This Week in Houston: October 21-27, 2019

It’s time to plan for the week ahead in Houston: October 21-27, 2019! Are your costumes ready? Be sure to check out our Complete Guide to Houston Fall Events so you do not miss all the festivals, pumpkin patches, trick or treating, and craft fair and Houston Holiday Markets. What are you looking forward to? Not ready to get down with the monsters and ghouls? Keep things more low key and scope out some of the ongoing weekly events for Toddlers & Preschoolers or our extensive list for Homeschoolers. Here is what is immediately on deck but be sure to check out the complete GHM Calendar to keep up with all the comings and goings around town. Have a great week!

Below the Belt Women’s Health – Let’s Talk About It Over Dinner!

Thanks to “Below Her Belt” dinner series and leva® for sponsoring this complimentary dinner and post initiating a discussion about women’s pelvic floor health (but many are not comfortable speaking candidly about!). Can’t control your bladder? You are not alone! Find out why your pelvic floor matters and what you can do to treat your leakage. Join us for a complimentary dinner and information session where you can mingle with local women while you enjoy food and refreshments. You’ll learn more about how strengthening your pelvic floor muscles plays a role in bladder control – and how FDA-cleared leva® and digital health app, can help without surgery or medication.  The session will be presented by Dr. Fiona Lindo of Houston Methodist Urogynecology. ‘Below Her Belt‘ Dinner Series WHEN: Thuraday, October 24th, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. WHERE: Perry’s Steakhouse | The Vintage, 9730 Cypresswood Dr., Houston, TX 77070 leva® More Information leva® is intended for strengthening pelvic floor muscles; and treatment of stress, mixed and mild to moderate urgency urinary incontinence (including overactive bladder) in women. Please talk to your doctor to see if it is right for you. Important Safety Information: Do not use leva while pregnant, or if you think you may be pregnant unless authorized by

America’s Top 10 Dessert Cities – 3 Are in Texas But They Are Not Where You’d Think

Recently, a data company, Infogroup, dug into its human-verified business records to mine for some essential data – mapping the Top 10 Cities for Desserts. Here in Houston, we love our food. I would say we love it more than Tex-Mex but then this whole article would devolve into a fight over which Tex-Mex is the best. And, if you live north of Dallas just. don’t. bother. This is not your fight. All that to say, that Houston is not in the top ten. And, neither is Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin or San Antonio. So, where should we plan our dessert-centric road trip!? Longview (#4), Tyler (#8), and Texarkana (#10). What? Because I just went to Gooey’s in Cypress and it is legit. The data was based on the concentration of dessert businesses per 10,000 residents. This included candy, bakeries, and doughnuts. So, it is not that their desserts are better. Breathe easy, Houston. It is just that they have more per person. So if you happen to be in these cities that are not-Houston and want dessert where should you stop? Longview The Butcher Shop 102 Lehigh St, Longview, TX 75601 What could be better than a burger? A

This Week in Houston: October 14-20, 2019

It’s time to plan for the week ahead in Houston: October 14-20, 2019! And, not only is the weather cooperating with the seasons but all the fall events are in full swing. Be sure to check out our Complete Guide to Houston Fall Events so you do not miss all the festivals, pumpkin patches, trick or treating, and craft fair and Houston Holiday Markets. What are you looking forward to? Not ready to get down with the monsters and ghouls? Keep things more low key and scope out some of the ongoing weekly events for Toddlers & Preschoolers or our extensive list for Homeschoolers. Here is what is immediately on deck but be sure to check out the complete GHM Calendar to keep up with all the comings and goings around town. Have a great week!

Dewberry Farm: Fall Farm Fun!

The Dewberry Farm Fall Festival is in full swing and we were invited to check it out! We headed to the farm on a swelteringly normal fall day in Houston. It was humid. It was hot. It was fun. What You Can Dew What to Expect Dewberry Farm Fall Season & Hours How to Get to Dewberry Farm WHAT YOU CAN DEW We had an amazing day at Dewberry Farm. We arrived a bit after the rush and the parking lot was quite full however there was still ample parking. It started out hot! The farm does have places to dodge the sun here and there. However, we all know that shade in Houston is just a less hot place to stand. But, a lovely little storm was brewing somewhere else. We heard some rumbles, got a slight mist (which, felt amazing!), but mostly we received some shade. Beautiful cloudy shade! Upon check-in, we received our bracelets and a map. My oldest loved having a map. It is a great colorful design and he planned out where to go and when. First stop, Ft. Dew Hickey. It is a fun multi-level wooden fort with slides and bridges. It is big

This Week in Houston: October 7-13, 2019

It’s time to plan for the week ahead in Houston: October 7-13, 2019! It is finally starting to cool off! Can I get a high-five?! We have some great options for the week ahead. If you are getting in the spirit check out our Houston Holiday Markets Guide or plan out a trip to a pumpkin patch or corn maze. What are you looking forward to? Or, to keep things more low key, scope out some of the ongoing weekly events for Toddlers & Preschoolers or our extensive list for Homeschoolers. If you were affected by Imelda or want to be of help to those who were check out our local resources. ‘Tis the season to be prepared: Houston Hurricane Information: Important Numbers, Links, and How To Help I’ve Flooded Now What?! Houston Hurricane Help Printable Here is what is immediately on deck but be sure to check out the complete GHM Calendar to keep up with all the comings and goings around town. Have a great week!

What We’re Reading This Week

Active Shooter Drills | Arts for Learning | Meritocracy HS Sports | Bubbles are Basic | Miserable in Pasadena, TX Great reads from around the web and print that made us stop scrolling, sit back, and enjoy a quick read. 1 A Look At The Impact Of Active Shooter Drills 2 Arts-Integrated Pedagogy May Enhance Academic Learning 3 Meritocracy Is Killing High-School Sports “As parents have recognized that athletic success can burnish college applications, sports have come to resemble just another pre-professional program, with rising costs, hyper-specialization, and massive opportunity-hoarding among the privileged. “ 4 Battle of the Bubbles “…it turns out that just about anyone can inject carbon dioxide into water, flavor it, and package it.” 5 Pasadena residents are some of the most miserable in America, according to a new study