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(Bad) Mom’s Night Out at Alamo Drafthouse, Thursday, July 28, 2016!

Have you heard about a little movie called Bad Moms?  Join me for a mom's night out on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 8:00pm at Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park.  AND if you get your tickets by this Sunday, they are only $5! At the event, there will be a minivan photo booth, movie props and food/beverage specials.  If you can find a babysitter, come see me at Vintage Park.  AND if you don't want to … [Read More...]

Barnaby’s Cafe in Midtown… One of Our Very Favorite Kid Friendly Houston Restaurants

Address: 414 W Gray Street, Houston, TX 77019 I really really like Barnaby's Cafe.  It's easy, casual and has something for everyone.  In fact, it's on my Favorite Houston Restaurants list! We're reviewed the Museum District location and the River Oaks location... but now it's time for the Midtown location! All the Barnaby's are fun, funky and named for the owner’s childhood pal, the … [Read More...]

Do Not Miss a Thing! Posts on BigKidSmallCity for July 16-22, 2016!

There is a lot of information on BigKidSmallCity and sometimes it can be hard to find!  To help you locate the new posts from last week, here are the updates from July 16-22, 2016! Weekend Events: Full List of things to do in Houston, with kids, July 21-27 Video: Favorite Things to Do this Week & Weekend! July 21-27 Audio: Favorite Things to Do this Week & Weekend! July … [Read More...]

Audio: Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): July 21-27, 2016

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of July 21, 2016, or watch the video HERE! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip: Full List of Weekend Events for July 21-27 Get Ready for Summer Break 2016: Things to do through September 5, 2016 Free Email Sent Thursday, with Things-To-Do Each Weekend … [Read More...]

Regions Bank: Forcing Kids to Complain About Other Adult Chores

"Not the baaaaaaank!" This is what I hear from the car seats when I need to deposit a check... or do just about any adult chore. Apparently playing tour guide and doing kid activities all day would be better for my 3 children. (Surprise, surprise.) Well, often they must tag along for adult chores... and risk getting the mom-look (or worse) if they complain too much. Lucky for my kids, … [Read More...]

Sawmill Park, Splashpad & Pool in The Woodlands

Address:  2200 Millpark Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380 The Woodlands is really good at designing parks... and Sawmill Park and Pool is no exception! Shady playground, a play structure with ramps for all, modern-day merry-go-round, splashpad and a pool with a climbing wall, dragon slide, big slide and diving boards! When we visited, bicyclist of all ages were riding down the shady trails. … [Read More...]

Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston… One of the top flying museums in the United States

Address: 2002 Terminal Drive, Galveston, TX 77554 As we drove down to Galveston, I asked, "Where to today?". Let's try one new place before hitting the beach. We've been to the Oil Rig Museum, Railroad Museum and Ropes Course... so we picked the Lone Star Flight Museum! Located right next to Moody Gardens is the airplane hanger full of beautifully restored planes! We are a fan of all … [Read More...]

Reserve Your Spot for a Party at Gallery Furniture! July 29, 2016 (Grand Parkway) and August 1, 2016 (North Freeway)!

Join BigKidSmallCity and KatyMomsBlog for TWO More Summer Parties as Unique as Houston!  Mattress Mack has invited us back out to Gallery Furniture!   One party will be on Friday, July 29, 2016 at 7227 West Grand Parkway South, Richmond, TX 77407  and Monday, August 1, 2016 at the 6006 North Fwy, Houston, TX 77076!  Both are 11:00am-1:00pm. GRAND PARKWAY IS NOW FULL!  At Grand Parkway on … [Read More...]

Baskin-Robbins Rice Village… Cool Off with Polar Pizza!

Address: 2431 University Boulevard, Houston, TX 77005 Ice Cream Pizza!  When Baskin-Robbins at Rice Village invited us out to try their Polar Pizza, I was pretty excited.  A cookie cake and ice cream cake combo must be delicious. My daughter, on the other hand, was not so sure.  Apparently she had real concerns about ice cream, cheese and tomato sauce being served together. Well, we can … [Read More...]

Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, July 21-27, 2016!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for July 21-27!  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 July21-27 Get Ready for Summer Break 2016: Things to do through September 5, 2016 Parks, Pools, Splashpads and More to Do! Free Email Sent Thursday, with Things-To-Do Each … [Read More...]

Where around Houston? Lone Star Flight Museum!

Yesterday I asked where around Houston this picture was taken. It's from the Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston! … [Read More...]

Airplanes, Swimming, Eating and Sleeping… Marriott at George Bush Intercontinental Airport!

Address:  18700 John F Kennedy Blvd, Houston, TX 77032 Do we want to spend the weekend at the airport, swimming in the pool, eating at the restaurant and watching giant airplanes? Well, yes, yes we do. We won a 2 night stay at the Marriott at George Bush Intercontinental Airport and did just this! I had driven by this round hotel a hundred times before, but never knew what was inside. It … [Read More...]

Where in Houston?

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Galveston Island State Park… Beach, Nature Center, Trails, Fishing, Kayaking and More!

Address: 14901 Farm to Market 3005, Galveston, TX 77554 Admission: $5/Adult, Kids Under 12 are Free On the west side of Galveston, between West Beach and Jamaica Beach is Galveston Island State Park.  West and Jamaica are free drive-on-and-park-at-the-water beaches and the State Park is a paid walk-to-the-water beach.  The cool thing about Galveston Island State Park is that there are not many … [Read More...]

Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! July 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 2016

Plan on a great week and weekend! On Friday, go Under the Sea at the Houston Zoo.  Learn about marine animals and ocean homes... and enjoy the splashpad which will be open late!  On Saturday, learn about Texas Snakes at the HPL Summer Series at Discovery Green.  On Sunday, cool off at Shrek The Musical at Main Street Theater. Also, if you are a baseball fan, watch the Sugar Land Skeeters vs … [Read More...]

Surfside Jetty County Park… Beach, Playground, Fishing and More!

Address: 101 Parkview Rd, Surfside Beach, TX 77541 South of Houston is Surfside (and Surfside Beach)!  On the edge of town (which is very small and walk-able), is Surfside Jetty County Park! This free park, on the water, includes a playground, restrooms, parking, beach and jetty access.  When we visited on a weekend afternoon, the park was busy with picnickers, fishers, swimmers and kids on … [Read More...]

Top 8 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – July 18-24, 2016

Each week, I provide a list of things to do in Houston with kids.  The full event lists are for Thursday through Wednesday and can always be found HERE.  (Scroll through to find the dates you are looking for!) So you can look forward to the events Houston has going on this week (posted prior to the full list going live), here are the favorites for Monday through Friday, July 18-24, 2016.  And … [Read More...]

Ride METRORail to the Corner Bakery Cafe!

Address: 1000 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002 The best part about this restaurant is how you get there...  the Corner Bakery Cafe is located at the Main Street Square METRORail stop! We jumped on the train in the Museum District and hopped off in Downtown.  This restaurant is right where the train crosses the water fountain. Like all Corner Bakery Cafes, you order at the counter, fill up … [Read More...]

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