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Hi, I’m Kara!

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Printable Lunch Box Notes Kids Will Love

By | February 20th, 2018|Parenting|

Who says you can only show love to your kids or family at Valentine’s Day? Let your kids know how cool you think they are all year round with these printable lunch box notes kids will love!
Lunch Box Notes Kids will love.

Printable Lunch Box Notes Kids Will Love

Last night I walked in on a scene that I haven’t seen in awhile. All of my boys had dumped out their huge set of LEGOs and were building together and not fighting. I was wondering if I was at the right house! 

It is moments like these that bring reality to the front of my mind and make me realize just how old they are getting and that in just a few very short years, they will start leaving my house and will be off into the big scary world without me.

Have I done enough? Do they know how much I adore them, even on the days when nobody seems to get along and my temper is short? What else can I do to build a strong relationship with my sons? 

As my boys have gotten older, I have had to be a little more sneaky at how I show them that I love them. I’m not nearly as “cool” as I used to be and they can’t climb in my lap for a story or a lullaby at night.

But I’ve been trying really hard to find little ways to be more intentional with the things I say and do with my boys.

These lunch box notes kids will love are a perfect way to let your kids know you are thinking about them while they are at school. Simple things like leaving a note in their lunch box can mean a lot to them, (even if they would never admit it.)

Printable Lunch Box Notes Kids Will Love

How to Use Printable Lunch Box Cards

  1. Purchase Printable Lunch Box Cards from The Joys of Boys store. (Download will be delivered immediately)
  2. Download, print out and cut the sheet of lunch box cards
  3. Choose the card that fits your child’s personality
  4. Add the card to your child’s lunch box, put them under their pillow or stick one to the mirror in their room. (They are not JUST for lunches. )

Your child will know that you are thinking about them and it just takes a few seconds out of your day .

Lunch box notes kids will love

10 Ways to Bond With Your Son

By | February 20th, 2018|Parenting|

Building a strong relationship with our children is so important.  Here are 10 ways to bond with your son that will help you stay close as he gets older. 10 Ways to Bond With Your Son It has been over 14 years since I became a mom of boys. When I only had one or maybe two boys, spending time bonding with them individually wasn’t that difficult.  But now that we have added two more to the family, I really have to make a conscious effort to nurture my relationship with each of my boys in a way that is individualized to them because they are each so different.  Here are 10 ways to bond with your son as well as ways that moms in my Moms of Boys community are finding to bond with their sons.  […]

One Simple Way to Avoid Meltdowns at the Grocery Store

By | February 8th, 2018|Parenting|

This post is sponsored by Walmart. All opinions are my own. We’ve all been there. We think we’ve got this parenting thing all under control and for a brief moment we have a lapse of judgement and think it will be “fun” to take the littles to the store. Or at least we think it won’t be THAT bad. When my boys were little, trips to Walmart or the grocery store literally did me in. There was the time when I had all 4 of my boys with me and we traveled to the nearest Walmart which was 40 minutes from home. After feeling as though I was herding cats and putting all my effort into warding off tantrums and fights over who got to stand in front of the LEGO section first, we finally made it back out to our van with a cart loaded with groceries and kids. […]

20 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Boys

By | February 6th, 2018|For the Boys, Gift Ideas, Holidays, Valentine's Day|

 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 […]

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