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!

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. […]

My Best Advice for New Mothers from a Mom of Four Boys

Motherhood is one of those jobs that you can never be fully prepared for. You can read every parenting book out there, take every prenatal class available to you, and still, when your first baby is placed in your arms, all of that knowledge goes out the window.  Everything you learn will be based on-the-job experience but today I am partnering with Luvs at Walmart to share my best advice for new mothers, based on my 15 years of raising my boys. Advice for New Mothers […]

50 Backpacks for Boys

Back to school time is coming!!  Can you believe it!  My boys are on the look out for the perfect school supplies and have helped me come up with a list of 50 Backpacks for Boys that they think are the coolest! Backpacks for Boys This list has backpacks for boys of every age and interest. We’ve included some backpack for toddler boys as well as backpacks for teens.  I can’t decide which one I like best! […]

Summer Book and Bling Giveaway

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How to Teach Kids to Read in 4 weeks

Reading opens up a completely different world to our kids. I have always taught my kids to read at home and when I heard there was a way to teach kids to read in 4 weeks, I knew I wanted to give it a try.  Today I’m sharing some tips on how to teach kids to read in just 4 weeks! How to Teach Kids to Read in 4 Weeks […]

Super Fun Gift Ideas Moms of Boys Will Absolutely Love

Give the #boymom in your life the perfect gift with one of these super fun Gift Ideas Moms of Boys will absolutely LOVE. Super-Fun Gift Ideas Moms of Boys will Absolutely LOVE […]

Social Media Safety Tips Every Parent Should Know

Today I’m  partnering with Websafety to share some social media safety tips that every parent should be aware of. Social Media Safety Tips Last night my husband and I attended an eye-opening seminar that discussed some of the dangers that social media can bring into our kid’s lives. To be honest, it made me think about never, ever letting my kids be online…ever! […]

Build a Strong Relationship With Your Son Using a Mother Son Journal

Do you ever get tired of trying to get your boys to open up and tell you about their day? Or do you wonder, like most good moms of boys I know, if they are learning the type of communication skills that they will need to be successful? Maybe you just want to build a stronger relationship with them. A Mother Son journal is just what you need! Mother Son Journal: Build a Strong Relationship with Your Son […]

How to Make Star Wars Marshmallow Pops

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How to Make Camping with Kids Easy and Stress-Free Using Camping Printable Checklists and Activities

Planning to go camping with kids can either bring excitement …or complete dread! Let’s face it, camping with kids is not always a walk in the park! And my four boys are always asking if we can go camping. How to Make Camping with Kids Easy and Stress-Free “Can we go camping?” Those words often come with excitement from the kids but may leave you feeling overwhelmed and hesitant because there is always SO MUCH TO DO to make a camping trip happen. […]

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