Kara

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I’m a busy mom of 4 boys and I know that raising boys isn’t for the weak! I love connecting with parents of boys and sharing parenting resources, activities, recipes and more to make raising boys just a bit easier.

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Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder – Easy Camping Craft

By | May 21st, 2019|Crafts/Activities|

Looking for a simple summer craft for kids? This toilet paper roll bird feeder is the perfect craft to make while out enjoying the great outdoors. Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder Some of my greatest memories come from going camping with my family as a kid. Even though a lot of the memories have faded, I remember all of the ways we found to entertain ourselves with sticks, rocks and dirt. […]

Old-Fashioned Lemon Bars

By | April 30th, 2019|Food/Recipes|

When I got married, my grandma threw me a bridal shower and had every guest bring a favorite recipe for me to add to a recipe box so that I would have a few tried-and-true recipes as I started my married life.  My great-aunt Afton brought her “famous” Old-Fashioned Lemon Bars and they quickly became one of my favorite recipes. Old-Fashioned Lemon Bars […]

The Invisible Mom – What You Are Building When No One Sees

By | April 29th, 2019|Just for Mom, Monday Motivation|

Do you ever feel like an invisible mom? As though the things you do and the efforts you make as a mother go unnoticed?  Today I share my experiences as well as a beautiful message from Nicole Johnson about what you are really building when no one sees. (I originally posted this as one of my first blog posts in 2012 but wanted to re-share it with you since this story helped me through a difficult time in my life.)  The Invisible Mom Not long ago I thought I had my life pretty much figured out.  Ever had that feeling?  The feeling that you finally know exactly how you want your life to go and what you want to do with your life.  You feel content and you look at the future and begin to make plans to reach your goals.  You think that everything will fall into place and then…you blink and one second later nothing goes as planned.  Everything that at one point was so right for you suddenly becomes so wrong for you and everything you thought you wanted is suddenly NOT what you want. About 6 months ago my life did a 180°.   I pretty much had my life planned out but then I was reminded that life doesn’t always go as planned and that isn’t always a bad thing. […]

20 Fun Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

By | April 12th, 2019|Easter, Holidays|

Holidays are big around here and with Spring comes Easter and with Easter comes Easter Eggs.  Today I am sharing 20+ Fun Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs. Fun Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs My boys love decorating Easter Eggs each year and we love looking for new fun ways to decorate Easter eggs.   I have searched high and low and have found some really fun and unique ideas that I can’t wait to try out this year. […]

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