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Favorite Houston Events for this Thanksgiving Weekend (and Week): November 27-December 3, 2014

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of November 27-December 3, 2014! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the … [Read More...]

Ice at Discovery Green from the Side

Things to do in Houston today, and this Thanksgiving weekend, with kids!  November 27, 28, 29, 30, December 1, 2, 3, 2014

It's a long holiday weekend in Houston! On Thanksgiving day, watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade and then head over to Discovery Green for ice … [Read More...]

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Alexander Deussen Park Playground

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

Address: 12303 Sonnier Street,Houston, TX 77044 Alexander Deussen Park is a HUGE park located on the south west shore of Lake Houston. It sprawls … [Read More...]

Houston City Hall as seen from Buffalo Bayou

What to give Houston Moms & Families for Christmas… that they can actually use and enjoy all year long!

It happens each year... my mother-in-law wants to know what we want for Christmas.  She really wants to give us a nice gift and I really can't think … [Read More...]

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BigKidSmallCity on NewsFix: Can Choosing the Wrong Preschool Ruin Your Kids Future?

Do you think choosing the wrong preschool can ruin your kids future? Watch the segment on NewsFix, featuring BigKidSmallCity! Spoiler Alert: My advice is to worry about the perfect preschool if it's important to you.  If you are only in a panic because other moms are in a panic, don't worry.  There are a lot of schools and a lot of types of preschools in Houston.  Just apply now if you want a … [Read More...]

Alexander Deussen Park Playground

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

Address: 12303 Sonnier Street,Houston, TX 77044 Alexander Deussen Park is a HUGE park located on the south west shore of Lake Houston. It sprawls over 309 acres and there are so many things to do that it would be easy to spend several hours or even a whole day there! There are several boat ramps where the park borders the lake, so if you’ve got a boat or jet skis you can spend some time out … [Read More...]

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Meet Amanda Barrett Hayes of Creative Moves for Tots – Houston Mom Letting Your Kids Explore Movement in a Safe and Nurturing Environment

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 letting your kids  explore movement in a safe and nurturing environment?! Meet Amanda Barrett Hayes of Creative Moves for Tots. In her own words, she tells us about her family, her business and what she likes about Houston! We are a funny mix! I'm … [Read More...]

Buffalo Bayou Lunar Lighting Credits Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau photographer Mike Herrera5

Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): November 20-26, 2014

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of November 20-26, 2014! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip: Full List of Weekend Events for November 20-26 Houston Holiday Events for November & December 2014 Free Email Sent Thursday, with Things-To-Do Each Weekend … [Read More...]

Mustang Cat Dealership Christmas Tractors

What is your Favorite Houston Holiday Event? You asked us!

We're the people that put up our Christmas tree right after Halloween... but we keep the curtains closed until after Thanksgiving, so no one will know just how crazy we are for the holidays.  So, shhhhh, don't tell anyone. We do love Thanksgiving, but like to start celebrating Christmas early, just so we don't feel rushed in December.  We do a lot around Houston, we pull out our favorite … [Read More...]

Skewers Cafe Duck Plate

Skewers Mediterranean Café – Our Search for Houston’s Best Restaurants for Kids

Location:  3991 Richmond Ave, Houston TX 77027 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. This week, we went to Skewers Mediterranean Café and Grill on Richmond and Weslayan. It has been around for a long time and it is a great family-owned restaurant. Actually, the family … [Read More...]

Houston City Hall as seen from Buffalo Bayou

What to give Houston Moms & Families for Christmas… that they can actually use and enjoy all year long!

It happens each year... my mother-in-law wants to know what we want for Christmas.  She really wants to give us a nice gift and I really can't think of anything we really need...  And frankly, lots of things I'd like to pick out myself so we get the right size or right model or right color. You know we like to go on adventures around Houston and for those that can't organize these gifts, we ask … [Read More...]

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Where in Houston? University of Houston!

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken? It's one of many works of art at the University of Houston! … [Read More...]

The Ice at Discovery Green at Night

Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids!  November 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26,  2014

We're marching up to Thanksgiving and the Houston events calendar is full of family friendly activities! The Houston Zoo is lit up with millions of lights.  Wondering through after dark makes this familiar place seem brand new and magical.  Purchase tickets to Zoo Lights online each morning, to save a couple of dollars on admission. Head to The Woodlands on Sunday for the Lighting of the … [Read More...]

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Give the Gift of Adventure! Skip the Toy Aisle and Create a Memorable Houston Experience for the Kids!

Do you know those little games at the arcade where you put in a quarter and then move the claw to pick up a toy? That is what my house looks like. And the claw doesn’t work very well. The last thing we need is more little toys, that no one actually plays with, but still seem to get spread all over the floor and forget to pick up. My kids will most certainly get a few great toys at Christmas, … [Read More...]

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

Address:  8510 Will Clayton Pkwy, Humble, TX 77396 As we were driving through Humble last weekend we spotted Schott Park and it looked so inviting that we decided to stop there for a picnic lunch. I’m so glad we did because it turned out to be a great park! There are several covered picnic tables available, as well as a large covered pavilion. We chose a table, quickly finished our lunch, … [Read More...]

Houston Zoo Lights African Elephant

Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): November 13-19, 2014

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of November 13-19, 2014! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip: Full List of Weekend Events for November 13-19 Houston Holiday Events for November & December 2014 Free Email Sent Thursday, with Things-To-Do Each Weekend … [Read More...]

Main Street Indoor Park Gift Shop Store Front

Where can I find the best deals on Christmas gifts & holiday outings? You asked us!

BigKidSmallCity is all about "Things to Do", but we certainly love a good deal!  Lucky for us, there are some great websites that make sure we don't miss any deals! Where to Find Great Deals on Gifts & Supplies:  Hip2Save - Follow this blog and you'll have all your gifts and supplies, for cheap, in no time at all. MyLitter - A Houston area mom is bringing your lots of deals, recipes … [Read More...]

Christmas Decorations at Prima Pasta

What to buy in November, for celebrating the holidays in December!

I like to get a jump on the holidays so I can enjoy the season in December. From the number of questions I've gotten, it looks like many BigKidSmallCity readers feel the same way! So, what items need to get ordered now so you're ready for December? 1.  Advent Calendars! Open one flap each day until Christmas! LEGO City Advent Calendar LEGO Friends Advent Calendar Hello Kitty Pop-Up … [Read More...]

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