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Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): October 16-22, 2014

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of October 16-22, 2014! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio … [Read More...]

Zoo Boo Houston Zoo

Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! October 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2014

Look forward to another great weekend in Houston!  The farms are open and there are a lot of fall festivals and activities on the calendar! On … [Read More...]

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Smither Park – Visiting Houston’s Parks, One Week at a Time

Address:   2402 Munger St, Houston, TX 77023 Smither Park is not your usual park!  Located next to the Orange Show Monument, this lot is being … [Read More...]

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Paseo Park & Historic Trolley in Bellaire – Visiting Houston’s Parks, One Week at a Time!

Address: 5000 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, Texas 77401 This week's park has no playground and is in the middle of a busy road. BUT, if you are like us … [Read More...]

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What is the best place to get kid haircuts in Houston? You asked us!

When it comes to kid haircuts, I look for someone who can do a good job... and do it quick! I've found that "kid" hairdressers know how to move fast and get the job done before the kids get squirmy... or take a break and calm the kids if the they need a little extra time. Of course, if your "grown up" hairdresser is great with kids, that might be a good option too (and they may give you a good … [Read More...]

Cadillac Bar in Houston Heights

Cadillac Bar – Our Search for Houston’s Best Restaurants for Kids

Location: 1802 S. Shepherd Houston 77007 Age Appropriate: All ages! 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. We had a family dinner last Saturday and we wanted a place everybody could enjoy so we picked The Cadillac Bar on Shepherd Dr. It is a classic in Houston. We were not the only ones with this … [Read More...]

Zoo Boo Houston Zoo

Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! October 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2014

Look forward to another great weekend in Houston!  The farms are open and there are a lot of fall festivals and activities on the calendar! On Saturday and Sunday is the Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival at the Nature Discovery Center.  The park will be transformed into a carnival with festival games, an obstacle course, horse drawn wagons and pumpkins! On Saturday, head tot he Sabine Promenade … [Read More...]

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Where in Houston? Mist Tree at Discovery Green!

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken. It's of the Mist Tree at Discovery Green! … [Read More...]

Kale in One Pot Pasta

Quick & Easy Dinner Idea: One Pot Pasta

Hi this is Pranika! Most of the time I love to cook, BUT, I do not love to do dishes. So anything that indicates one-pot meal is something that usually catches my eye. I get updates from Huffington Post on my facebook feed and saw “The 3-step pasta dinner you have got to try.” I clicked the link and at first glance it looked good so I clicked within the article to find the recipe. The intro to … [Read More...]

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Where in Houston?

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Dennys Ambassador with Crooked Smile

I’ll Diet All Year, Just to Eat “Pumpkin Everything” This Fall

One of my favorite things about Fall:  Pumpkins!  Pumpkin coffee, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin shakes, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin taffy, pumpkin lotion, pumpkin soap and "pumpkin everything"! Take something boring, add some pumpkin, and suddenly you have a Fall treat that I can't resist. Last year I filled my freezer with pumpkin coffee grounds, just to keep the magic alive.  Really.  I did.  And … [Read More...]

Train on Bellaire Blvd

Paseo Park & Historic Trolley in Bellaire – Visiting Houston’s Parks, One Week at a Time!

Address: 5000 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, Texas 77401 This week's park has no playground and is in the middle of a busy road. BUT, if you are like us and have mini train (trolley) fanatics in the family, you need to visit Paseo Park in Bellaire. This park is in a wide strip of land in the middle of Bellaire Boulevard, just outside 610.  There is a nice shaded trail and a historic trolley. It … [Read More...]

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Meet Zoe McCoy of Powerful Play Child Life Services – Providing Medical Play & Support to Houston Kids!

At BigKidSmallCity, we believe the more we know about the people of Houston, the smaller our city feels. And who better to meet than someone providing medical play, education and support for children with a new diagnosis, upcoming procedure, or fear of going to the doctor or dentist?! Meet Zoe McCoy of Powerful Play Child Life Services! In her own words, she tells us about her family, her … [Read More...]

Houston Zoo Medical Center Entrance

Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): October 9-15, 2014

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of October 9-15, 2014! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip: Full List of Weekend Events for October 9-15 Free Email Sent Thursday, with Things-To-Do Each Weekend … [Read More...]

Fire School Learning

Do you know of any homeschool groups or resources around Houston? You asked us!

For this question, I went to the experts again... the BigKidSmallCity community! Here are YOUR suggestions! Cypress Area Homeschool Association - Supporting parents and students homeschooling in the Cypress TX area. Field trips, social outings, teaching co-ops and various clubs and events. Homeschool Adventures Club for Kids (H.A.C.K.) - Two groups serving Houston homeschoolers: Central … [Read More...]

Inside The Bird and The Bear

The Bird and The Bear – Our Search for Houston’s Best Restaurants for Kids

Location: 2810 Westheimer Houston 77098 Age Appropriate: Maybe 5+ (or little babies!).  Everyone is welcome... but there is no room to run! 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. One funny thing about going to a new restaurant each week is that we constantly think of where we are going to go the … [Read More...]

Discovery Green Playground

Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids!  October 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15,  2014

Plan on another great week and weekend in Houston!  The farms are open and the fall events are in full swing. Zoo Boo is at the Houston Zoo all weekend.  Take your costumed kids for some Halloween fun.  Go Friday, if you can, to beat some of the weekend crowd. On Sunday, head to Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse at Main Street Theater.  This show is entertaining for kids and for their parents.... … [Read More...]

St Arnolds Brewery

Where in Houston? Saint Arnolds Brewery!

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken? It's from Saint Arnold's Brewery. Take over your board games and enjoy an afternoon drinking Saint Arnold's Beer and root beer at the long picnic tables!  Get details HERE. … [Read More...]

Aylen Face Painting at Main Street Theater

Let your kids paint the walls, draw on the floors & eat colorful treats! Reserve your spot for October 25, 2014 at Main Street Theater.

Picture this:  You and your kids leave the house on a brisk October Saturday morning, head over to Rice Village and march up to Main Street Theater ready to paint the walls! When you arrive, the professional sidewalk painting team, Life in Colors, is bringing the path to life... and as you get closer, you realize that just inside the door, famous graffiti artist, Daniel Anguilu, is painting the … [Read More...]

Orzo Salad for Dinner

Quick, Easy (& Not Quite Perfect) Dinner Idea: Orzo Salad and Chicken Piccata

Hi this is Pranika! Italian food is usually failsafe in our home and 90% of the time, it’s eaten up with no complaints. However, what happend if something burns or doesn't look as pretty as it should??! Read on… I was again inspired by Giada de Laurentis. I used to cook her recipes often and now that my kids are venturing out a bit more, I have revisited her cookbooks a lot recently! My older … [Read More...]

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