• 3 Tips & Tricks to Help Get Your Kids to Sleep

    3 Tips & Tricks to Help Get Your Kids to Sleep

    Every parent knows getting your kids to sleep is a skill perfected and honed on the whetstone of bedtime routines and one more hug. And, being a parent is the most important and rewarding thing you can do with your life, right? If your first reaction on reading the above sentence was an overwhelming desire to smash your phone, then I will hazard a guess you may be having a little trouble getting your little ones to sleep at the moment. Don’t worry. You are not alone. Getting the nippers to bed down at night is one of the most common parenting problems. I mean,Read More →Read More »
  • Math Facts that Stick

    Math Facts that Stick

    No More Flash Cards, No More Drill-and-Kill! Math Facts that Stick is a set of books that can be used together or independently – whichever your child needs.  You can get a discount when you purchase them as a package and an even deeper discount can be achieved if you purchase the pdf instead of the actual books.  Even if you are a hands-on book lover this may be a really good option and we will get to that below. These books were sent over to us from The Well Trained Mind Press, previously known as Peace Hill Press, the publisher of many popular homeschool curriculums, particularlyRead More →Read More »
  • This Weekend in Houston: August 9-12, 2018

    This Weekend in Houston: August 9-12, 2018

    Happy Weekend, Houston! – August 9-12, 2018 It’s the weekend in Houston – August 9-12, 2018! We are reallllllly winding down our summer fun! Any minute now we have to officially flip the switch and hit school-mode (oy!). Let’s make the most of these last few weekends and go have some fun!  Looking for more awesome adventures? Take a gander at the complete GHM Calendar or check out the plethora of impressive Kids’ Activities & Events that are ongoing throughout the town! (Especially the indoor ones or maybe some of the ongoing events for preschoolers & toddlers?) P.S. We’re so cool we have a Book Club – what’s on your list? Join us!Read More →Read More »
  • Book Club Bonus: “Sometimes I Lie,” by Alice Feeney

    Book Club Bonus: “Sometimes I Lie,” by Alice Feeney

    Sometimes I Lie, by Alice Feeney GHM Rating: 5 of 5 stars Overall, I really like this book and could easily recommend it. It’s a solid four stars but could be a five if you were in the right mood – and, I was! It follows Amber as she “wakes” up and realizes she’s in a coma. The narrative changes from her cognizant but fading state trying to remember what happened, to scenes from the previous month to excerpts from childhood diaries. Each point of view slowly adds more to the story. First we come to suspect Amber is probably a bit depressed, certainly dealsRead More →Read More »
  • Sunday Sale: Last Day of Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale – Our Picks

    Sunday Sale: Last Day of Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale – Our Picks

    So, if you are even minutely aware of a small amount of fashion and shopping you may have heard of this little store called Nordstrom. And you may have heard they are having an Anniversary Sale. And, today is the last day! And, you know what I like to do on Sundays? Online shopping. Quick, here are our last minute picks! Women Beauty and Accessories Men Home Kids   Women Beauty and Accessories Men Home Kids   Happy Shopping!Read More →Read More »
  • Resources for Houston High School Homeschoolers

    Resources for Houston High School Homeschoolers

    We are fleshing out a new page in our Homeschool Directory just for those taking it to the next level (last level?) – high school. Check it out and if you know of any great additions feel free to leave a comment or drop us an email. Thanks! Homeschool High School ResourcesRead More →Read More »
  • Mule Ears Overlook, Lower Burro Mesa Pour-Off, Sam Nail Ranch in Big Bend National Park

    Mule Ears Overlook, Lower Burro Mesa Pour-Off, Sam Nail Ranch in Big Bend National Park

    Mule Ears Overlook There is only so much time in a day or a trip. One of the places we skirted was the Mule Ears, so named for the way the two peaks shoot up into the sky like pert mule ears.  The full trail is about 7 miles round trip. However, as you traverse the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive north from Santa Elena Canyon there is a spot to stop and take them in…and, try to line your kid’s head up and a get a “mule ear” picture. Lower Burro Mesa Pour-Off As you continue north, the turnoff for the Burro Mesa Trails isRead More →Read More »
  • This Weekend in Houston: August 2-5, 2018

    This Weekend in Houston: August 2-5, 2018

    Happy Weekend, Houston! – August 2-5, 2018 It’s the weekend in Houston -August 2-5, 2018! The summer is winding down and we are almost in school mode (oh, my!). Let’s make the most of these last few weekends and go have some fun!  Looking for more awesome adventures? Take a gander at the complete GHM Calendar or check out the plethora of impressive Kids’ Activities & Events that are ongoing throughout the town! (Especially the indoor ones or maybe some of the ongoing events for preschoolers & toddlers?) P.S. We’re so cool we have a Book Club – what’s on your list? Join us! Have a great weekend! It is time for HoustonRead More →Read More »
  • The Dog Days of Summer are Here – Let’s Celebrate with a GIVEAWAY!

    The Dog Days of Summer are Here – Let’s Celebrate with a GIVEAWAY!

    It is hot. No, really, it is really, really hot. It’s cute when people are crying over their 84-degree heat wave. I get it. I sound callous, they probably don’t even have air conditioning. And, thank the good Lord above that we don’t have to shovel snow, but…it’s hot. You know who is not hot. My dog, Bruce. She (yes, she) is smart.  She swims all day.  Particularly, if we are smart enough to give up on our pedantic human to-do lists and join her in the shady, cool pool.  If some of her people are in the pool she will not stop swimming.  IfRead More →Read More »
  • Things College Students NEED (the Real List)… and, 5 to Skip

    Things College Students NEED (the Real List)… and, 5 to Skip

    The list of college essentials student need is long and prolific and, usually, quite repetitive. If they are in a dorm you need XL Twin sheets, a shower caddy, and earplugs (in case you end up with a roommate with an aggressive snoring problem.) Once you get past the basics there are few other items that make up the recipe for college success. The types of things that will help reduce frustrations by anticipating them and will, overall, make off-to-school, an experience of excitement, unknown, and expectation, one of smooth sailing and fun! A “Go Anywhere” Blanket A security blanket of sorts because you needRead More →Read More »
  • Houston August Garden Care

    Houston August Garden Care

    August garden time! This is the time of the year where I tend to let the garden fend for itself. The heat is not a joke and if you can not get your hands in to the dirt before 10 a.m. or after 5 p.m. it is okay, in my book to let them go until September.  Though, you’ll do yourself a favor if you can at least pull off the flowering parts. Now is the time in Houston to plant fall gardens.  You will likely be able to find tomatoes and peppers in garden centers but anything else you may have to order onlineRead More →Read More »
  • Book Club: “The Hazel Wood,” by Melissa Albert

    Book Club: “The Hazel Wood,” by Melissa Albert

    The Hazel Wood: A Novel, by Melissa Albert GHM Rating: 3 of 5 stars I was going to post The Hazel Wood as my next “to read”…but I read it. #thatescalatedquickly. I mean, that cover! How could you not!? The Hazel Wood is a modern-day fairy tale following that begins when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood. Upon her death, her mother is abducted by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set. Alice’s only lead is the message her mother left behind:Read More →Read More »
  • Parenting: Fear, Hope (repeat)

    Parenting: Fear, Hope (repeat)

    The feelings of motherhood cannot change – they deepen, they explode, they enrapture us to the core. A Line of Hope Do the things we feel and want for our children change?  I took no less than three pregnancy tests.  Perhaps I should have splurged for the name brand ones but I was impatient and they came in multi-packs. Each day another one went in the garbage until my frustration led me to purchase the fancy expensive one that did not rely on fuzzy lines to emerge from nothingness.  It just told you “Pregnant” or “Not Pregnant.”  And, three minutes later, I was pregnant. IRead More →Read More »
  • This Weekend in Houston: July 19-22, 2018

    This Weekend in Houston: July 19-22, 2018

    Happy Weekend, Houston! – July 26-29, 2018 It’s the weekend in Houston – July 26-29, 2018 and we have places to go and things to do before the school bells ring! This weekend has another strong line up so get out there and have fun!  Looking for more awesome adventures? Take a gander at the complete GHM Calendar or check out the plethora of impressive Kids’ Activities & Events that are ongoing throughout the town! (Especially the indoor ones or maybe some of the ongoing events for preschoolers & toddlers?) P.S. We’re so cool we have a Book Club – what’s on your list? Join us! Have a great weekend! Thursday,Read More →Read More »
  • Book Club: “How to Be Married,” by Jo Piazza

    Book Club: “How to Be Married,” by Jo Piazza

    How to Be Married, by Jo Piazza GHM Rating: 4 of 5 stars In ‘How to be Married: What I Learned from Real Women on Five Continents about Surviving My First (Really Hard) Year of Marriage‘ Jo Piazza looks into marriages around the world whole embarking on her own adventure – becoming a newlywed. She manages to tell her own story while gleaning information from the men and women she met. From a jungle sweat lodge to to the top of a mountain if anyone can say they’ve gone to the ends of the Earth for marriage it is she – and we, thankfully, got toRead More →Read More »

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Aug
15
Wed
2018
10:00 am Summer Gator Tales @ Baytown Wetlands Education Center
Summer Gator Tales @ Baytown Wetlands Education Center
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Summer Gator Tales @ Baytown Wetlands Education Center | Baytown | Texas | United States
Summer Gator Tales For Pre-school children and parents. Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. beginning June 6th and running through August 29. Monthly Themes June – Water, Water Everywhere July – Wetland Animals August – Wonderful World of Insects (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});Read More →
6:30 pm Zumba® @ Discovery Green - Anheuser Busch Stage
Zumba® @ Discovery Green - Anheuser Busch Stage
Aug 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Come see why hundreds of Houstonians come out to the park to move it and lose it! ACE certified personal trainer, Oscar Sajche shows you how to make your workout a party! PLEASE NOTE: No pre-registration. Bring a towel and water. Participants are required to sign exercise release form upon arrival. Please consult your physician before engaging in exercise. Fitness Series presented by Sprouts Farmers Market. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});Read More →
Aug
17
Fri
2018
10:00 am Children’s Story Hour at the McG... @ The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens
Children’s Story Hour at the McG... @ The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Children's Story Hour at the McGovern Centennial Gardens @ The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens | Houston | Texas | United States
Children’s Story Hour at the McGovern Centennial Gardens Bring your little ones to listen to a story every Friday morning in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home.   (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});Read More →
6:00 pm Turtle Patrol @ Galveston Island State Park
Turtle Patrol @ Galveston Island State Park
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Turtle Patrol @ Galveston Island State Park  | Galveston | Texas | United States
Turtle Patrol Citizen scientists needed for turtle patrol and hike. During the warm nesting season, park rangers conserve habitat, eliminate trash, and patrol the beaches for critters. We want you to help our endangered sea turtles and join us. You can become a citizen scientist, and help the park to understand more about the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle, an endangered species that nests Galveston Island State Park. We will take a stroll down the beach and explore ways to help the environment. We will meet at the day use picnic area and begin a short hike down the beach and through the dunes, patrolling forRead More →
Aug
18
Sat
2018
7:00 am August Events at Kickerillo-Misc...
August Events at Kickerillo-Misc...
Aug 18 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); August at KMP is a month of family-friendly fun! SUMMER POP-UP ACTIVITIES Tuesdays, August 7, 14, & 28 and Saturday, August 18 at 10 a.m.  Join a staff naturalist for a hands-on nature activity or lesson. NATURE CENTER WITHOUT WALLS Saturday, August 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A naturalist leads this ongoing program to provide updates on the preserve, local wildlife, and nature. VOLUNTEER DAY Sunday, August 19 from 9 a.m. to noon Meet staff at the park kiosk to remove invasive plant species during this volunteer workday. Hand tools and gloves are recommended, but some will be provided. Ages 10+.Read More →
9:00 am “From Port to Port” Boat Tour @ Allen’s Landing
“From Port to Port” Boat Tour @ Allen’s Landing
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
“From Port to Port” Boat Tour @ Allen’s Landing | Houston | Texas | United States
“From Port to Port” Boat Tour Join bayou guide Andrew Groocock on a historical tour of the upper channel of Buffalo Bayou focusing on the historic significance of this industrial stretch and Houston, as you cruise the approximately seven miles from the old port of Houston to the new port of Houston. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});Read More →
9:00 am Hatha Yoga @ Discovery Green - Sarofim Picnic Lawn
Hatha Yoga @ Discovery Green - Sarofim Picnic Lawn
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
A yoga practice for all levels to enhance awareness, and build a strong, healthy body, lead by certified instructor Lindsey Law. No pre-registration required. PLEASE NOTE: Due to public health reasons, yoga mats will no longer be loaned out but can be purchased in the office from 9 am-6 pm. You are welcome to bring your own yoga mat, a towel and water. Pre-registration is not required. Participants are required to sign exercise release form upon arrival. Please consult your physician before engaging in exercise. Fitness Series presented by Sprouts Farmers Market. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});Read More →
10:00 am Beach Explorations at Galveston ... @ Galveston Island State Park
Beach Explorations at Galveston ... @ Galveston Island State Park
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Beach Explorations at Galveston Island SP @ Galveston Island State Park  | Galveston | Texas | United States
Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures. Beach Exploration hikes start at the park’s Nature Center, located on the bay side of the park, close to the main highway. We begin with a brief orientation, shell identification, and restroom break before driving to the day-use beach to view special habitats leading to the sandy beach. Be prepared for sun, surf, and great hands-on learning! (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Get a close-up look at the many critters and birds that inhabit the sand, surf and seaweed. This Saturday tour includes seining, searching for ghost crabs, and beach combing under the guidance ofRead More →
10:00 am Rocket Day with HMNS @ GEORGE OBSERVATORY
Rocket Day with HMNS @ GEORGE OBSERVATORY
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rocket Day with HMNS @ GEORGE OBSERVATORY | Needville | Texas | United States
Rocket Day Bring your junior Rocket enthusiasts out for a day of rocket launches and a mission to the Moon! Kids learn about rockets and how they work, build a water rocket and then launch it. The rocket is theirs to keep! After the launches, we blast into space aboard the S.S. Observer for a simulated spaceflight. Kids become astronauts and use teamwork and problem-solving to accomplish their mission. Time: 10 a.m. to noon Pricing: Children: $30; Adults: FREE The George Observatory is located inside Brazos Bend State Park.Park Admission fees: Adults and children over 12 years old are $7 per person; children under 12 are free. The mission isRead More →
11:00 am Baby Boomers with HMNS @ GEORGE OBSERVATORY
Baby Boomers with HMNS @ GEORGE OBSERVATORY
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Baby Boomers Bring your mini Rocket enthusiasts out for a day of rocket launches! Your tikes learn about rockets and how they work, build a water rocket and then launch it. Recommended ages 3-7. Date: August 18 Time: 11 a.m. to noon Pricing: Children: $20; Adults: FREE The George Observatory is located inside Brazos Bend State Park.Park admission fees: Adults and children over 12 years old are $7 per person; children under 12 are free. While you’re here, explore Brazos Bend State Park! With six lakes, plenty of hiking trails and a fantastic nature center complete with a hands-on gator discovery display, there’s plenty to do andRead More →
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