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Printable Lunch Box Notes Kids Will Love

By | February 20th, 2018|Categories: Parenting|Tags: |

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|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , |

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|Categories: 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. […]

Football Printable Chore Charts for Kids

By | January 31st, 2018|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , |

Football season is here and even though my boys don’t play football, they follow their favorite teams very closely. And with the big game coming up soon, I thought I would create a little bit of motivation for them to help me get the house clean, but in a fun way. These football printable chore charts for kids are the perfect way to motivate your kids to get a “Touchdown” and win a prize, while helping with their responsibilities around the house. And the prize might just be being able to watch the game now that the house is clean. 😉  Football Printable Chore Charts for Kids My boys need all the motivation they can get when it comes to cleaning. I can’t tell you how much grumbling happens when I ask them to pick up or do their chores. You would think that I was asking them to do something WAY worse than just washing a few dishes or, you know, putting their underwear in the hamper and not on the floor. It’s SOOO hard to do! […]

Cold and Flu Season Survival Tips for Kids

By | January 10th, 2018|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , |

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Things Moms of ALL Boys Want You To Know

By | November 30th, 2017|Categories: Just for Mom, Motherhood, Parenting|Tags: , |

I’ve been an all-boy mom now for over 14 years and now that my youngest son is going on 6 years old, it is very clear to me and should be pretty clear to those who know me, that 4 kids was and is my limit! Done! Enough is enough. Baby factory is closed. But here’s the thing. Because all of my kids happen to be the same gender, (4 boys!) and that gender is different than MY gender, people just can’t wrap their head around the idea that I am completely content being a forever “boymom” and that I’m not planning on having more kids. I could write a book about some of the inconsiderate , rude,  silly things people have said to me regarding my family. Maybe I WILL get around to writing that book someday when my days are no longer spent sniffing out strange smells in bedrooms and cleaning urine off the bathroom ceiling. (kidding…kind of). But for now, here are some things that us moms of all boys want you to know. […]

My Radio Flyer Adventure Book

By | November 23rd, 2017|Categories: Parenting|Tags: |

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Radio Flyer. The opinions and text are all mine. When my oldest son turned one, my grandma gave him a Radio Flyer wagon. Since that time, that wagon has carried all four of my boys on countless adventures and created some of their best memories. It makes me smile to think about the fun times I had pulling my boys up and down the road or around and around our house while they begged for more! For the past 100 years, Radio Flyer has been committed to to inspiring imagination and adventure. In celebration of Radio Flyer’s 100th anniversary, they collaborated with I See Me to launch My Radio Flyer Adventure, a fully customizable children’s book. My Radio Flyer Adventure I was so excited to create My Radio Flyer Adventure for my youngest son. I was able to customize his book with his name, hair color, skin tone and choose his Radio Flyer product for him to ride in the book.  Of course I chose the red wagon. You can also add a dedication to the beginning of the book. […]

The Ultimate List of Mother and Son Date Ideas

By | November 14th, 2017|Categories: Crafts/Activities, For the Boys, Just for Mom, Parenting|Tags: , , , |

They say “don’t blink”. I don’t know who “they” are, but I’m starting to understand what they are saying. Each day I blink and then my baby starts kindergarten. Or I blink and my oldest is taller than I am. Next time I blink he might be heading out on his first date. And I’ll be stuck at home longing for the days when he was my special date and we went on adventures together. Since we can’t stop time, we can make the most of the time we have. These Mother and Son Date Ideas are the perfect and easy way for moms to build an unbreakable bond with their son.   Mother and Son Date Ideas One thing that I have noticed in raising my 4 boys is that they crave, CRAVE one-on-one attention.  They want to have time with just mom or dad and not the entire family. A Mother and Son date night doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. We have a large family (by today’s standards) and it can be hard to have time for each of my boys individually but these Mother and Son Date Ideas will get your brainstorming process started. Mom and Son Date Ideas […]

5 Tips for Keeping Marriage Fun After Having Kids

By | November 7th, 2017|Categories: Parenting|Tags: |

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