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!

Remember the mandatory water restrictions in Houston? Today is the water day for odd numbered addresses. Even addresses can water on Thursday and Sunday. Odd addresses can water on Wednesday and Saturday. All watering is to be done before 10:00am or after 8:00pm. According to the Houston Chronicle, no water

Dickies has sweetened the deal by coming out with promo code HOT75. Enter it at checkout and receive 75% off all all clearance, plus, shipping is free. It looks like supplies are limited… so hurry over! I just picked up these pants for $7, shipped to my door!

September is Grandparents Month at the Houston Fire Museum. Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Seniors 65 and older get FREE admission to the Houston Fire Museum in September! Take our self-guided tour and learn the story of firefighting in Houston, visit the firefighter’s dorm room, locker room,

Go check out A Few Short Cuts for some really creative lunch box ideas. I’m not much of a cook, but I do think I can pull off some of these clever ideas for lunches.

Address:  3010 Milam Street, Houston, TX 77006 Hours:  9AM-11PM Cost:  Reasonable Appropriate Age:  Any age (as long as you don’t need chicken nuggets or the typical kid’s meal). Check the MENU. NOW CLOSED! After another big day playing at the Fire Museum, we headed down Milam a couple blocks to

I do love Chick-Fil-A.   I did not grow up with one, so I’ve been making up for that for the last 10 years.   I love the food, I love the clean play area, I love that they come to your table and ask to refill your drink and I love

Another deal on Plum District today is $20 for Creative Playhouses from Crafty Kids Playhouses – a $40 Value.  Last year I purchased one of these houses from another daily deal website for my son’s preschool.   It was a huge hit. Do note that you still need to pay

Right now on Plum District, a daily deal site like Groupon, you can get $50 worth of merchandise or monogramming at Initials in Memorial.   I am a big fan of monogrammed backpacks and bloomers, but it can be very expensive. This deal looks pretty good to me. Do note that

  For two more days, you can snag this Houston Groupon for Snip-Its Haircuts for Kids, valid at locations in Sugar Land and The Woodlands.  You can choose between the following options: For $10, you get a child’s mini manicure and signature party updo (a $19.94 value). For $120, you

For the last 4 years, I have been searching for a great photographer AND reasonably priced photos of my children.  It’s not easy to find both together.   I have finally found this at JC Penney Meyerland Plaza. If you are also looking for a great child photographer (who clicks when