Summer childcare in Katy, TX

A really great mom is taking care of kids in the Houston area this summer right here in Katy.  Leave a private comment here and I will pass it along.


Houston teenagers looking for summer job check with City of Houston

Tons of summer job available for low-income youth in Houston this summer thanks to the American Reinvestment Act.  Here is the website for more information: or  Call 1-888-469-5627 (City of Houston)  for more information about the program for youths aged 16-24.

Also businesses looking for youth workers this summer may qualify to receive funding if looking to employ those youth workers.  Goodwill Industries, Terry Seufert is looking for businesses looking for youth employees at this website:

Summer Free Family Movies In Houston At Edwards Marq*E 23

*Update:  Here is the FAndago website where you can get more information by city:
Free Summer Film Festival This Summer in Houston at the Edwards Houston Marq*E 23. 
The nine-week festival takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. 

Free films showing this summer include "Hotel For Dogs", "Kung-Fu Panda"  and "Shrek The Third".

The free films begin on June 2nd.  The movie theater will also offer a special price on the "Kids Reel Meal"  combo pack.

The Edwards Marq*E is 

that big movie theater located at I-10 and 610 next to IKEA at7620 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77024

Here is the website:

Kid Waterpark Near Houston For Summer Fun

Splashway Family Waterpark, 5211 Main St. Sheridan, Texas, 979-234-7718. 


Our Inflated Pool In Back Yard

Our Inflated Pool In Back Yard

Here is the website:

The waterpark is located about 90 minutes west of Houston. 

 My daughter wants to go to Schlitterbahn but I am afraid of the crowds and the $200 price tag entry fee for a family of four (not including gas).  I really don’t want to be standing in line with a bunch of wet people after paying $45 smackeroos.  I think that this little waterpark might be a happy compromise for our family.

Free Disney Musical For Kids In Houston….Miller Outdoor Theatre

Photo courtesy of  Park in picture probably not in Houston.

Herman Park

Every year Miller Outdoor Theatre presents a Disney musical review featuring songs from popular Disney movies in Hermann Park.

“When You Wish ” is a musical production of all the popular tunes that kids love when they are watching their favorite movies.

Where: Miller Outdoor Theatre, Hermann Park

When: July 15th-20th @ 8:15 pm

All ages welcome.

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I suggest you either arrive very early or bring a wagon or foldable chairs and be prepared to sit on the hill. Miller Outdoor Theatre usually has the concession stands open for these kind of events in the park.

Always be prepared with baby wipes, cold water and crackers.

Drop me a line if you get the chance to make it to the performance.

Every year I plan to go and every year I remember that I live in Houston (why does Houston try to have outside activities in the summer?)

Free Kids Tennis Lessons…..At Houston Area Parks

The City of Houston, Texas provides

 free tennis

lessons during the 2008 summer months at various city parks.  My kids took lessons five days a week last summer.  They even provide a tennis raquet.   At the end of the summer there is a city-wide tennis tournament at Memorial Park.

Check out the link below:


here or

Always Free Art Museum in Houston, TX For Kids …Contemporary Arts Museum

Visit the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston in the big steel building next to Herman Park:

Last summer my kids and I visited this always free museum located at 5216 Montrose, 713-284-8250.   

It is so surprising that my kids got a chance to be exposed to different types of art for free.    I think they learned to value the drawings and colorings they do in a different light.  I even created a museum in a wall in our home to display my kids artwork from school and home.

The museum is a great place to visit especially on a hot summer day.  The museum is located two blocks south of  Houston’s  Children’s Museum.