Holidays and Celebrations

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Recipe: Delectable chocolate Valentine's Day cake

    The chocolate flavor is so deep and true, no one will ever guess that there is tofu in the cake and in the icing -- or, that the cake has only 2.1 grams of fat per serving.

  • Recipe: A Heart-healthy Valentine's menu

    What better way to show you care on Valentine's Day than by cooking up an exquisite yet easy menu that's from (and good for) the heart?

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • What Makes a Dad Special? Members Speak Out!

    What makes dads special? To find out, we asked the members the question, "What sets your guy apart as a special dad?" Let's see what they have to say!

  • Mother's Day With Empty Arms

    There is no simple solution for decreasing the emotional pain of child loss, especially during a holiday such as Mother's Day that is specifically designed to honor mothers. A mother can, however, make some preparations for that day in an attempt to work through her grief rather than facing this holiday with an anticipated dread.

  • 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!

  • 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?

  • 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!

  • Recipe: Grandma's Refrigerator Rolls

    So tasty, yet simple enough for a novice cook. These home-made refrigerator rolls should chill at least 2 hours. How convenient is that since we're all about make-ahead for the holidays?