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Fire Station 8 View of Skyline

Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids!  October 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 2014

Gear up for another great week and weekend in Houston! This Saturday is my absolute favorite Houston event of the year: Houston FireFest!  This … [Read More...]

DewberryFarmZipLine

Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): September 25-October 1, 2014

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of September 25 - October 1, 2014! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the … [Read More...]

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Trying on Fire Gear at Fire Station 16

NOW FULL – BigKidSmallCity Meet Up: Fire Station 15 Tour – October 11, 2014 – 10:00am

Are you ready for another Houston Fire Station Tour? BigKidSmallCity is touring Fire Station 15, in the Heights, on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at … [Read More...]

Labyrinth at University of St. Thomas

Labyrinth at University of St. Thomas – Visiting Houston’s Parks (& Labyrinths!) One Week at a Time

Address: West Alabama & Yoakum, Houston, Texas 77006 Last week's park review was so popular, we are reviewing another labyrinth this week! This … [Read More...]

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Marcella Fewox I Love Houston Shirt

Meet Marcella Fewox of LaleeBlue – Houston Mom & Women Behind the “We Love Houston” Gear!

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 bringing you a little piece of our favorite city?! Meet Marcella Fewox of LaleeBlue! In her own words, she tells us about her family, her business and what she loves about Houston. I'm married and a mom of a two (a boy and a newborn girl). My … [Read More...]

Labyrinth at University of St. Thomas

Labyrinth at University of St. Thomas – Visiting Houston’s Parks (& Labyrinths!) One Week at a Time

Address: West Alabama & Yoakum, Houston, Texas 77006 Last week's park review was so popular, we are reviewing another labyrinth this week! This time the maze, designed to clear your mind for meditation, is at the University of St. Thomas. Located on the campus, next to the Chapel of St. Basil, the labyrinth is a quiet spot to wonder through the path, next to rose bushes and … [Read More...]

DewberryFarmZipLine

Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): September 25-October 1, 2014

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of September 25 - October 1, 2014! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip: Full List of Weekend Events for September 25 - October 1 Free Email Sent Thursday, with Things-To-Do Each Weekend … [Read More...]

Rope Bridge at Houston Arboretum

Where in Houstion is a good place to hike with kids? You asked us!

I got this question last week and answered that the Houston Arboretum is a great place for kids to get outside, walk the trails, learn about nature and play on the unique playground... but I would need to think about other spots to go. Lucky for me, I just got an email from BigKidSmallCity reader, Rachel, telling me about a Houston group that meets up for hikes around Houston! Rachel started … [Read More...]

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse F

Flash Giveaway: Family 4 Pack to Sunday Showing of “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse” at Main Street Theater!

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse is now at Main Street Theater, and  I have tickets to give away THURSDAY!  The flash giveaway starts now! Two will win a family 4 pack to Main Street Theater’s “Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse”, for Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 1:00pm or 4:00pm. Main Street Theater – NOW at Talento Bilingue de Houston at 333 S. Jensen Drive, Houston, Texas, 77003 UPDATE: … [Read More...]

Buffalo Grille Patio

Buffalo Grille & Oui Desserts – Our Search for Houston’s Best Restaurants for Kids

Location: 4080 Bissonnet Houston 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 another great pick this week! After the endless rainy days of last week, Saturday was so gorgeous, we felt like being outside and the patio at Buffalo … [Read More...]

WS Tech Camp3F

Join the Club… Get your Hands on a 3D Printer, Minecraft & Robots… WonderSpace Technology Club!

Most people have only heard of the 3D printer and the amazing things it can create... You kids can actually take your first steps in learning to use this revolutionary technology! At WONDER-SPACE TECHNOLOGY CAMP's new Saturday Tech Club, kids 7-13 can learn about 3D printing, robotics, Minecraft Modding, coding... and dream up their own project in the "Dream-It" sessions, designed to help all kids … [Read More...]

WIH Sculpture

Where in Houston? University of Houston!

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken. It's one of the many pieces of public art at the University of Houston! … [Read More...]

Wings by George R Brown

Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! September 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, October 1, 2014

Have another great week and weekend in Houston! Fall is here and the farms are open!  The Corn Maze & Hayride is open at Frobergs Farm and the Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festivities is open at Blessington Farms.  Find the BigKidSmallCity reader's favorite fall activities HERE. This weekend is also Dog Days at Discovery Green.  Canines will compete in the South Central Regional … [Read More...]

Making Mushrooms

Quick & Easy Dinner Idea: Cavatelli Pasta with Sausage, Mushrooms, and Peas

Hi this is Pranika! My kids love pasta, but I try and change it up a bit, so we’re not just having spaghetti all the time. Usually, they are the masters of deconstructed food, meaning they are separatists, or to be more optimistic, purists! In general, they don’t like their pasta mixed with much of anything besides olive oil, spices and parmesan, or some kind of marinara or Bolognese sauce. I … [Read More...]

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Where in Houston?

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

Toddler Tuesday Foam Party for Button5

Kids Love Tuesdays at Discovery Green… Now through October 28, 2014!

Toddler Tuesdays, presented by Amerigroup RealSolutions, is at Discovery Green through October 28, 2014.  Every Tuesday at 10:30am, parents and kids enjoy a free story time and activities with their favorite characters. If your little kids want to rule the park, this is what you need to know: 1.  On Tuesdays through October 28, 2014, be at Discovery Green at 10:30am.  The themes, character … [Read More...]

Faith Lutheran Labyrinth Bellaire

Labyrinth at Faith Lutheran – Visiting Houston’s Parks (& Labyrinths!), One Week at a Time

Address: Avenue B and Cedar Street in Bellaire This week's Houston park of the week isn't a playground park. It's not even a trail or tree climbing park. It's a maze made from rocks, designed to clear your mind for meditation. It's a labyrinth! I've been walking by Faith Lutheran for years and this small green lot north of the church has been empty.  There were a few benches but it was not a … [Read More...]

Anthea F

Meet Anthea Christie of Craft Ten5Seven – Houston mom bringing you uninterrupted time with your kids, minus the frustration of the perfect Pinterest craft

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 whose business started as a result of a New Year's resolution: to craft with her daughter for 10 minutes a day, 5 days a week, without multi-tasking and interruptions?! Meet Anthea Christie of Craft Ten5Seven!  In her own words, she tells us about … [Read More...]

Downtown Aquarium

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

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of September 18-24, 2014!  To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip: Full List of Weekend Events for September 18-24 Free Email Sent Thursday, with Things-To-Do Each Weekend … [Read More...]

Pedal Cars at Dewberry Farm

What is your favorite fall farm activity? Where do you like to pick pumpkins, take hayrides & walk through corn mazes? You asked us!

The weather is cooling off, Fall is on it's way, and BigKidSmallCity readers are asking where to find some farm fun! I had a few ideas, but went to the panel or Houston's best advisers for things to do in Houston with kids... the BigKidSmallCity community! I asked, and this is what you told me what YOUR favorite things to do in Houston!  Click the links before you go for open dates, hours and … [Read More...]

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