My son loves cars. And by love, I mean, he could name 20 different vehicles by the time he was two. So how we made it to 3 ½ years old without visiting the Art Car Museum is beyond me. The museum is essentially the permanent version of the Art Car Parade. On any given…

The National Museum of Funeral History is such an unexpected, unusual and cool museum that it deserved its own post. Most of the parents I know refrain from mentioning death or dying to kids. It’s an uncomfortable subject and a difficult concept for kids to grasp. So why visit this museum with your kids? Because…

In my house, a “field trip” makes anything sound exciting to my son, so I use those words liberally. Let’s take a field trip to Lowe’s, CVS, Academy! Our latest field trip was to the Farmers Market. I love fresh, ripe, seasonal vegetables and fruits and love to support small, local farms. Blame it on…

Houston parents all know the the Children’s Museum, HMNS, MFAH, etc. Read on for ideas to mix things up and visit some of Houston’s lesser known but still really cool museums. Orange Show for Visionary Art—Not sure you’d technically call this a museum, but it should be. The Orange Show is eclectic, unique and entirely…

El Gaucho Winery—The owners of El Gaucho say they are “kid-enthusiastic,” not just “kid-friendly.” And their winery reflects that welcoming attitude. El Gaucho boasts interactive playscapes for children, including wooden teepees and rock gardens. If you like Argentinian wines (Malbec anyone?), this winery in Spicewood, TX is a must. And if you or the kids…

Houston summers are oppressive. My husband and I thought getting away for the day would somehow make the humidity more bearable. So we loaded up our son and set out for Goliad and Victoria. Goliad was a pleasant two hour drive straight down I-59. If you need a pick-me-up along the way, the McDonald’s in…