Celebrations and Traditions Articles

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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?

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Eating Out with Kids: Restaurant Behavior

    Children can be both excited and bored when at a restaurant. With a good game plan, you can help your children learn how to behave appropriately in a restaurant so that you can all enjoy the experience.

  • Window makeovers for Halloween -- ghostly, ghastly, all-around spooky

    Don't let your Halloween decorating stop at the front yard. Bring it right up onto and into the house! Creepy crawlies and Halloween designs can dress up those windows and invite trick-or-treat kiddos in for goodies.

  • Black Friday Survival Tips

    Are there any "Black Friday" shoppers gearing up for the sales? Have you been pouring over the early release ads to make your game plan? Here are some tips from the trenches for this year!

  • Kwanzaa celebrations and crafts for kids

    Kwanzaa runs from December 26 to January 1. Each day is dedicated to celebrating one of the principles believed to have been key to building strong families and communities in African cultures. Help your child follow along with one of these activities.

  • The Birthday Party Gets a Green Makeover

    Your child's birthday party doesn't have to mean passing out loot galore and overflowing recycle or trash bins. There are all kinds of things you can do to smart-size and green-up your child's birthday bash.