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!

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! […]

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 […]

25 Genius LEGO Storage Ideas

If you have kids, there is a good chance you have LEGO. And if you have LEGO, then there is a good chance that you have become frustrated with how to organize all of the pieces and store them when not in use!  And we’ve all experienced how painful it is to STEP on a LEGO that was left out! But no worries!  These 25 LEGO Storage Ideas are just what you need to take the frustration out of storing LEGO pieces. LEGO Storage Ideas I love all of these LEGO storage ideas listed below. There are so many clever ways to store LEGO pieces and Minifigures. […]

Printable Declutter Checklist for Kids Clutter

I had NO idea that such little people could accumulate so much stuff!  Every time I start decluttering my house, I get overwhelmed with my kids’ junk!  This Printable Declutter Checklist will help you to keep the kid’s clutter under control in your house. Printable Declutter Checklist The last time our family moved, was over 10 years ago and we could fit all of our belongings into a single horse trailer (a new one, just in case you were wondering about the “stuff” found in horse trailer. 😉 ) Now, that we have 3 additional kids, I can’t even imagine moving!  We have too much stuff!!  Each kid has added to our household clutter and at least once a year, I have to go through and clean and declutter my kid’s rooms and the areas of the house where they store their treasures. (Things can get a big scary!) […]

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.  […]

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

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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?  […]

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