Jill Jarvis

Jill Jarvis

Jill Jarvis is the owner of JillBJarvis.com, a BigKidSmallCity.com and Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, blog!

She is the mom of 4 and started the website years ago... when she was tired of constantly cleaning up the same mess in the family room.

Another mom showed her that you could just go do fun things in Houston, without hours of planning.

This inspired the blog and changed everything about how she enjoyed life in Houston, with kids!

There are a lot of things to do in Houston, with kids, each week… and it can be hard to keep track of it all! To help you find all the Houston resources, weekend events, Houston parks, kid friendly restaurants and things to do… here are all the updates from

Do you remember the amazing lantern festival that comes to Houston each winter? Now the team behind Magical Winter Lights is looking for your input!If you have young children, including in the 0-5 year old age group, we want to meet with you next week!At this focus group meeting, you

Address: 2925 Richmond Ave #120, Houston, TX 77098 One of Houston’s best parks has one of the best cafes next door. Slowpokes is right by Levy Park… grab a coffee or lunch and then play at the park! Slowpokes has two locations (with one at Levy Park and one in

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken. It’s from St. Stephen’s School!(There are several red sculptures… but this one is on Sul Ross, towards Driscoll.)

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for March 21-27! Watch the clip below, or go HERE. To help you navigate, here are some links mentioned in the video: Full List of Things to Do in Houston, with kids, March 21-27!

Spring is here and bluebonnets are slowly popping up around Houston. Here are the spots we’ve confirmed… with a map. If you’ve seen bluebonnets this year… please tell us where! Also, if you head out for photos, watch out for ants and keep it as nice as you found it.

Where in Houston was this picture taken?

It’s good to be writing with my own name! I told you months ago that a website update was coming… and we finally made the switch. Each week we will still be providing things to do in Houston, with kids… including weekly event lists, family friendly restaurants and Houston area

Make plans for another great week in Houston, with kids! Here are the top things to do for Monday through Sunday, March 18-24, 2019! You can also find the full list of events, brought to us by the Houston Public Library, HERE! 1.  All week, go to the Outdoor Roller Rink at Discovery Green. 

Plan out this weekend, in Houston, with kids!  This event list is brought to us by the Houston Public Library! Head to MATCH to see Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Main Street Theater. Go to Hermann Park for the Kite Festival or to the Houston Maritime Museum for the Family Day