• Moody Gardens Ice LandMoody Gardens Ice Land: Pole to Pole
    Moody Gardens Ice Land: Pole to Pole is happening right now!  We just visited as part of our Homeschool Day and it is really great. One of the holiday events that is absolutely worth your time and money.  Although, if you go during regular events I would definitely suggest a combo ticket and see the lights too! Upon entering the Moody Gardens Ice Land: Pole to Pole tent you are treated to a seven-minute film about the construction.  A […]
  • Moody Gardens Homeschool DayMoody Gardens Home School Day
    Five times per year our triple pyramided friends to the south put on homeschool programs – and the Moody Gardens Home School Day is awesome!  Each program day has a different theme and allows entrance into different areas of the Moody Gardens campus. We attended the December outing which was themed Aquarium & Ice Land: Pole to  Pole.  It was a great program, appropriate for the entire family, and really […]
  • Horseback Riding LessonsHorseback Riding Lessons for Kids: What To Know Before Getting in the Saddle
    Horseback riding lessons for kids may be on your list of experiences to gift your kids for the holidays.  I know in our neverending quest to find non-toy gifts lessons are a top option.  Or, perhaps you are just getting ideas for activities to begin in the New Year.  Either way, we have a great guest post from an expert on the subject of riding and kids. Nicky Ellis is an editor at Horses & Foals and a mom of […]
  • 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Pre-K & Kindergartners
    Gift for Pre-K and Kindergarten aged kids are the sweet spot of imagination and repetition. They love to play and are fun to play with. Enjoy! […]
  • 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Homeschoolers
    Gifts for homeschoolers can be a lot of fun to buy.  They tend to skirt the norm and delve into odd-specifics. museums, experiences, subscriptions, trips, and classes are always a great bet – those can really stack up if you are a homeschool parent! Homeschooling is very tailored to the child(ren) and they often have very specific wants that may not be obvious because they may be learning about a certain topic and be “all-in.”  […]
  • 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Tweens or Pre-Teens
    Gifts for tweens or pre-teens, the 9-12 set, can be hard to figure out. They are too old for this, too young for that! We have found the Goldilocks of gifts – just right for these kiddos. 1: Escape Room Experience  |  2: Wreck This Journal  |  3: Ask Me About My Trex T Shirt |  4: National Geographic Mega Slime & Putty Lab  |  5: Xtronaut: The Game of Solar System Exploration  |  6: K’NEX Thrill Rides – Bionic Blast […]
  • 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Elementary or School Aged Kids
    Gifts for elementary or school-aged kids is almost too easy! There are so many options! And, if they have seen a commercial?! Whoa. We’ve curated a more manageable list. 1: littleBits Marvel Avengers Hero Inventor Kit – Build Super Hero Gear & Code Your Own Super Powers  |  2: 6ft Kids Cotton Canvas Indian Teepee   |  3: Gobblet Gobblers  |  4: The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors  |  5: Anki Cozmo  |  6: Boys Cotton […]
  • 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Teens
    Gifts for teens are that fine line between fun and functional.  We have great ideas for your almost adult! 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |  10  |  11  |   12 More ideas for TEENS! Shop more Gift Collections […]
  • Winter Reading ProgramHPL Winter Reading Program
    We all gear up for summer reading but the Houston Public Library is introducing a winter reading program for the family!  So snuggle up, light a fire, pretend its snowing, and pick out a book!  The program begins December 15, 2018 and runs through January 15, 2019. How to Participate Reading to a child for 20 minutes a day for 10 days Listening to a child read to you for 20 minutes a day for 10 days Having older siblings read to or […]
  • Simple Outdoor Christmas DecorOur Favorite Simple Outdoor Christmas Decorating Ideas
    We like to do simple outdoor Christmas decorating.  As much fun as a Griswald-esque lighting extravaganza is to see we like it a little more key and with all of the holiday hustle and bustle, it is about all we have time for. So we’ve scoured the web and rounded up our favorite simple outdoor Christmas decorating ideas that you can use today.  From classic to fun we found a little bit for everyone! Simple Outdoor Christmas […]