4th of July Waffles

These 4th of July Waffles were a hit! These were originally shared as a part of our Summer Survival for Moms of Boys series.  I love making fun holiday-inspired breakfasts and this was worth a re-share.  They are SO good! 4th of July Waffles These 4th of July Waffles are so easy to make and would go perfectly with our Fruit Rockets (which your kids will love!)   I’ve said this before but my boys tend to eat more fruit if it is presented to them in a fun way, and this is pretty fun! How to make 4th of July Waffles: […]

Easy Water Experiments

These Easy Water Experiments from Let’s Go Junking, are a perfect way to learn science and potentially stay cool. This week on Summer Survival for Moms of Boys,  our theme is Science!  Tracey from Let’s Go Junking is sharing 4 easy but really fun Water Science Experiments including how to make a Tornado!  My boys are so excited to try that. […]

Camping Pre-K Pack

It’s camping week on Summer Survival for Moms of Boys and I am loving this Camping Pre-K Pack from Over the Big Moon! Camping Pre-K Pack In these Camping Pre-K Packs you find approx 30 pages of Pre-K and K aged learning and fun!  In this Camping Pre-K Pack you will find Prewriting Practice Sheets, Cutting Practice, Pattern Sheets, Puzzles, Color the Campfire, Shadow Matching, Letter Identification and more!!  This is perfect to help get your littles ready to head to school!  You could even print these out and use them to entertain the kids on your way to your next camping trip.  So cute! […]

5 Tips for Camping with Kids

If you’ve ever been camping with kids you know that it takes a lot of planning to make things go smoothly.  Today’s Summer Survival for Moms of Boys post is 5 Tips for Camping with Kids from Gallamore West. Camping with Kids Laurie from Gallamore West shares 5 practical things that you can do to make camping with kids a lot easier and she shares some really yummy camping food ideas.  Her 5 tips for camping with kids will make your next camping trip a breeze. […]

Backyard Camping – Summer Survival

One of my greatest childhood memories comes from outdoor camp-outs in our yard or at my friends homes.  I love this post on Backyard Camping from The Real Housewives of Riverton.  It’s too hot to sleep outside at our house during the Summer but as soon as it cools off we’ll definitely be doing this. Backyard Camping This week on Summer Survival for Moms of Boys we are talking all about camping.   My boys beg us all summer long to take them camping so I love the idea of just setting up camp in the backyard.   Backyard Camping doesn’t have to be complicated and The Real Housewives of Riverton show us how to set up a simple camp and even how to make oven S’mores.  Yum!  She also includes some safety tips for parents if you are letting your kids stay outside by themselves.   […]

Nature Explorer Kit – Camping Activity

We love going hiking and being outside with our boys.  These Nature Explorer Kits will make nature really come alive for them. Nature Explorer Kits Every Summer my entire family plans a family get-away and this year I am in charge of the planning, food and activities.  We typically find a place where we can spend a good deal of time outside in nature and I found a really fun hike that we are planning on doing with the kids. We have quite a few smaller kids in our extended family and I was trying to come up with an idea that would make our hikes more entertaining for them and to help them really get involved with nature.  I came up with the idea of putting together some Nature Explorer Kits that would make it fun for the kids to explore the plants, bugs and animals we might come in contact with. […]

Messy Slip and Slide Ideas

Water Week continues on Summer Survival for Moms of Boys and I’m loving these Messy Slip and Slide Ideas from Capital B.   What boy wouldn’t want to get crazy messy while playing outside.  My boys do it anyways but if they knew they wouldn’t get in trouble that is even better! Messy Slip and Slide Ideas When you are a mom of all boys you quickly learn that mess is just a part of life.  Sky with Capital B is one of my favorite Boy mamas and I love that she let her boys have an all out messy war with these Messy Slip and Slide Ideas.  So much fun! […]

Make a Toy Paddle Boat

Do your boys love boats?  Today Liska from Adventure in a Box is sharing How to Make a Toy Paddle Boat.  And this boat is seriously adorable!  In fact, I would pay good money for that. 🙂 How to Make a Toy Paddle Boat This is what Liska said about her Paddle Boat project: “Before having a son, I could not imagine that one day I would be requesting a drill and an angle grinder for my birthday gifts. But as soon as my son was born, I wanted to make toys for him, and wood seemed like the most durable and safe material. This summer I wanted to make a wooden toy boat for my son, and Kara’s series Summer Survival for Moms of Boys encouraged me to start working on this project. You can read about what came of it here: How to Make a Toy Paddle Boat. […]

Ultimate DIY Splash Pad

This Ultimate DIY Splash Pad is the perfect way for your kids to stay cool as the summer rolls on.  It’s made with really inexpensive materials that can be purchased at any hardware store and your kids will be entertained for hours! DIY Splash Pad This week on Summer Survival for Moms of Boys we are sharing all sorts of fun water play ideas to keep your kids cool during the hottest part of the summer.  My handy husband and boys put together this fun DIY Splash Pad that kept my boys entertained all morning on Saturday.  All you need is a few items from the hardware store to create a splash pad that will make you the envy of the neighborhood kids. […]

Nature Shake Painting

I love all of the ideas that have been given this week for getting our kids outside and enjoying the great outdoors. Today’s Summer Survival for Moms of Boys comes from Erin with Bambini Travel.  Erin is sharing these fun Nature Shake Paintings that are down with items found in nature. Nature Shake Painting These Nature Shake Paintings are easy to make and each painting will be unique.  It would be fun to see what creative ideas the kids come up with to include in the making of their paintings.  […]

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