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Discovery Green Field of Light

Audio: Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): December 18-24, 2014

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of December 18-24, 2014, or see the video HERE! To help you navigate, below are the posts … [Read More...]

Jill Jarvis Ice at Discovery Green

Video: My Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, December 18-24, 2014. (And why this terrifies me.)

Friends - Do you want to know what I think is terrifying? Seeing myself on video. So guess what I'm going to do? Provide a weekly video clip of my … [Read More...]

Field of Light at Discovery Green Houston

Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! December 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 2014

Happy Holidays! Here are the things to do Houston through Christmas Eve. For a preview of things to do through New Years Eve, go HERE. Get ready … [Read More...]

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Houston Zoo Lights Giraffe

Winter Break 2014: Things to Do in Houston, with Kids!

Want to have the best Winter Break ever?  Here are the Houston resources you need! A list of Houston Events is published each week, HERE.  To get … [Read More...]

Mounted Patrol Feeding Horses

NOW FULL – BigKidSmallCity Meet Up: HPD Mounted Patrol Stables – 10:30am – December 22, 2014

Visiting the Houston Police Departments Mounted Patrol Stables is one of the coolest free things to do in Houston. In October, we had the most amazing … [Read More...]

Meyer Park Playground

Meyer Park in Spring – Visiting Houston’s Parks, One Week at a Time!

Address: 7700 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, Texas 77379 Do your kids play soccer in Spring? If so, you probably know about Meyer Park! It's connected … [Read More...]

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Where in Houston? Discovery Green!

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken. It's from the playground at Discovery Green! … [Read More...]

Field of Light at Discovery Green Houston

Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! December 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 2014

Happy Holidays! Here are the things to do Houston through Christmas Eve. For a preview of things to do through New Years Eve, go HERE. Get ready for Christmas with a holiday show!  You can see the all new Really Really Big Christmas Show at Second Baptist.  All ages are welcome and lap babies are admitted for free.  Extra shows have been added for Madeline’s Christmas  at Main Street … [Read More...]

Holiday Veggies

Quick & Easy Dinner: Simple Spaghetti & Holiday Veggies!

Hi, this is Pranika! Happy holidays! Tis the season for holiday parties, chaos, and fun. Amidst all the busyness of the season, I still try and find some time here and there to cook and use what’s in the refrigerator. We hosted a gingerbread house decorating party last weekend and I had leftover veggies from a veggie tray – light bulb! – roast what was left for a great side dish. Of course, … [Read More...]

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Mounted Patrol Feeding Horses

NOW FULL – BigKidSmallCity Meet Up: HPD Mounted Patrol Stables – 10:30am – December 22, 2014

Visiting the Houston Police Departments Mounted Patrol Stables is one of the coolest free things to do in Houston. In October, we had the most amazing time feeding the horses and learning about the Mounted Patrol at the BigKidSmallCity Meet-Up.  Over Winter Break, we're going to do it again! On Monday, December 22, 2014 at 10:30am, you can bring your kids, carrots, apples and peppermints and … [Read More...]

Meyer Park Playground

Meyer Park in Spring – Visiting Houston’s Parks, One Week at a Time!

Address: 7700 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, Texas 77379 Do your kids play soccer in Spring? If so, you probably know about Meyer Park! It's connected to the fabulous Collins Park by walking path, and has a great playground of its own! Meyer Park is a 180 acres with 2 playgrounds, 26 soccer fields, 2 softball fields, a basketball court, restrooms, paved trails, fishing and 15 exercise … [Read More...]

Hermann Park Train in the Trees

Party at the Train Station… Get VIP Access All Year Long… Saturday, December 13, 2014

This Saturday, bring your little conductors to the Hermann Park Holiday Party for free face painting, crafts and activities... AND, you can have the opportunity to ride the train for free, as many times as you want, without waiting in line, on THIS Saturday, and EVERY Saturday for a year. On Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 10:00-2:00pm, join me at the Holiday Party.  No reservations are … [Read More...]

ICE at Discovery Green GRB

Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): December 11-17, 2014

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of December 11-17, 2014! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip: Full List of Weekend Events for December 11-17 Houston Holiday Events for December 2014 Free Email Sent Thursday, with Things-To-Do Each Weekend … [Read More...]

Houston Zoo Lights Joy

Where is the best place to see holiday lights in Houston? You asked us!

Houston is so big that to answer this question, I pulled in experts from all over the city... YOU!  Here are suggestions from me and from the BigKidSmallCity community! Prestonwood Forest Neighborhood Zoo Lights River Oaks Neighborhood Moody Gardens Dickenson Lights Lights in the Heights Woodland Heights, Norhill, & Oak Forest Neighborhoods CAT Mustang Dealership (See the … [Read More...]

Cheeseburger and Fries from Skeeters

Skeeter’s Mesquite Grill – Our Search for Houston’s Best Restaurants for Kids

Location:  5529 Weslayan Houston TX 77005 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. I have to thank my friend Allison for recommending this restaurant. She lives in Bellaire and is great at scouting places for me! Skeeter’s Mesquite Grill on Weslayan and Bissonnet was … [Read More...]

Smither Park at Orange Show 2

Where in Houston? Smither Park!

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken. It's from Smither Park near Orange Show! … [Read More...]

Houston Zoo Lights 1

Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! December 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 2014

Make your plans for another great week and weekend in Houston! The ICE is open at Discovery Green, the Zoo is lit up each night and 12 little girls in 2 straight lines are waiting to entertain your Madeline fan at Main Street Theater. The Houston Symphony’s Night Before Christmas is on Saturday.  Even lap babies are allowed in the theater, so this hour long show is fun for the entire … [Read More...]

Smither Park at Orange Show 2

Where in Houston?

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Don and Sylvia Collins Park Giant Treehouse Playground

Don & Sylvia Collins Park in Spring – Visiting Houston’s Parks, One Week at a Time!

Address: 6727 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, Texas 77379 Oh, oh, ohhhhhhh! I've reviewed a lot of Houston area parks, and Collins Park is a great one...  Two playgrounds, skate park, restrooms, nature trails, fishing... and a GIANT THREE STORY TREE HOUSE! Collins Park is 55 acres and I'm certain you could spend a week (or all of childhood) enjoying everything.  There are 5 softball fields, 4 … [Read More...]

City Hall from Side Street

Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): December 4-10, 2014

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of December 4-10, 2014! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip: Full List of Weekend Events for December 4-10 Houston Holiday Events for December 2014 Free Email Sent Thursday, with Things-To-Do Each Weekend … [Read More...]

Houston Zoo Lights at Entrance

When is the best time to visit Zoo Lights? You asked us!

When Zoo Lights started a few years ago, I didn't like that Zoo Members still had to pay for not-very-discounted admission... but after one visit, they won me over and it's become one of our favorite Houston holiday activities. We've gone on busy nights... and on empty nights... and if you can handle the fun before bedtime on a school night, I recommend a week night adventure! On the Houston … [Read More...]

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