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That Escape Place: Intense Family Friendly Team Building

No way we are going to an escape room. These are scary, not for kids and a little bit strange. Right? Well, two things changed my mind. First, I met up with my cousins for the first time in years... and they were talking about how much fun they had at an ESCAPE ROOM. And days after this, That Escape Place invited us out to try their escape room! That Escape Place assured me that their rooms … [Read More...]

Where in Houston?

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Cooking with the Kids: Potato and Spring Leek Soup

Hello BigKidSmallCity readers! I have missed cooking and blogging with you. It’s been a long while, and I am happy to be back; my girls are too. They were incredibly excited to be doing a post again. Hope you enjoy this one! This past winter, I purchased a recipe book for a friend. It was a beautiful and vibrant recipe book with excellent reviews. It seemed well-written and a great gift for … [Read More...]

Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! July 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 2017

It's going to be another great week in Houston, with kids! Cool off with Snow at the Houston Zoo.  There will be two snow fields, for big and little kids... just go early before the Houston summer melts the snow! Head inside to see Harry Potter in Concert at Jones Hall and The Wizard of Oz at Main Street Theater.  (For the Wizard of Oz, look for discount tickets on affiliate Goldstar!)  You … [Read More...]

Top 10 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – July 17-23, 2017

Make plans for another great week in Houston, with kids! So you can look forward to the events, posted prior to the full list going live, here are the top things to do for Monday through Sunday, July 17-23, 2017! 1.  Monday through Wednesday, go see the Skeeters vs Barnstormers at Constellation Field. (You might find some discount tickets on affiliate Goldstar!) 2.  On Tuesday, print … [Read More...]

Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published July 8-14, 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 weekend events, Houston parks, kid friendly restaurants and things to do… here are the updates from this week, July 8-14, 2017! Weekend Events: Full List of things to do in Houston, with kids, July 13-19 Video: Favorite Things to Do this Week & … [Read More...]

Lake West – The Hidden Lake at Faith West: Summer Camp Fun… Minus the Summer Camp!

Address: 2225 1/2 Porter Road, Katy, TX 77493 Lake West, The Hidden Lake is summer camp fun... without the summer camp! We were just talking about all the lake activities my big kids had at sleep-away camp... and Janie from Fun2Go Misters told us we could find that in Katy... but without going away to camp! The Hidden Lake has swimming, sand beach, zip lines and huge inflatables!  There … [Read More...]

As Seen on KPRC2: Summer ‘staycation’ on the cheap

"Americans are expected to spend $98 billion this summer for travel, which is a 5 percent increase from last year. However, with flight and hotel prices on the rise, some may be looking to cut down on spending by staying close to home." Get your ideas for a Houston staycation from Amy Davis on KPRC Channel 2! … [Read More...]

Kind Give Away: Children’s Museum Membership… for Your Friend!

Parenting isn't always pretty. Not long ago I was at a restaurant with my kids and another family. One of mine was having a hard day and was acting pretty bad. After a few minutes at the table, I carried him outside, had a little heart to heart and we marched back in to apologize to our friend. I was really pretty tired and just waiting for some other patron to make a comment about bad kids … [Read More...]

Summer Break Party at Gallery Furniture! July 18, 2017 (North Freeway)

Let's celebrate summer break!  Bring the kids to Gallery Furniture for crafts, lunch and fun!  We have ONE free event coming up… you just need to reserve a spot! It will be on Tuesday, July 18, 11:00am-1:00pm, at 6006 North Fwy, Houston, TX 77076! Kids will get to see the monkeys and exotic birds, make crafts, race down the giant slides, jump on mattresses and eat lunch! And it's … [Read More...]

Where to Eat by Discovery Green… McAlister’s Deli at Avenida Houston!

Address: 1001-D Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010 After years of construction by Discovery Green, the Avenida is open and buzzing with activity!  After a morning at the park, we found a great family option... McAlister's Deli! This spot (and the whole Avenida) can be very busy during conferences... but on the day we went, we had a quick, good and easy lunch! At the deli, you … [Read More...]

Where in Houston? Abejas Boutique, on South Blvd. near Kirby!

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken. It's from Abejas Boutique, on South Blvd. near Kirby! … [Read More...]

Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, July 13-19, 2017!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for July 13-19!  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 13-19 Things to do in Houston, with kids, this summer Stay Cool this Summer… FREE Houston Splashpads, Pools & Air Conditioned Venues! Free Email Sent Thursday, with … [Read More...]

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Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! July 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2017

Plan out another great week and weekend, in Houston, with kids! This events list is brought to you by our sponsor, Mosaic Dermatology Houston! Enjoy the theater with kids... with The Wizard of Oz at Main Street Theater, Garbage Island 3.0 at the Rec Room and the Express Theatre’s Hilltop Festival for Children at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Watch some baseball with the Astros vs Twins at Minute … [Read More...]

Top 10 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – July 10-16, 2017

Make plans for another great week in Houston, with kids! So you can look forward to the events, posted prior to the full list going live, here are the top things to do for Monday through Sunday, July 10-16, 2017! 1. On Monday, learn Chinese with the Chinese Storytime at the McGovern-Stella Link Neighborhood Library. 2.  On Tuesday, print the coupon for the Two for Tuesday (Buy One Get One … [Read More...]

Wet’n’Wild Splashtown: Tips for visiting with lots of kids (and not many adults)!

Address: 21300 Interstate 45 N, Spring, TX 77373 There is one thing we know for sure... Houston is HOT and will be HOT all summer long!  This is why we were excited when Wet'n'Wild Splashtown invited us back out this week. We went last year and had a great time running from slides to pools to the lazy river and tree house.  What was new for us this year was that I did it on my own (plus the … [Read More...]

Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published July 1-7, 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 weekend events, Houston parks, kid friendly restaurants and things to do… here are the updates from this week, July 1-7, 2017! Weekend Events: Full List of things to do in Houston, with kids, July 6-12 Video: Favorite Things to Do this Week & … [Read More...]

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