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Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published September 16-22, 2017!

There are a lot of things to do in Houston, with kids, each week… and it can be hard to keep track of it all! To help you find all the Houston resources, weekend events, Houston parks, kid friendly restaurants and things to do… here are all the updates from the last two weeks, September 16-22, 2017! Weekend Events: Full List of things to do in Houston, with kids, September 21-27 … [Read More...]

HISD Magnet & Vanguard Programs for 2018-2019 School Year: Overview of the Programs, What You Need to Know & How and When to Apply!

It’s time to apply for NEXT school year! I’ve applied for HoustonISD Magnet Schools (and Vanguard Magnet Schools), 3 times in the last 7 years.  The first time around, I found it very confusing and overwhelming… but over the years, I’ve (mostly) figured it out (and decided to worry a lot less!). In case you are also overwhelmed and confused by the HoustonISD application process, here is a … [Read More...]

Wild! Nature Play Area at the Houston Zoo

Address: 6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030 I cannot tell you how happy we are about the new Wild! Nature Play Area at the Houston Zoo. This play area is free with zoo admission or zoo membership and it's full of messy fun. Instead of playground equipment, kids play with sticks, sand, mud and water... and climb on logs and walk through gardens. We went after school and my kids could … [Read More...]

Bodegas Taco Shop in the Museum District

Address: 1200 Binz St #160, Houston, TX 77004 (with storefront on Caroline Street) This is the place my kids ask to go for in the Museum District. In fact, I think that most the time they want to go to the museums or on bike rides through Hermann Park, they are actually hoping I'll agree to lunch at Bodegas Taco Shop! This taco shop is located right behind the Museum of Natural Science, and … [Read More...]

Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, September 21-27, 2017!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for September 21-27 (with a whole lot of help)!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE. To help you navigate, here are some links mentioned in the video: … [Read More...]

Where in Houston? Onion Creek in the Heights!

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken. It's from Onion Creek in the Heights! … [Read More...]

Where in Houston?

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Give Away: 4 Tickets to Farm Fun at Blessington Farms!

Blessington Farms will soon be open for the Fall season… and will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 23 through October 29! AND BigKidSmallCity has MORE tickets to giveaway!  If you want to win 4 tickets to the farm, good for any day during the 2017 Fall season, sign up below! Enjoy the Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities at Blessington Farms. Fall activities include hay … [Read More...]

Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! September 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 2017

Have a great week and weekend in Houston, with kids! Enjoy some theater with Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Main Street Theater. All youth performances are done by professional actors... but are meant for families. A little wiggling or giggling won't be a problem at this Midtown theater! Head to the farm to kick off the fall season!  Blessington Farms is opening up their Pumpkin Patch … [Read More...]

What to Expect: Applying to HoustonISD Magnet Schools for the NEXT 2018-2019 Year

HoustonISD will be accepting 2018-2019 Magnet Applications on September 22th, 2017… so if you want to send your kids NEXT year, you need to apply THIS fall! To get you ready for the process, here are the key points that you need to know. Find the comprehensive “what you need to know” post HERE. The 2018–2019 HISD magnet application will be available online or through a paper application … [Read More...]

Top 8 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – September 18-24, 2017

Make plans for another great week in Houston, with kids!  These top things to do for Monday through Sunday, September 18-24, 2017 are brought to you by our sponsor, Mosaic Dermatology Houston! You can also find the full list of events HERE! 1.  On Tuesday, go to Toddler Tuesday: Noisy Night at Discovery Green.  The free weekly event includes a storytime and activity.  Bring a gently used … [Read More...]

Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published September 8-15, 2017!

There are a lot of things to do in Houston, with kids, each week… and it can be hard to keep track of it all! To help you find all the Houston resources, weekend events, Houston parks, kid friendly restaurants and things to do… here are all the updates from the last two weeks, September 8-15, 2017! Weekend Events: Full List of things to do in Houston, with kids, September 14-20 … [Read More...]

I’m not the only mom that recommends Dr. Carlos Ramos at OGA Houston.

This summer I ran into a pregnant mom at the library. She said she saw my post last year and switch to Dr. Ramos at Obstetrical & Gynecological Associates, next to The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, in the Medical Center. She said she was not sure she'd see the same level of care as a new patient... but guess what? She was equally as pleased. Just like me... She sees Dr. Ramos every … [Read More...]

Swim, Slide & Splash Year Round… at the Angleton Recreation Center Natatorium

Address: 1601 N. Valderas Street, Angleton, TX 77515 Just look at this Angleton pool!  The indoor Angleton Recreation Center Natatorium has a beach entry, water play structure, slide, spa and not-so-lazy river that pulls you through!  It costs $4+ and is open to non-residents.  (Just check the hours and fees HERE!) If you will be at Crocodile Encounter, this is a good spot to cool off … [Read More...]

Where in Houston? American Legion Post 521 in Pasadena!

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken. It's from the American Legion Post 521 in Pasadena! … [Read More...]

Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, September 14-20, 2017!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for September 14-20!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE. To help you navigate, here are some links mentioned in the video: … [Read More...]

Where in Houston?

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Kids Camps in Houston for September 11-22, 2017… Until the Kids Get Back to School

Some students need to wait a bit longer before their schools are ready after Harvey.  In case you need a camp through September 22, here are some options in Houston.  If you know of more, please let us know! ArtMix (West Alabama) Language Kids (Bellaire) Monart School of Art (Bellaire) … [Read More...]

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