yummy snacks to devour. Let’s get to the list! Stocking Stuffers for Toddler Boys […]

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

I can’t even begin to count how many times people have asked me how to potty train a boy. When I tell them how easy it was to potty train my boys, they want to know all of my “secrets.” How to Potty Train a Boy  I’ve potty trained 4 boys, so I must be an expert right?  […]

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 […]

Easy Snowman Cookies

Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite parts about Christmas: Cookies! And, not just any cookies, but easy Snowman Cookies. I can’t imagine having Christmas without making sugar cookies and these easy Snowman Cookies were adorable and delicious!  Easy Snowman Cookies For as long as I remember, making sugar cookies has been a Christmas tradition in my family.  My grandma makes the best Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies and it is the only type of sugar cookie that I like.  It is so easy to take a regular sugar cookie and make it into something fun for your kids.  My boys had a lot of fun helping me decorate these Snowman Cookies. […]

Ultimate List of Stocking Stuffers for Boys

I found some fun stocking stuffers for boys that you have to see. Stuffing those stockings should be easy this year, thanks to this list. All of these stocking stuffer ideas should put a smile on every boy’s face. There’s a Moon Torch, Balloon Helicopter, and so much more. It’s time to stuff stockings… let’s get to it. Stocking Stuffers for Boys […]

Turkey Pancakes – Easy Thanksgiving Breakfast

I know you are planning out your Thanksgiving Dinner, but what about Thanksgiving breakfast?  These Turkey Pancakes are a fun and healthy Thanksgiving breakfast that your kids will love. Turkey Pancakes Can you believe that Thanksgiving time is here?  Our turkey has been bought and plans are being made for a yummy Thanksgiving dinner but I couldn’t let the holiday pass without sharing a fun Thanksgiving breakfast.  Turkey Pancakes are a fun and creative way to get kids to eat their fruit!  You can make them for your kids or let them get creative in how they want to do the feathers.  Have fun playing with your food! […]

Crafts and Activities that Teach Gratitude

I know that this time of year kids start getting their Santa lists together and start thinking about the things they want, so I love that these Activities and Crafts that Teach Gratitude actually focus on being grateful for the things that we already have. Activities and Crafts that Teach Gratitude ‘Tis the Season where children everywhere start writing down lists and lists of things that they are hoping to find under the Christmas tree on Christmas morning.  But I think it is very fitting that before the gift exchanges come, we have a holiday reminding us to be thankful for the things that we already have.  I love these activities and crafts that teach gratitude. […]

Spider Web Pretzels – Easy Halloween Treat

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