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? […]
How to Potty Train a Boy (From a Mom Who’s Done it FOUR Times!) was last modified: December 7th, 2018 by Kara
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 […]
My Best Advice for New Mothers from a Mom of Four Boys was last modified: September 1st, 2018 by Kara
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 […]
How to Teach Kids to Read in 4 weeks was last modified: June 5th, 2018 by Kara
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! […]
Social Media Safety Tips Every Parent Should Know was last modified: May 4th, 2018 by Kara
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 […]
Build a Strong Relationship With Your Son Using a Mother Son Journal was last modified: May 9th, 2018 by Kara
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. […]
How to Make Camping with Kids Easy and Stress-Free Using Camping Printable Checklists and Activities was last modified: May 16th, 2018 by Kara
If you have a teenage boy, you know that getting them to read might be a bit of a challenge. Or…in some cases like that of my tween, they might read books faster than you can keep up with. Everynight I have to basically take my son’s books away and make him go to sleep. What an awful problem to have! Kidding! 😉 He actually helped me to come up with this list of 25 Best Books for Teen Boys. He’s read nearly ALL of them! 25 of the Best Books for Teen Boys Check out this list and then let me know if you have a favorite that I should add to the list. […]
25 of the Best Books for Teen Boys was last modified: April 5th, 2018 by Kara
Spring break is coming! Some people may be excited for the break and some may be wondering what we will do to entertain the kids all week. If you don’t have any big plans, here are some Spring Break ideas for Kids that are fun and inexpensive. We are pretty lucky here because our weather is pretty much perfect every year for Spring Break. I think it is our gift for having to endure our desert Summers. We love spending time outside as much as possible and we put together a list of Spring Break Ideas that we love to do. […]
25 Spring Break Ideas for Kids was last modified: March 29th, 2018 by Kara
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!
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.)