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Where in Houston?

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

Address:  930 1/2 Corbindale Road, Houston, TX 77024 Hedwig Park is a big shady park, right next to the Spring Branch Library, with so many play stations that the equipment at Hedwig could fill at least 4 other parks.  Toddler play area, big play structures, teeter totter, climbing sculpture, swings, bars, hippos and more. Free parking is available on the street and you can visit the … [Read More...]

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Half Day in Houston: Little Waterfall Park, Interactive Art & Lunch

Having fun with the family and exploring Houston can be easy!  If you have a few hours, we have ideas on how to spend them with the kids. In this Half Day in Houston series, find a place to park, play, explore and eat… all in one spot.  Pick what you like or combine with another Half Day post! In this adventure, grab a coffee at Black Hole, swing by Bell Park and walk over to the Museum of … [Read More...]

Houston Zoo Gorilla Exhibit

Audio: Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): July 23-29, 2015

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of July 23, 2015, 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 23-29 Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, this Weekend Summer Bucket List Free Email Sent Thursday, with Things-To-Do Each Weekend … [Read More...]

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Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, July 23-29, 2015

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for July 23-29!  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 July 23-29 Summer 2015 Resources Free Email Sent Thursday, with Things-To-Do Each Weekend … [Read More...]

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Golden Oolong at 99 Ranch Market – Our Search for Houston’s Best Restaurants for Kids

Address:  1041 Blalock Road, Houston, Texas 77055 Golden Oolong is a sunny and casual restaurant next to 99 Ranch Market.  Let me tell you about Golden Oolong by telling you a story first. A few years ago I was on a business trip in Taipei and ran into a grocery store to buy some candies for my kids.  As I debated how to fit the treats into my luggage, my co-worker pointed out the obvious... … [Read More...]

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Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids!  July 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 2015

Plan on another great week and weekend with the kids! On Thursday, visit many of Houston's museums for free.  This includes the Museum of Fine Arts, and the awesome Shadow Monsters and Summer Art Explorer event. On Friday, cool off at the Houston Zoo's Cool Night.  This week the theme is sports... and includes a Zoovie Night.  Bring a blanket and watch "Sandlot"! On Saturday, learn about … [Read More...]

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Where in Houston? MECA, Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts!

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken. It's from MECA, Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts! … [Read More...]

Little Free Library in Houston Heights

Little Free Library: Bring Your Old Books… Search for Library Boxes All Over Houston!

Have you seen these Little Free Libraries all over Houston? They are perched in front of homes, community centers and shops.  You just bring your old books and trade for new ones! We found this yellow submarine on Pecore Street in the Heights.  We were on our way to a park, but when we saw this quirky box, we made a quick turn, parked on the side street, found a book in our car and ran over to … [Read More...]

Hopping Over Hurdles Made from Dollar Store Noodles BigKidSmallCity

9 {Easy to Assemble} Activities for Kids… All Made with Dollar Store Supplies

We are really good at getting out into Houston and exploring the city... and really bad at making our own fun at home. I'm not at all crafty or creative and often run out of ideas for at-home entertainment. If it's not Legos or books, I usually don't have any new ideas... But recently I was challenged by Kat Cosley at ABC13 to see what I could create with supplies from the Dollar Store, and I … [Read More...]

Boomers Houston MiniGolf Water and Bridge

Boomers Go-Karts, Bumper Boats, Mini Golf, Batting Cages and More

Address:  17190 State Hwy 249, Houston, TX 77064 When I was a kid, I lived in a small town and we didn't have a zoo or museum or the venues we visit daily in Houston.  What we did have was a complex with go-karts, bumper boats, batting cages and mini golf. I went to dozens of birthday parties here and played lots of mini golf and drove lots of bumper boats... but my own kids had never done … [Read More...]

Sitting at Houston Zoo

Top 10 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – July 20-26, 2015

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, here are the favorites for Monday through Sunday, July 20-26, 2015! 1.  On Tuesday, visit the Aquarium for half … [Read More...]

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Where in Houston?

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

Address:  3311 Beauchamp Street, Houston, TX 77009 As far as Houston Spark Parks go, this has to be one of the best... maybe better than the Wilson Wonderground... It's Travis Spark Park! This park is in a nice Heights neighborhood and has a challenging play structure, rock wall, sandbox, fitness center, spinning center... and dinosaur bones! The Spark Park Program develops school parks … [Read More...]

Reading 13 Story Treehouse at Playground at Houston Zoo

Audio: Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): July 16-22, 2015

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of July 16, 2015, 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 16-22 Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, this Weekend Summer Bucket List Free Email Sent Thursday, with Things-To-Do Each Weekend … [Read More...]

Caninos Market Produce

Half Day in Houston: Permanent Farmer’s Market, Mexican Bakery & Lunch

Having fun with the family and exploring Houston can be easy!  If you have a few hours, we have ideas on how to spend them with the kids. In this Half Day in Houston series, find a place to park, play, explore and eat… all in one spot.  Pick what you like or combine with another Half Day post! In this adventure, visit Canino's Produce Market, be amazed by the cases of pastries at El Bolillo … [Read More...]

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Houston Public Library’s Camp STREAM… A FREE day camp in August

Camp STREAM is the Houston Public Library's FREE week-long summer program that teaches STREAM topics (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Math) each day of the week. Topics include: Renewable Energy Creative Writing LEGO Robotics Video Making Computer Programming Video Game Design Theatre Play For Summer 2015, there are 4 locations, for … [Read More...]

The Woodlands Resort Waterfall at Slides BigKidSmallCity

An Amazing Family Vacation… Just 30 Minutes Away. Tips for Visiting The Woodlands Resort!

I think family vacations are hard... coordinating schedules, buying tickets, booking hotels, planning out itineraries and packing every kid thing we might need is overwhelming and probably why we rarely take big family vacations. Besides visiting grandparents, we generally stick to day trips. The trick with this is, we never really take a break from our daily routine and rarely just enjoy free … [Read More...]

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