Parenting

How to Potty Train a Boy (From a Mom Who’s Done it FOUR Times!)

By | December 7th, 2018|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , |

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?  […]

My Best Advice for New Mothers from a Mom of Four Boys

By | August 25th, 2018|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , |

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 […]

How to Teach Kids to Read in 4 weeks

By | May 26th, 2018|Categories: Parenting|Tags: |

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 […]

Social Media Safety Tips Every Parent Should Know

By | May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , |

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! […]

Build a Strong Relationship With Your Son Using a Mother Son Journal

By | April 26th, 2018|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , |

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 […]

How to Make Camping with Kids Easy and Stress-Free Using Camping Printable Checklists and Activities

By | April 12th, 2018|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , |

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. […]

25 of the Best Books for Teen Boys

By | April 5th, 2018|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , |

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 Spring Break Ideas for Kids

By | March 28th, 2018|Categories: Crafts/Activities, For the Boys, Just for Mom, Parenting|Tags: , , , |

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.  […]

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
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