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Fat Cat Creamery Houston Heights Walls

Fat Cat Creamery – Our Search for Houston’s Best Restaurants for Kids!

Location: 1901 N Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77008 Age Appropriate: All ages Price: $$ We think that the review on the first week of school should be especially fun and kid-friendly! We always take out our son for ice cream after his first day and we went to a really fun – and highly popular- place in the Heights: Fat Cat Creamery. It is a very special ice cream shop. Everything there is not … [Read More...]

Jill Jarvis Favorite Things August 27

Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, August 27-September 2, 2015

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for August 27-September 2!  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 August 27-September 2 The Swagger Wagon Free Email Sent Thursday, with Things-To-Do Each Weekend … [Read More...]

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Where in Houston? Alabama near Blodgett!

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken. It's from Alabama near Blodgett! … [Read More...]

Jones Plaza Waterfall in Houston

Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids!  August 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, September 1, 2, 2015

Back to school, back to the routine and back to some of our favorite events. The annual Theater District Open House is this weekend!  On Sunday, visit the Downtown Theater District for live performances, to meet performers and to go backstage for free! Take the family to Bats on the Bayou at Watonga Park at the Watonga Bridge on Friday.  Learn about bats from the experts, enjoy bat-themed … [Read More...]

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Where in Houston?

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

TPWD Mexican (Brazilian) free-tailed bats in flight by Thomas Kunz, Boston University

Top 5 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – August 24-30, 2015

Each week, I provide a list of things to do in Houston with kids.  The full event lists are for Thursday through Wednesday and can always be found HERE.  (Scroll through to find the dates you are looking for!) So you can look forward to the events Houston has going on this week (posted prior to the full list going live), here are the favorites for Monday through Sunday, August 24-30, … [Read More...]

Alamo Draft House Vintage Park

Houston Restaurant Weeks: Alamo Drafthouse

Through September 7, you can support the Houston Food Bank by eating out around town.  Some spots are family friendly, some are best for date night or girls night...  All are set menus and a chance to try things you may not have thought to order on your own.  Find the details HERE. Alamo Drafthouse invited me out to try the menu. It was a pretty cool night out, because... 1. It was a date … [Read More...]

Toyota by Orange Show

The Magical Minivan #LetsGoPlaces

A couple of days ago, I asked you to guess what kind of Toyota I chose... Well, I can confirm that I chose the Swagger Wagon.  Yes, I chose the minivan. Why on earth would I chose the minivan?  Let me tell you:  I have a lot of kids and even more car-poolers.  The small cars just won't work. My 20-year-old self would be shocked, but I like the minivan.  Sliding doors that don't smack the … [Read More...]

Fall Creek Playground Teeter Totter

Fall Creek Sports Complex {& Playground} – Visiting Houston’s Parks, One Week at a Time

Address: 14300 Fall Creek View Drive, Humble, TX 77396 If you had an ultra modern house, this is the playground you would put in the backyard!  The Sports Complex at Fall Creek has a sleek play structure in the middle of the ball fields. The main structure is an arc with ropes for climbing, 2 suspended chairs, a swiveling climbing board, rock walls and more.  The playground also has swings, … [Read More...]

Maid of the Mist Crows Nest Niagara Falls New York

Things to Do in Western New York, with Kids: Niagara Falls, Lewiston, Lockport, Olcott & Great Lakes

I've been married to a Western-New-Yorker for 14 years and have visited Western New York many many times.  Unlike New York City, this part of the state has farms, orchards, lakes and a slightly slower pace of life. For a long time I thought a trip to upstate was a trip to the country, with no city to explore and nothing to do.  And much of it is "the country"...  but once I started actually … [Read More...]

Joe Reading at Mandell Park

Audio: Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): August 20-26, 2015

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of August 20, 2015, or watch the video HERE! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip: Full List of Weekend Events for August 20-26 Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, this Weekend Reserve a Spot at the BigKidSmallCity Storytime Free Email Sent Thursday, with Things-To-Do Each Weekend … [Read More...]

Toyota

BigKidSmallCity’s in a Swagger Wagon

Well friends, I must have made it to the big times because Toyota just offered to give me a car. So, from the long list of Toyotas, which one did I choose to drive for a week? Here's your hint: Imagine us performing this Swagger Wagon song and dance, all week long. #LetsGoPlaces … [Read More...]

Pranika on ABC13 Segment

As Seen on ABC13: 5 Lunchbox Ideas that Don’t Include Sandwiches

It's back to school and back to school lunches!  If you need some easy ideas that don't included sandwiches, watch Pranika on ABC13! Thanks to Kat Cosley for working with BigKidSmallCity for lunch box ideas! Also, the most popular quesiton of the day is... what kind of lunch boxes is Pranika using? They are: Yumbox, Bentgo, Planetbox, Lunchbot. … [Read More...]

Art Car Museum Houston

Half Day in Houston: Funky Museum, Fortress Playground & Pizza in the Heights

Having fun with the family and exploring Houston can be easy!  If you have a few hours, we have ideas on how to spend them with the kids. In this Half Day in Houston series, find a place to park, play, explore and eat… all in one spot.  Pick what you like or combine with another Half Day post! In this adventure, explore the funky Houston Heights neighborhood with a trip to the Art Car … [Read More...]

BigKidSmallCity Favorite Things to Do August 20 2015

Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, August 20-26, 2015

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

Canyon Cafe Chicken Fried Steak BigKidSmallCity

Canyon Café – Our Search for Houston’s Best Restaurants for Kids

Location: 5000 Westheimer, Suite 250 77056 Age Appropriate: All ages Price: $$ Hi, I’m Juliette! My husband, my 8-year-old and I love going out to eat and we are sharing our restaurant finds with you. As we were doing our back to school shopping, we ended up in the Galleria area around lunch time. There are plenty of places to eat there but we went to an old favorite we had not reviewed … [Read More...]

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Where in Houston? Bellaire Blvd, between First and Second!

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken. It's from Bellaire Blvd, between First and Second! … [Read More...]

Elephant Topiary at Houston Zoo

Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids!  August 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 2015

Make this last weekend before school starts the best one yet! On Friday, enjoy the last Cool Night at the Houston Zoo. Wear your favorite superhero costume, “swim” through the Turtle Excluder Device, learn how to save sea turtles, run in the Race to Recycle, learn how to save black bears, and learn how to save orangutans. You can also enjoy Big Hero 6 under the stars. Return to the zoo on … [Read More...]

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