Shary G-P

Shary G-P

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Experience Out-of-This-World Fun at Distroller World Houston

You may have heard a new kind of toy store moved into Houston last fall. Distroller, pronounced dee-stro-yer​, is an unconventional toy experience similar to Build-A-Bear and can be found in the Houston Galleria. A few weeks ago, my 5-year-old daughter and I had the pleasure to visit the brightly colored store whose motto is, "Being boring is forbidden," and I can promise it was anything but. Not only did my daughter have fun, but she learned about caregiving and development.

Read on to learn what you can expect from the out-of-this world shop, and visit our Indoor Fun Guide for Houston Families for more ideas on great days out with the kids.

Best Spots To Buy Rodeo & Western Gear For Houston Kids

The Houston Livestock and Rodeo will be here before you know it. It is the perfect occasion to dress up your little cowboy or cowgirl with the cutest boots, vests and cowboy hats. If you want to avoid waiting until the actual rodeo (and the steep prices), we have gathered this list of stores that carry rodeo gear all year long for our little Texans. If you're new to town, know that most Target, Academy and Walmart stores carry boots and apparel for reasonable prices, but for the full western experience, here are some stores and boutiques you'll want to visit.

Best Candy Shops To Visit Around Houston

When it comes to eating out in Houston, the city isn't short of amazing options, from delicious Tex-Mex to finger-licking barbeque. And then there's dessert. If the kids aren't in an ice cream kind of mood, good old-fashioned candy can do the trick. From the classics to the trendy sweet treats, this list will surely satisfy anyone's sugary obsession.

100 Things To Do With Houston Kids Before They Grow Up

If you are a mom in Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, you are bound to find fun activities to do with your kids of all ages anywhere in town. Whether you're a new or veteran mom, you know time flies by - kids grow up way too fast. At Mommy Poppins Houston, we want to make sure you don’t miss out on the most awesome, family-friendly activities around town. With warm weather basically all year around, Houston is the ideal place to enjoy wonderful parks and playgrounds, incredible museums, and fun play spaces. Here is the ultimate list (in no particular order) of 100 things to do with your kiddos before they grow up.

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MLK Weekend Fun for Houston Kids: MLK Parade, Galveston Restaurant Week, Jan 13-15

Just as quickly as the 2017 holiday season ended, the holidays are officially beginning in 2018! Our first long weekend of the year recognizes Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and we have a host of celebratory events to commemorate the occasion.

If you're looking to do something fun with the kids on their Monday off school (or at any time, really!) we highly recommend checking out the newly redone Weiss Energy Hall at the Houston Museum of Natural Science; it's an exhibit that is sure to keep everyone in the family engaged and entertained. 

Itching to try out some new restaurants? Galveston Restaurant Week is happening in full force, and we narrowed down the best places to try when you have the kiddos in tow. And if you're making your way down to the Island anyway, you might want to check out Moody Gardens or the Galveston Railroad Museum while you're there. Both are guaranteed to offer a day full of fun for the family.

For a complete list everything fun happening in and around the city this weekend (and every day!), check out our event calendar and our ever popular January GoList. And don't forget to sign up for our weekly newsletter to read about fun things to do each weekend in Houston. 

Have an event you want to share? We would love to add it to our calendar! You can submit your own events and we'll get them posted! 

And now it's time to check out all the Houston happenings this weekend:

New Year's Weekend Fun for Houston Kids: High Noon Countdown, Rockin' New Year's Noon Bash, Dec 30-Jan 1

And just like that, another year has come and gone! From all of us at Mommy Poppins Houston, we want to wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!! We are so glad you've allowed us to help you find all of the best places and events to visit this past year, and we sincerely look forward to bringing you even more great content in 2018!

If you're anything like us, your New Year's celebrations have probably changed a bit with the addition of kids, and NOON Year's Eve may be a little more accurate when it comes to the type of holiday festivities you're partaking in these days. Lucky for you, we've found plenty of events that make planning your family-friendly New Year's Eve and New Year's Day a cinch! It's all the fun and festivities without the late night. 

We also assembled a comprehensive list of activities to do with the kids over Winter Break, like checking out the brand new Trail of Lights at Dewberry Farm, so you can make the most of their time at home. Itching for a more traditional, powder-packed Winter Break? You can enjoy a white winter by visiting these "snow" filled destinations

Remember to sign up for our weekly newsletter to read about fun things to do each weekend in Houston and check out our Winter Bucket List for even more seasonal fun. And now, the event lineup for New Year's weekend:

Weekend Fun for Houston Kids: Ren Fest, Day Out with Thomas, County Fairs

It's Fall, Y'all! It may not feel that way since it's still so hot outside, but by now you've seen pumpkins all over the place and even Holiday decor is already up for sale. So get ready for the Fall with Mommy Poppins - our Fall Fun Guide has ideas for things to do with the kiddos all season. 

Also on Mommy Poppins this week:

Meanwhile, our September GoList is winding down but still offers oodles of fun, and our Fall Fun Guide is only gaining speed. Make sure to see our event calendar for things to do on any particular day of the month —there's no shortage of fun things to do.

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It's time to check out what's going on this weekend: