Christmas

Harry Potter Snowflakes

December 21st, 2016|

If you've followed The Joys of Boys for a while you know that we love finding and sharing [...]

Gingerbread Oreo Cookie People

December 15th, 2016|

The holidays are the perfect time to create some really fun and festive food.  These Gingerbread Oreo Cookie People turned out so cute!  They are perfect for school class parties, or just as a special treat for your kids or neighbors. Gingerbread Oreo Cookies You know, holiday baking really is my favorite. Some people think I’m crazy, but the more treats and yummy food we can have, the better!  For as long as I can remember I’ve been in the kitchen helping with some treat and I love that I can now get my boys excited to bake as well. It’s my goal to raise boys who know how to DO things!  Like cook! […]

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Valentines Day

18 Valentine’s Day Breakfast Ideas for Kids

February 10th, 2017|

There are so many simple ways that we can make our kids feel special on the holidays. These Valentine’s Day breakfast ideas for kids would be a huge hit! Valentine’s Day Breakfast Ideas for Kids […]

R2D2 Valentine Box

February 2nd, 2017|

We have fun coming up with different Valentine boxes for my boys each year and this R2D2 Valentine box is one of my favorites so far! R2D2 Valentine Box My boys are still on a Star Wars kick so I knew that a R2D2 Valentine box would go over very well!  Plus, my 7-year-old can’t wait to use this as an R2D2 garbage can in his room when Valentine’s Day is over. […]

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Easter

Easter Basket Ideas for Teen Boys

March 10th, 2017|

You’re never too old for an Easter basket!  We have made the perfect list of Easter basket ideas for teen boys to help you fill those baskets in no time at all…. with stuff teen boys will surely love! With this list, the Easter bunny is sure to be pleased with all of the wonderful finds we discovered. If you need ideas for younger boys, take a look at our post, Easter Basket Ideas for Boys for even more goodies. Easter Basket Ideas for Teen Boys Let’s get going with those teen boy Easter baskets! […]

Easter Basket Ideas for Boys

March 1st, 2017|

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. 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! […]

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Halloween

Spooky-Good Halloween Breakfast Ideas

October 25th, 2016|

We love Halloween!!  With Halloween already upon us, we need to start planning our Halloween breakfast this year. I don’t have a lot of holiday traditions with my kids, but I do love to make them fun food for the holidays. These spooky-good Halloween Breakfast Ideas are getting me excited to try something new with my boys this year. Halloween Breakfast Ideas Have you ever wanted to surprise your kids with a fun holiday breakfast, but didn’t know where to start? These Halloween breakfast ideas are simple, and the excitement you see on your child’s face when they get one of these placed in front of them on Halloween morning will be priceless. […]

Mummy Pizza – Easy Halloween Dinner

October 18th, 2016|

How fun are these Mummy pizzas?  Mummy pizzas have become a Halloween family tradition that my boys can’t live without. Mummy Pizza Welcome to October, the spookiest month of the year.  We always get to start our October off with my oldest son’s birthday.  Exactly 12 years ago I became a mommy.    I cannot believe it has been that long!  My grandpa always joked about pregnant women having the “Egyptian Flu” because it would turn them into a “mummy”.  So what more perfect dinner to celebrate my becoming a “Mummy” than mummy pizza!  (I miss grandpa and his jokes. ) […]

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Thanksgiving

Acorn Donuts

November 14th, 2016|

We love making yummy treats for Thanksgiving and these Acorn Donuts were super easy to make and fun to eat! Acorn Donuts We love getting together with family over the holidays.  We love the enjoying each other’s company as well as letting the cousins run around and have fun.  I’m always looking for fun things to do with the kids and our kids had a blast making these Acorn Donuts! […]

Gratitude Pumpkins

November 7th, 2016|

I love that Thanksgiving is a holiday that doesn’t require gifts and extra things.  It is simply a time to reflect on and be grateful for the things that we have.  These Gratitude Pumpkins are a great craft to help kids remember to be thankful for the things that they have. Gratitude Pumpkins I’ll admit that Christmastime is my favorite time of the year.  I love the music, the smells, the treats and the general feeling that comes with the season. As much as I love Christmas,  I also love that we have a holiday that is solely based on giving gratitude for the many blessings that we have and I want my children to take the time to recognize that they have so much to be thankful for before they start making lists of toys and treats that they hope to see on Christmas morning. […]

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Saint Patrick’s Day

Fill Your Pot of Gold St Patrick’s Day Activity

February 25th, 2016|

I love crafts that are not only fun, but educational.  This Fill Your Pot of Gold activity  is something fun that the kids can make AND play! Kid will learn about counting money as they fill their pot of gold. Fill Your Pot O’ Gold –  St Patrick’s Day Activity The holidays are a fun time for holiday-specific crafts and activities.  This St Patrick’s Day activity helps kids learn how to count change as they fill up their pot o’ gold. […]

Easy St Patrick’s Day Breakfast – 4-Leaf Clover Pancakes

March 17th, 2015|

It’s St Patrick’s Day!  Did you wear green?  We love making holiday breakfasts and this Easy St Patrick’s Day Breakfast was so fun for my boys.  Who do you know who would love lucky 4-Leaf Clover Pancakes? Easy St Patrick’s Day Breakfast – 4-Leaf clover Pancakes I love how much excitement my boys have over every little holiday. I was never really into celebrating St Patrick’s Day until I had kids.  I especially love listening to my son tell me all about the leprechaun that is going to come to school and bring treats.  (I hope it shows up!).  He asked me every single day if it is the day where he is supposed to wear green.  Last year we made these fun Leprechaun Pancakes for St Patrick’s Day and this year we went even easier by making this easy St Patrick’s Day breakfast of 4-leaf clover pancakes! […]

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Fourth of July

4TH OF JULY WAFFLES

July 3rd, 2017|

This post may contain affiliate links. These 4th of July Waffles were a hit! These were or [...]

Patriotic Crafts for Kids

June 25th, 2016|

These Patriotic Crafts for Kids are so much fun!  Can you believe that the 4th of July is this week?!?!  Where has the summer gone?  This fun roundup of Patriotic Crafts, will keep your kids busy all week. Patriotic Crafts for Kids My boys love the 4th of July.  In fact, every year one of them mentions that it is their favorite holiday.  Since the 4th of July is somewhat mid-summer, it gives us the perfect opportunity to do some fun themed crafts and activities.  I’ve put together some fun patriotic crafts for kids, including our Toothpaste Box Firecrackers, that your kids will love.  Just click through on the links below to take you to the instructions for each post. Patriotic Crafts for Kids […]

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