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!

Walgreen’s Deals Walgreens is generally not the cheapest place to shop.  However, it you pair Walgreen’s sales and coupons, you can find some awesome deals.   Did you know that you can use one Walgreen’s coupon and one Manufacturer coupon on one item? Check out the full Walgreen’s coupon policy HERE. 

 My Habit – $25 Discount My Habit is Amazon’s private shopping site.  It is free but requires you to log in.  You can create a new account or just use your Amazon account. Each morning at 11:00 central, new products are offered for children, women, men and home.  Many of

Want cheap diapers, shipped to your door for free?  Check out Amazon.com. Amazon has two free programs that help you save items on tons of items.  Diapers are what I buy the most. For the best deal, sign up for both their Subscribe and Save program and Amazon Mom program. 

Pampers Gifts to Grow Have you heard of the Pampers Gifts to Grow program?  It is a free program and you can sign up HERE.  On every box of diapers or wipes you purchase, there is a code you can enter to earn points.  There are also codes available in

Groupon – Insect Lore Butterfly Garden   Check out today’s Groupon!  This is a great idea for the classroom or for at-home learning.  This kit comes with the caterpillars, making it cheaper than Amazon.

Houston Public Library Hours The Houston Public Library will have new hours starting August 8, 2011.  Sixteen locations will reinstate Saturday hours.  Check out the website for locations and hours.  While you are there, take a look at the free events at your neighborhood location.  They have story times and

Address: 2403 Milam Street, Houston, Texas 77006 Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 to 4:00 Cost: Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children (over 2) $3, Memberships available Parking:  Free on Milam Street Appropriate Age:  All ages. Kids 2-6 love the play area. Bigger kids like it too… but probably won’t fit in

  Map Hours: 6am to 11pm. The Japanese Garden is open from 9am to 6pm (spring/summer hours). Cost: Free (for the park) Appropriate Age:  All ages Our Review: We love Hermann Park. It’s right in the middle of the museums and medical center and close to downtown. The park is

Hermann Park Railroad Map, Railroad Website Hours: 10am – 5:30pm M-F and 10am – 6pm Sat-Sun Cost:$3 per person, adults and children 1 year and older, All day pass (weekdays only; excludes holidays) – $6 Our Review:  When my 4 year old is not busy being a firefighter, he is