Celebrations and Traditions

  • Valentines! What fun!

    Valentine's Day is not about what you buy -- but a celebration of love you have with your family! Kas Winters, The Mother of Family Ideas™ presents these family friendly ideas for making Valentines, planning a special meal and fun activities to round out your night.

  • Encourage Children to Give to Other Children

    This time of year is perfect for teaching kids lessons in charity and thinking of others! Remember, even Santa has helpers!

  • Pumpkin Bell Wind Chime

    This is such a fun time of year, with fall festivities, Halloween, visits to the pumpkin patch and more! Let your little ones capture those special memories in a craft that can be treasured for years to come!

  • Celebrate Fall with Family

    Celebrate the season of Autumn! From bright fall leaves, crafts, and adventures - your family will find ample opportunities to enjoy this wonderful season!

  • Welcome to the world little Prince!

    The royal baby has arrived and it's a – BOY!! Congratulations to Kate and William! We're all celebrating your 'happily ever after.

  • Make Dad’s Father's Day Gift a Personal One from a Child

    This Father's Day enable kids to give a gift of the heart! Kas Winters, Mother of Family Ideas™ has compiled several simple crafts that dad is bound to treasure!

  • Homemade Valentine's Day cards from the heart

    Nothing says "love" like a homemade gift. This Valentine's Day why not make your own stash of creative cards that are more meaningful than those glossy store-bought ones. Save money and promote fine motor skills!

  • Last minute New Year's Eve goodies

    It's 3 p.m. on the last day of the year. Your sitter has just called to say she"s got the flu. Many would panic; you simply decide to move the evening's festivities to your home. How hard can it be to put together a casual, delicious spread to share with some friends? Especially when you ask the friends to bring the beverages?

  • Make your own noise maker -- shake, rattle and roll!

    Put out the buffet snacks. Gather up the pots, pans, and noise makers. It's time for the big count down! You don't have any noise makers? We can fix that!

  • 10 New Year's resolutions you can handle

    As the old year winds down, your thoughts might turn to changes you'll make in the coming year. What's in store for the new year?

  • Planning a Family Road Trip

    Are you planning a long family road trip? Here's how to keep that family holiday from turning into a "helliday" on wheels.

  • Birthday Party Tips

    Planning a birthday party for your little one and unsure where to begin? Check out our tips -- covering everything from the invitations to cake to party favors -- to make your day a success!

  • Top 10 Things to Do on Leap Day

    Leap day -- that quadrennial event in gives us a bonus day to play, read or ponder our lives. We compiled the following list of things to do on Leap Day to match its goofy name. Leap in and enjoy!

  • We Want to Know -- What is the Worst Gift You've Ever Received?

    With the holidays just about behind us, we got to thinking about the gifts we've received AND about those presents we simply must return, donate -- or dare we admit, re-gift!

  • Baby Shower Entertainment

    So, you're throwing a baby shower. The date is set and the invitations have been sent. The anticipation is brewing. But what are you going to do once you get everyone to the party?

  • Activity Idea For Small Kids on Thanksgiving

    We're having the whole family over for Thanksgiving. There are several little ones, ages 2 to 8. I need a project to keep them busy. Do you have a suggestion for me?

  • Party Time for Leaplings

    Since your child's been born they've been waiting for this momentous birthday! It's a first. Happy birthday, leapling! Have a hoppin' good time!

  • Planning a holiday birthday party

    When it comes to holiday birthday celebrations, no one solution fits every family. Some kids insist on celebrating their actual birthday, while others enjoy having a day that doesn't involve the holiday. It may take a few years to get it right. What will work for your family?

  • What You Need to Know About Baby Showers

    The custom of celebrating a new baby has been around for centuries. Although the times have changed and traditions differ from one culture to another, the central purpose of baby showers remains the same: to share in the joy of an expectant couple's upcoming arrival and help them prepare for their new lives as parents.

  • Hanukkah - Festival of Lights

    Are you ready to light the first Hanukkah candle tonight? If so, Happy Hanukkah!