Here are a few to investigate:
Sony W35 or W55
Here is a side-by-side look at their specifications:
I would like to find an easy to use/good picture quality digital camera for my mom. It does not need bells and whistles, would prefer something not too big. It will be used mostly to take pictures of grandchildren, family events, etc. Emphasize that it must be easy to use! Thanks in advance for any advice.