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Give Away: Get Ready for Holiday Baking with Imperial Sugar

It's time for holiday baking... and we want to help fill you pantry! Eleven winners will get 5 big bags of Imperial Sugar! These are coupons for absolutely FREE (NOT buy one get one free and NOT discounted) Imperial Sugar... and each can be the big size, up to $3.75 each. So, if you plan to do a lot of baking this holiday, sign up to fill up the pantry! Contest Ends: Friday, December 9, … [Read More...]

Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, December 8-14, 2016!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for December 8-14!  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 December 8-14 Christmas Activities, Festivals, Shows, Lights & Family Fun! The Christmas Pajamas Free Email Sent Thursday, with Things-To-Do Each Weekend … [Read More...]

Museum Memberships & Local Tickets… What to give Houston families for Christmas!

Every year my mother-in-law asks what we want for Christmas... and it used to be that I did not have a good answer.  There are things we want but that are hard to ship across the country... and lots of things that could be purchased, but we don't have a lot of use for. Several years ago, she had the idea to send a zoo membership and we used it all year long... and since then, memberships are … [Read More...]

Give Away: Magical Winter Lights Tickets, Carnival Wristband and Parking Pass!

Oh friends, I have a big holiday give away for you! Magical Winter Lights is at the Gulf Greyhound Park and is a giant lantern festival with lights, carnival and entertainment.  It is open through January 8, 2017... and I have tickets to give away! Not only will the winner get 4 general admission tickets to the Magical Winter Lights (good any one day), but they will also get 4 Unlimited … [Read More...]

Where in Houston?

Where in Houston was this picture taken? … [Read More...]

Matching Christmas Pajamas, Happy Holidays & Grinch Popcorn from Imperial Sugar

When I was a kid, my mom would fill a big brown paper bag with popcorn, drizzle with a hot brown sugar mixture... and shake! She has an old hand written recipe from my kindergarten teacher, and has always made caramel corn this way. So, when our sponsor, Imperial Sugar, asked me to make a recipe from Kids in the Kitchen, I chose Grinch Popcorn... but said I was going to do it my mom's … [Read More...]

Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! December 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 2016

Happy Holidays!  There is so much to do in Houston, it's going to be hard to pick our favorites this week! We love the ICE at Discovery Green (including Skate with Santa on Saturday)... as long as the weather is not too warm or too wet!  Also, this week's screen on the green is Elf at Discovery Green! Each year we go to the Kinder Station Holiday Party at Hermann Park.  We also like Zoo … [Read More...]

Model Trains at Second Baptist… Now through January 1, 2017!

The trains are at Second!  The Atrium at the Second Baptist Woodway Campus is full of model trains.  And friends, it's not just one or two trains. There are mountains, tunnels, bridges and buildings and tons of trains.  Plus there are steps for kids to get a good view... and two bubbles so kids can crawl to the middle and see the trains from the inside of the layout.  (See more pictures … [Read More...]

Pictures with Santa at the Galleria Mall Houston, 2016

HO HO HO! Santa is back at the Houston Galleria Mall, by Gymboree in the Nordstrom wing. Park by Nordstrom in the garage and find Santa on the first floor. The hours are Monday to Friday 10am - 9pm, Saturday 10am - 9pm and Sunday 11am - 7pm. Get all the details HERE.  Picture packages are $24.99 to $49.99. … [Read More...]

Top 8 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – December 5-11, 2016

Plan out another great week in Houston, with kids! Each week, we publish the list of things to do for the weekend.  So you can look forward to the events, posted prior to the full list going live, here are the favorites for Monday through Sunday, December 5-11, 2016. 1.  All week long,  take the little ones to skate at the ICE at Discovery Green.  There is a small rink for the youngest kids … [Read More...]

Let’s Play for Change at IKEA through December 24, 2016

When my oldest went to preschool, I learned that play is a child's work.  When they run, dig, paint, laugh and listen, they develop essential new skills. Sadly, many children around the world lack safe spaces to play... and this is the reason for the new IKEA campaign.  Through December 24, 2016, our partner IKEA says, "Let’s Play for Change!". For every child’s book, toy or play furniture … [Read More...]

Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published November 26 – December 2, 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 November 26-December 2, 2016! Weekend Events: Full List of things to do in Houston, with kids, December 1-7 Video: Favorite Things to Do this Week & Weekend! December 1-7 Audio: Favorite Things to Do this Week & … [Read More...]

Forestgate Park and Pool in The Woodlands

Address: 7505 S. Forestgate Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77382 Last week we discovered the amazing Burroughs Park... and noticed a whole lot of nearby green squares on the map. So, as we like to do, the next week we set off to see what was in these green patches. One that we found was Forestgate Park! This big park in The Woodlands has 2 play structures, swings, a bunch of picnic tables and … [Read More...]

Audio: Favorite Houston Family Events for this Weekend: December 1-7, 2016

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of December 1, 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 December 1-7 Christmas Activities, Festivals, Shows, Lights & Family Fun! Free Email Sent Thursday, with Things-To-Do Each Weekend … [Read More...]

Melt Gourmet Grilled Cheese… Strawberries, S’mores and Almost Anything You Can Imagine!

Address: 14030 Telge Road, Cypress, Texas I have a couple kids that will eat almost anything... and one that will eat a lot things... but they must not be combined or cooked.  He's on the raw, uncooked, nothing touching diet. Well, the most amazing thing happened at Melt Gourmet Grilled Cheese. Melt has gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and we visited the Cypress restaurant.  You order at … [Read More...]

Free Personalized Santa Video from Portable North Pole

Get your free personalized video from Santa! These include your child's name and picture and are delivered to your email inbox. I send them each year to my kids... and usually surprise my grown-up brothers with phone calls from the man in red. My kids anxiously await the delivery from Santa... and when my younger brother gets a call at Christmas time, he looks at me and says, "This better not … [Read More...]

Where in Houston? Rice Village!

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken. It's on Kelvin on the wall facing Pier 1 in Rice Village. Look up to see it! … [Read More...]

Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, December 1-7, 2016!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for December 1-7!  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 December 1-7 Christmas Activities, Festivals, Shows, Lights & Family Fun! Free Email Sent Thursday, with Things-To-Do Each Weekend … [Read More...]

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