Fun and Activities

  • 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!

  •'s Halloween Guide!

    Ready to gear up for a 'spooktacular' Halloween? We've gathered ideas for costumes (including maternity!), ghoulishly delicious recipes, fun fall crafts, and more within our special Halloween Guide! Have a frightfully fun time!

  • 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!

  • Make your own ice cream concoction party

    Hosting a "make your own ice cream concoction" party is a perfect way to celebrate National Ice Cream Month in July. Learn how to make this event a success from first lick to last drip!

  • 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!

  • How to encourage love of reading for kids?


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  • Five green food ideas for St. Patrick's Day

    We've rounded up five edible treats that are even leprechaun approved! These dishes, drinks and desserts serve up lots of delicious flavor without packing in too many extra calories!

  • Make Mondays meatless -- help yourself and the planet!

    There's a global movement hoping to promote the health of people and the planet with one simple message: Don't eat meat on Mondays.

  • "Hair-Raising" Trend in Little Girls Frequenting Salons and Spas

    Are the kids of reality stars like "The Real Housewives of New Jersey's" Gina Guidice's daughter celebrating her ninth birthday with a salon party influencing women? While this might put your hair on end, there's a rise in the amount of little girls frequenting salons and spas in the United States.

  • Recipe: Aunt Edna's Tomato Cucumber Salad

    Tomato cucumber salad comes together in minutes and gets better the longer you let all the herbs and spices absorb into the vegetables. Double or triple the ingredients if you expect a crowd!

  • Celebrity Round-up: Father's Day Edition

    The celebrity round-up gives you all the celeb news you can use in a byte-sized package. Don't miss a single edition!

  • Airlines Take Away Pre-Boarding Privileges for Families with Children

    Although recently publicized in April, 2012, United Airlines quietly ended its policy of allowing families with small children to pre-board flights early. Until then, following the disabled, families with children could board before other passengers. The thinking was that with all their extra gear and hub-bub, it would make the boarding process easier for everyone.

  • Recipe: Savory Scrambled Egg Muffins

    Perfect for an elegant brunch, a breakfast in bed, or just a fun twist on the usual Sunday morning eggs, these scrambled egg muffins come together in a snap.

  • What Makes Families Special? Members Speak Out!

    "Family" can't be wrapped up in a box with a bow and handed out at a party. "Family" is a seed that's planted and taken care of with love, compassion and hope. Each member of a family is what makes it special.

  • 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.

  • Recipe: Chicken Milanese on a Bed of Spring Greens

    Has your family been complaining that all your chicken dishes taste the same? Is your bird a little dry or a bit bland? Here's a different way to cook chicken that will end the disgruntled comments.

  • Mollee Bauer Speaking at Spark & Hustle 2012 20-City Tour!

    I'm thrilled to be a speaker for the Spark & Hustle 2012 tour, a 20-city series of day-long conferences for current and aspiring small business owners. Come see me in Tampa!

  • Celebrating Single Parents Day

    Every March 21, National Single Parents Day honors single parents, recognizing the hard work they do each and every day in raising their children.