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Go Vote NOW! (Yes, we’re voting in MAY and yes, it’s important to HoustonISD families!)

May 6, 2017 is an election day! Early voting starts today and you can find a polling locations HERE! On May 6, HISD voters will be asked to decide how the district will pay its Recapture obligation to the state of Texas – by Purchasing Attendance Credits or through Detachment of Commercial Property. Proposition 1 is IMPORTANT to HoustonISD families:  Authorizing the board of trustees of … [Read More...]

Houston Ballet Academy Preschool Summer Classes & Workshops

You know you can get dressed up, go to the grand Wortham Theater and watch the amazing Houston Ballet perform.  But did you know that your preschooler can train with them? When our sponsor, Houston Ballet, told me this, I was intrigued... but is professional technical training too much for little kids?  Before I signed up my sweet and silly 5 year old, I decided to ask the experts. First up … [Read More...]

Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, April 27-May 3, 2017!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for April 27-May 3!  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 April 27-May 3 Free Email Sent Thursday, with Things-To-Do Each Weekend … [Read More...]

Where in Houston?

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Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! April 27, 28, 29, 30, May 1, 2, 3, 2017

Make this week and weekend great! Head to the Bayou Greenway Day at MacGregor Park on Brays Bayou Greenway. This free outdoor festival includes kayaking, face painting, arts and crafts and guided children's bike ride. You can also go to the FUNomenal Family Festival at Discovery Green!  This free event includes music, rides, activities and baby olympics! Or head to the theater to see Dr. … [Read More...]

Top 7 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – April 24-30, 2017

Plan on a 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, April 24-30, 2017! 1.  On Monday, take the little ones to the Tyke Hike at the Houston Arboretum. 2.  On Tuesday, go to Toddler Tuesday: Brown Bear … [Read More...]

Things to do in Houston, with kids, for Summer! Houston Events for May 30 – September 4, 2017

Look forward to the best Houston summer break ever! So you can plan your summer, here are all the family events scheduled for May 30 - September 4, 2017.  As events pop up, we’ll add them to the list… and since this is being posted so early, be sure to click the links and check before you head out to each venue. For a calendar view, go HERE.  (And we’ll keep on posting the weekly events … [Read More...]

Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published April 15-20, 2017!

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 April 15-20, 2017! Weekend Events: Full List of things to do in Houston, with kids, April 20-26 Video: Favorite Things to Do this Week & Weekend! April 20-26 Audio: Favorite Things to Do this Week & Weekend! … [Read More...]

Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary…. Get out of the city, without getting out of the city!

Address: 440 Wilchester Blvd, Houston, TX 77079 If you listen close, you can hear a busy street just outside the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary... but that might be the only clue you are in the middle of the city! Just look at these pictures... a pond, a creek, trails, trees and lots of birds and little critters are at the Edith L. Moore Sanctuary, right at 8 and 10 (on the west … [Read More...]

Audio: Favorite Houston Family Events for this Weekend: April 20-26, 2017

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of April 20, 2017, or watch the video HERE! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip: Full List of Weekend Events for April 20-26 Free Email Sent Thursday, with Things-To-Do Each Weekend … [Read More...]

Free Family Bayou Greenway Day… Saturday, April 29, 2017!

Join Houston Parks Board for its third annual Bayou Greenway Day, a free outdoor festival on the bayou for the whole family. Experience the beauty of Brays Bayou Greenway while enjoying free activities in MacGregor Park. During the festival, families can enjoy their bayou by walking, biking, running, strolling, playing and even paddling along Brays Bayou Greenway. Event programming provided … [Read More...]

Sustainable Living Your Way Event at IKEA Houston, April 22, 2017

This Saturday, join our sponsor, IKEA, for the Sustainable Living Your Way Event!  On April 22, 2017 at 9:30am-6:00pm, learn how to live more sustainably without a lot of effort or money. Bring your gently used furniture. IKEA will donate it to Goodwill Industries and give you a $20 off $150 purchase coupon. Then step inside IKEA for a day filled with: • Benefits of Biking Seminar: Learn … [Read More...]

M&M Grill… The hole in the wall with great burgers (but we forgot to order the burger).

Address: 6921 Almeda Rd, Houston, TX 77021 So, it's a no-frills grill that makes Arabian-influenced American & Mexican fare with Halal meat? I had no idea what to expect from M & M Grill... but a reader recommended it as a hole-in-the-wall with great burgers.  And since I love hole-in-the-wall restaurants and recommendations... we went to M & M Grille this week! Located on … [Read More...]

From Discovery Green: TODAY’S TODDLER TUESDAY (APRIL 18, 2017) IS CANCELLED DUE TO THE WEATHER

From Discovery Green: TODAY’S TODDLER TUESDAY (APRIL 18, 2017) IS CANCELLED DUE TO THE WEATHER. If it gets rescheduled, I will let you know when I know!  For now, here is schedule for the rest of the season: April 25: Brown Bear Brown Bear: The gentle rhyming and gorgeous, tissue-paper collage illustrations in this classic picture book make it a dog-eared favorite on many children's … [Read More...]

Where in Houston? Shepherd Dr., South of Washington Ave.

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken. It's from Shepherd Dr., south of Washington Ave. … [Read More...]

Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, April 20-26, 2017!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for April 20-26!  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 April 20-26 Free Email Sent Thursday, with Things-To-Do Each Weekend … [Read More...]

Where in Houston?

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

Make plans for a great week and weekend in Houston, with kids! Celebrate Earth Day at the Houston Arboretum for outdoor activities and nature crafts.  Or celebrate at the Earth Day Bash at the Children’s Museum of Houston or at Earth Day on the Avenida. You can also enjoy art workshops, gallery games, performances as explore women's history at the Bayou Bend & Rienzi Family Day! Or go … [Read More...]

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