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Movie-making camps provide summer fun


August 11, 2016    Sara Hickey

Summertime may be a sign of sweet freedom for kids out of school, but as parents, you might struggle to find enough for your kids to do on those long summer days. Are your kids tired of the same summer day camps? Why not give them something to be excited about during the summer? Joy Kids […]

4 inspiring summer lunch ideas


August 4, 2016    Sara Hickey

Summer is all about hanging out at the pool, relaxing in the sun and enjoying a much-needed break from the school year. With all of this fun to have, there’s no time left to worry about what’s for lunch. Whether your kids are old enough to help with meal preparation or you just need some […]

Houston’s great puppet theater for kids


July 28, 2016    Sara Hickey

Chances are good that your childhood is filled with memories of wonderful puppets. Pinocchio, Howdy Doody, Lamb Chop, and of course all of Jim Henson’s magical creations from The Muppets to Labyrinth have made an indelible impact on our culture. One of the great parts about being a parent is seeing your children light up with joy […]

Fun Summer Reading Activities


July 21, 2016    Sara Hickey

School may be out for the summer, but who says the learning has to stop? Thanks to many fun reading activities and events in Houston, you can help your kid stay ahead of the curve in class — and ensure they have a blast at the same time! Here are a few reading challenges/programs your little ones can […]

Indoor playgrounds to keep your kids active and safe in the summer


July 7, 2016    Sara Hickey

Houston summers are without a doubt very hot. As such, it’s often best to keep kids indoors during peak sun hours. This doesn’t mean, however, that your kids have to be stuck inside watching TV. In Houston, there are numerous indoor playgrounds where kids can remain active and have a blast. On a Saturday afternoon, […]

Pick Your Own Berries at Blessington Farms

Pick Your Own Berries at Blessington Farms


April 15, 2016    Sara Hickey

Everyone knows that when you pick your own berries – they just taste better! Now imagine the warm sun coming down on you and your children as you taste the strawberries you’ve just picked – how the warm sticky flavor hangs on lips and fingers. After strawberry picking, one of your little ones mentions they […]

Easy Snowflake Window Decorations

Easy Snowflake Window Decorations


December 18, 2015    Houston Mothers

Remember making paper snowflakes when you were a kid?  If so, you can now use those same skills to create beautiful window decorations and it is so easy that your kids can help! Instead of using regular paper you’ll start with contact paper.  You can get the self-adhesive decorative paper in a variety of colors and patterns online […]

Holiday Shows in Houston

Holiday Shows in Houston


December 8, 2015    Houston Mothers

One of the best parts about living in Houston is the arts scene.  Even families can find world class music and theater to enjoy! During the holidays, kids and parents can enjoy these shows! A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – November 20 – December 28 – Alley Theatre Lyle the Crocodile – November 22 […]

Los Trompos at Discovery Green

Los Trompos at Discovery Green


December 5, 2015    Houston Mothers

Discovery Green has art you can play on! The lawn near the playground is currently full of spinning tops!  The temporary art exhibit, Los Trompos, will be entertaining families until March 22, 2016! These giant tops are covered in brightly colored cords and are mean for spinning.  Kids and adults can sit and spin! While you […]

Houston Thanksgiving Day Activities

Houston Thanksgiving Day Activities


November 22, 2015    Houston Mothers

If you are looking to spend time in Houston on Thanksgiving day, there are several events to attend before and after Thanksgiving dinner! Turkey Trot – 7:00am – Galleria – 4925 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056 This is the largest Thanksgiving Race in Houston and it takes place in the Galleria area. The event benefits children and […]

Geometric Turkey Math Craft

Geometric Turkey Math Craft


November 16, 2015    Houston Mothers

It’s turkey time again. And turkey crafts are all over the place. Here’s one you can use to boost math learning! Supplies Scissors Glue stick Construction paper Googly eyes (or a Sharpie) Template (download free here) Cut out the pieces on the template from construction paper. Glue the pieces onto another piece of construction paper. Use […]

Bayou Bend Family Day

Bayou Bend Family Day


November 9, 2015    Houston Mothers

On November 15, 1:00-5:00pm, is one of Houston’s best family events.  At Bayou Bend, one of the Museum of Fine Arts house museums, is a free afternoon of activities, music, performances and tours! The gardens at Bayou Bend have trails that twist and turn and lead you to hidden seating areas and bridges.  Walking through these is […]

Fun meal ideas to bring the kids to the table!

4 inspiring summer lunch ideas

Summer is all about hanging out at the pool, relaxing in the sun and enjoying a much-needed break from the school year. With all of this fun to have, there’s no time left to worry about what’s for lunch. Whether your kids are old enough to help with meal preparation or you just need some […]

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Houston’s great puppet theater for kids

Chances are good that your childhood is filled with memories of wonderful puppets. Pinocchio, Howdy Doody, Lamb Chop, and of course all of Jim Henson’s magical creations from The Muppets to Labyrinth have made an indelible impact on our culture. One of the great parts about being a parent is seeing your children light up with joy […]

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Fun Summer Reading Activities

School may be out for the summer, but who says the learning has to stop? Thanks to many fun reading activities and events in Houston, you can help your kid stay ahead of the curve in class — and ensure they have a blast at the same time! Here are a few reading challenges/programs your little ones can […]

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Easy Snowflake Window Decorations

Remember making paper snowflakes when you were a kid?  If so, you can now use those same skills to create beautiful window decorations and it is so easy that your kids can help! Instead of using regular paper you’ll start with contact paper.  You can get the self-adhesive decorative paper in a variety of colors and patterns online […]

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Holiday Shows in Houston

One of the best parts about living in Houston is the arts scene.  Even families can find world class music and theater to enjoy! During the holidays, kids and parents can enjoy these shows! A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – November 20 – December 28 – Alley Theatre Lyle the Crocodile – November 22 […]

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Los Trompos at Discovery Green

Discovery Green has art you can play on! The lawn near the playground is currently full of spinning tops!  The temporary art exhibit, Los Trompos, will be entertaining families until March 22, 2016! These giant tops are covered in brightly colored cords and are mean for spinning.  Kids and adults can sit and spin! While you […]

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Houston Thanksgiving Day

Houston Thanksgiving Day Activities

If you are looking to spend time in Houston on Thanksgiving day, there are several events to attend before and after Thanksgiving dinner! Turkey Trot – 7:00am – Galleria – 4925 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056 This is the largest Thanksgiving Race in Houston and it takes place in the Galleria area. The event benefits children and […]

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