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Tomball Depot Plaza Shops

Audio: Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): March 26-April 1, 2015

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of March 26, 2015, or see the video HERE! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned … [Read More...]

Joe Reading at Mandell Park

Video: My Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, March 26-April 1, 2015

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for March 25- April 1!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE.  To help you navigate, here are … [Read More...]

Hermann Park Kite Festival

Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids!  March 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, April 1, 2015

 Spring is here, along with lots of festivals and things to do in Houston! On Saturday, kids can visit Mandell Park for a Garden Storytime, … [Read More...]

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Astros Dugout

Baseball Lovers & Fun Seekers, Makes Plans Now to Watch the Astros at Minute Maid Park

Baseball lover or not, you will have a great time at Minute Maid Park. Watch the game, watch the people or play at the stadium, here's what's to love … [Read More...]

Tomball Train Depot Caboose

Tomball Train Depot Plaza – Visiting Houston Area Parks, One Week at a Time

Address:  201 S Elm, Tomball, TX 77375 This week's park is just north of Houston, in one of the quaintest little towns around.  Old Town Tomball is … [Read More...]

Disneyland Castle from The Mouse Trip

Tips for DisneyLAND with Kids – Where to Stay, What to Do & How to Make the Most of your Trip!

No long ago, Emily gave us 7 easy steps for making the most of our trip to DisneyWORLD... but what about DisneyLAND? Many of the tips, like the best … [Read More...]

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Potato Patch Sample of Fried Pickles and Okra

Potatoe Patch – Our Search for Houston’s Best Restaurants for Kids!

Address: 2020 FM 1960, Houston, TX 77073 Let me tell you a little something about myself. I do like good food... but what I really like, is to be entertained. Throw something new and fun into your restaurant, and I'm probably going to love it.  Jerry Built has the handwash station, Niko Nikos has the skyscrapers and park, Mia's has free ice cream, Little Matt's has the  iPad station, candy … [Read More...]

Disneyland Castle from The Mouse Trip

Tips for DisneyLAND with Kids – Where to Stay, What to Do & How to Make the Most of your Trip!

No long ago, Emily gave us 7 easy steps for making the most of our trip to DisneyWORLD... but what about DisneyLAND? Many of the tips, like the best age for a first visit, still apply... but Disneyland is a very different place and what do we need to know before making the long trip and spending the money? Lucky for us, Houston Mom and Disney Travel Agent, Amanda, has the tips we need!  She … [Read More...]

Hermann Park Kite Festival

Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids!  March 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, April 1, 2015

 Spring is here, along with lots of festivals and things to do in Houston! On Saturday, kids can visit Mandell Park for a Garden Storytime, playtime and toy-swap.  Kids 8-12 can also learn to cook at Phoenicia. On Sunday, take the family to the Hermann Park Kite Festival for kite making, kite flying, face painting, performances and more!  Try to take METRORail or be prepared to park some … [Read More...]

Texas Art Supply at Voss

Where in Houston? Texas Art Supply at Voss!

  Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken. It's from Texas Art Supply (Voss location)!  … [Read More...]

WIH Artist Cowboy

Where in Houston?

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McGovern Stella Link Houston Library Kid Area

Raising Readers: McGovern-Stella Link Neighborhood Library

Address: 7405 Stella Link, Houston, Texas 77025 This Houston Library is bright, clean, sleek and right next to Houston's secret park and the Stella Link YMCA... It's McGovern-Stella Link Neighborhood Library! If you visit this Stella Link library, you're probably going to wish it was your "home" library.  It has a big children's section with several kids-only computers and places to sit. … [Read More...]

Houston Printing Museum Equipment

Houston Printing Museum – Kids Help with Hands-On Printing… Just Like Ben Franklin Did It!

Address:  1324 W Clay St, Houston, TX 77019 Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm, Tuesday-Saturday Admission: $8 (of $10 with a tour), 12 and under are free. Parking is free. Encouraged by our no-crowds, very educational visit to the Maritime Museum, we set off to explore all of Houston's small museums.  Next in line was the Printing Museum. Now what I'm going to tell you next will make sense if your … [Read More...]

Houston Maritime Museum Ship Wheel

Houston Maritime Museum – Guided Tours, Kid’s Playroom & All You Need to Know About Maritime

Address: 2204 Dorrington Street, Houston, TX 77030 (And someday it will be at the Port of Houston) Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm Admission: $5 for adults and $3 for kids 3+, Parking is free It was a day when we got a late start, missed the event we had been planning on and were debating fighting crowds at another venue or just heading home. It was at this moment that we drove by … [Read More...]

Bianca Barona Abud of Princess and Tiaras Spa Celebrations and Kids

Bianca Barona Abud of Princess and Tiaras Spa Celebrations – Houston Business Owner, Living by the Motto: “Fuerza Elephant”

At BigKidSmallCity, we believe the more we know about the people of Houston, the smaller our city feels. And who better to meet than a Houston mom who created her business from the halls of the hospital, while being inspired by her son's reminder that he is a "Fuerza Elephant"?!  This story you need to read. Meet Bianca Barona Abud of Princess and Tiaras Spa Celebrations. In her own words, she … [Read More...]

Downtown Houston Skyline from Houston Police Officer Memorial

Houston Police Officer Memorial at Buffalo Bayou Park – Visiting Houston’s Parks, One Week at a Time!

Address:  1400 Memorial Drive, Bayou Park This week we went back to explore more of Buffalo Bayou Park.  This time we visited the Houston Police Officer Memorial, on the north side of Memorial Drive.  A small free parking lot is available. The memorial is to honor Houston's police force and the officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The memorial was designed to be a … [Read More...]

Kids Country at Houston Rodeo

Audio: Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): March 19-25, 2015

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of March 19, 2015, or see the video HERE! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip: Full List of Weekend Events for March 19-25 Video of Favorite Things to Do March 19-25 The Houston Rodeo… with Entertainment, Education & Refreshments, for only $2 How to ride METRORail with Kids Phoenicia Kid’s … [Read More...]

Discovery Green Police Car

Video: My Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, March 19-25, 2015

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for March 19-25!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE.  To help you navigate, here are some links mentioned in the video: Full List of Weekend Events for March 19-25 The Houston Rodeo… with Entertainment, Education & Refreshments, for only $2 How to ride METRORail with Kids Phoenicia Kid's Cooking Class Things to Do in Montrose … [Read More...]

Blacksmith Croissant with Egg

Blacksmith – Our Search for Houston’s Best Restaurants for Kids

Location: 1018 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006 Age Appropriate: All ages -very young to older! Price: $ Hi, I’m Juliette! My husband, my 7-year-old and I love going out to eat and we are sharing our restaurant finds with you. This week is a special review because we went out for my husband’s birthday and he chose where he wanted to go. He loves breakfast sandwiches and so we looked for … [Read More...]

Discovery Green Mist Tree

Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids!  March 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 2015

Spring Break is still in full swing for lots of Houston kids and the calendar is full of things for them to do! Take your engineers to Discovery Green for the rest of STEM week and then sign up your little chefs for a kids pastry class at Phoenicia Specialty Foods, right next door. At Phoenicia, not only will the professional pastry chef teach your kids how to bake and decorate cookies, but … [Read More...]

WIH Cowboy

Where in Houston? Wiess Energy Hall at Houston Museum of Natural Science!

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken. It's of the Wiess Energy Hall a the Houston Museum of Natural Science! … [Read More...]

Montrose Library Front Door

Raising Readers: Freed-Montrose Neighborhood Library

Address: 4100 Montrose, Houston, Texas 77006 This week's Houston library is in a quaint little brick building with Eatsie Boyz and the Black Lab Pub... It's the Freed-Montrose Neighborhood Library.  This means that after your trip to the library, you can eat some of the craziest flavors of ice cream (like sweet corn, black pepper, curry or donut) and play a game of giant chess next door! The … [Read More...]

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