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Oil Ranch Big Pumpkins

Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): October 23-29, 2014

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of October 16-22, 2014! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio … [Read More...]

Oil Ranch Lake and Barn

Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids!  October 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29,  2014

Plan on another great weekend!  It's nearly Halloween and families have a lot to do in Houston! Start Saturday by painting the walls and floors at … [Read More...]

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Oil Ranch Windmill

Oil Ranch – Visiting Houston’s Parks (& Farms!) One Week at a Time!

Address:  23501 Macedonia Road : Hockley, TX 77447 Admission:  $14.95 per person, 24 months & Up (Group Rates Available) The local farms are … [Read More...]

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

Address:   2402 Munger St, Houston, TX 77023 Smither Park is not your usual park!  Located next to the Orange Show Monument, this lot is being … [Read More...]

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Oil Ranch Lake and Barn

Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids!  October 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29,  2014

Plan on another great weekend!  It's nearly Halloween and families have a lot to do in Houston! Start Saturday by painting the walls and floors at Main Street Theater, with professional graffiti artist Daniel Anguilu and sidewalk artist Life in Colors! Get your pumpkin carved and blinged at Mandell Park on the same morning.  The first 20 kids can get a free pumpkin there.  Everyone can bring … [Read More...]

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Where in Houston? City Hall!

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken. It's from just inside the front door of City Hall, on the ceiling! It's open to the public and right by the Houston Visitor Center. Go see it! … [Read More...]

Rigatoni with Broccoli and Sausage

Quick & Easy Dinner Idea: Rigatoni with Broccoli and Sausage

Hi this is Pranika! I am still working on my 4 year-old being open to food that is not deconstructed. When meal planning last week, I showed her a recipe with a picture of pasta with turkey and broccoli and to my surprise, she said okay. I changed the recipe up a bit to accommodate our family and served it as a one pot meal, with no additional sides. It was quite simple, full of flavor and … [Read More...]

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Smither Park at Orange Show 2

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

Address:   2402 Munger St, Houston, TX 77023 Smither Park is not your usual park!  Located next to the Orange Show Monument, this lot is being transformed into an outrageous work of art! All over the park, broken ceramics, bottle caps, tiles and shells create playful works of art. There is a stage, pavilion, swings and soon... a "coin roll" were visitors can watch quarters follow pathways … [Read More...]

Scott Family Picture

Meet Chanda Scott of The Pampered Pickle – Houston mom, letting you get all your baby items, without buying them!

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 you try all your baby products, without having to buy them?! Meet Chanda Scott of The Pampered Pickle! In her own words, she tells us about her family, her business and what she likes about Houston! Hello Houstonians, we're The Scott … [Read More...]

Houston Mural

Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): October 16-22, 2014

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of October 16-22, 2014! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip: Full List of Weekend Events for October 16-22 Free Email Sent Thursday, with Things-To-Do Each Weekend … [Read More...]

Brooke Hair Color

What is the best place to get kid haircuts in Houston? You asked us!

When it comes to kid haircuts, I look for someone who can do a good job... and do it quick! I've found that "kid" hairdressers know how to move fast and get the job done before the kids get squirmy... or take a break and calm the kids if the they need a little extra time. Of course, if your "grown up" hairdresser is great with kids, that might be a good option too (and they may give you a good … [Read More...]

Cadillac Bar in Houston Heights

Cadillac Bar – Our Search for Houston’s Best Restaurants for Kids

Location: 1802 S. Shepherd Houston 77007 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. We had a family dinner last Saturday and we wanted a place everybody could enjoy so we picked The Cadillac Bar on Shepherd Dr. It is a classic in Houston. We were not the only ones with this … [Read More...]

Zoo Boo Houston Zoo

Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! October 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2014

Look forward to another great weekend in Houston!  The farms are open and there are a lot of fall festivals and activities on the calendar! On Saturday and Sunday is the Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival at the Nature Discovery Center.  The park will be transformed into a carnival with festival games, an obstacle course, horse drawn wagons and pumpkins! On Saturday, head tot he Sabine Promenade … [Read More...]

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Where in Houston? Mist Tree at Discovery Green!

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

Kale in One Pot Pasta

Quick & Easy Dinner Idea: One Pot Pasta

Hi this is Pranika! Most of the time I love to cook, BUT, I do not love to do dishes. So anything that indicates one-pot meal is something that usually catches my eye. I get updates from Huffington Post on my facebook feed and saw “The 3-step pasta dinner you have got to try.” I clicked the link and at first glance it looked good so I clicked within the article to find the recipe. The intro to … [Read More...]

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Dennys Ambassador with Crooked Smile

I’ll Diet All Year, Just to Eat “Pumpkin Everything” This Fall

One of my favorite things about Fall:  Pumpkins!  Pumpkin coffee, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin shakes, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin taffy, pumpkin lotion, pumpkin soap and "pumpkin everything"! Take something boring, add some pumpkin, and suddenly you have a Fall treat that I can't resist. Last year I filled my freezer with pumpkin coffee grounds, just to keep the magic alive.  Really.  I did.  And … [Read More...]

Train on Bellaire Blvd

Paseo Park & Historic Trolley in Bellaire – Visiting Houston’s Parks, One Week at a Time!

Address: 5000 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, Texas 77401 This week's park has no playground and is in the middle of a busy road. BUT, if you are like us and have mini train (trolley) fanatics in the family, you need to visit Paseo Park in Bellaire. This park is in a wide strip of land in the middle of Bellaire Boulevard, just outside 610.  There is a nice shaded trail and a historic trolley. It … [Read More...]

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Meet Zoe McCoy of Powerful Play Child Life Services – Providing Medical Play & Support to Houston Kids!

At BigKidSmallCity, we believe the more we know about the people of Houston, the smaller our city feels. And who better to meet than someone providing medical play, education and support for children with a new diagnosis, upcoming procedure, or fear of going to the doctor or dentist?! Meet Zoe McCoy of Powerful Play Child Life Services! In her own words, she tells us about her family, her … [Read More...]

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