Holidays

These Firecracker Cakes Are the Ultimate 4th of July Dessert

Wow your party guests with these festive (and delicious!) vanilla and strawberry cakes.

Red, White, and Blue “Firecracker” Cakes
Hands on time: 35 minutes
Total time: 2 hours
Serves 8-12

These Patriotic Mason Jars Are the Perfect Summer Craft

For a simple, festive DIY, paint a few old mason jars red, white, and blue. Then fill the jars with your favorite summer flowers and use them as a fun, themed centerpiece.

7 Pieces for a Fourth of July Party

If you’re celebrating the birth of our nation with a get-together, here are some star-spangled accessories that will help to spruce up your space.

6 Great Ties for Dads and Grads

Whether you’re celebrating Father’s Day or a recent grad’s foray into the workforce, a tie is a classic go-to gift for the guy in your life.

Mother’s Day Activities the Whole Family Will Love

Stumped on what to do for Mom this year? We asked some favorite bloggers for their best ways to celebrate with the family.

How Family Helped This Olympian Overcome a Devastating Loss

This Olympian’s mom was her rock during a a trying time for her sport and career.

Meet the Inspiring Olympic Athlete We Can’t Wait to Watch

Despite a birth defect that left her paralyzed, this all-star Olympian has defied all odds. 

The Diving Sensation You Need to Know About Before the Olympics Begin

Thanks to a work ethic inherited from her mom, Amy Cozad is set to make a big splash at this year’s Olympic Games. 

19 Powerful Books About Motherhood

Real Simple editors and readers weigh in on the books that have moved them most.

6 Boozy Mother’s Day Gifts

Mom deserves to have a good time, too.

6 Beauty Gifts for Her

Celebrate Mom with one of these six beauty treatments. From a chic nail polish set to a luxurious silk pillowcase, there’s something for everyone.