20 Books for Teen Boys to Read This Summer

20 Books for Teen Boys to Read This Summer from www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

While summer is a great time to spend time in nature, travel, and be active, there are also ample opportunities to spend downtime getting truly absorbed in a great book - or a whole pile of books! According to young adult literature expert  Jill Ratzan, “Reading over the summer has been shown to reduce ‘summer slide,’ the term educators use to refer to the skills and knowledge … [Read more...]

What to Feed Teenage Boys to Keep Them Full and Happy

What to Feed Teenage Boys to Keep Them Full and Happy - 20+ tips, tricks and lunch ideas www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

Tomorrow my oldest turns fourteen.  FOURTEEN.  (wait- I am not old enough to have a 14 yr old!) It's his golden birthday- 14 on the 14th in the 14th year.  How cool is that?  He is growing tall so fast and slimming down.  But not for lack of food.  That boy can EAT.  You know how you hear the people say "eating me out of house and home?"  That must've started from a mom of … [Read more...]

Halloween Costumes for Boys

25+ DIY Boys Halloween Costumes featured on www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

Before we know it, Halloween will be here.  2013 has been a rouuugh year but it's gone by so quickly.  I can't believe we're almost into October!  I rounded up some fun Halloween costumes for boys to share with you. One of my all time favorites was shared here last year from Salty Bison: DIY Jarhead and here are 25+ more:Dino Boys  from Ginger & … [Read more...]

I Like How You Roll! Valentines (boy) Idea


Last year I made "I Wheelie Like You" Valentines - perfect for boys. How about an update for this year? I found this inexpensive bulldozer at Walmart (under $1) and knew that most boys would be excited about it.  Especially my nephews.  You could use a car, a truck, a bike, a motorcycle- pretty much anything that rolls.And this is what I came up with:Pin It"I … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day: I “Wheelie” Like You

I Wheelie Like You

Last week I shared my simple (but cute!) idea,Cute As A  Button Printable.  The response was fantastic- thank you! I've enjoyed sharing Valentines day ideas here!   But I have two boys in addition to my girl, so I know how tough it can be to find decent boy ideas.  I knew I wanted to do a boy Valentine idea but I wanted it to be really easy.  Here’s my take on a boy … [Read more...]