A Family Guide to Houston

Festivals for Every Member of Every Sort of Family

Houston has no shortage of things to do this summer, even for the pickiest of folks.

08/03/2014 By Michael Hardy

A Family Guide to Houston

A Growing Family’s Restaurant Guide

Where to take your brood out to eat, from tots to tweens

08/03/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

A Family Guide to Houston

How to Be the World’s Best Aunt

Houstonia editor Cathy Matusow shares her secrets.

08/03/2014 By Catherine Matusow

A Family Guide to Houston

The Grandest Parents: a Spirited Guide to Overindulgence

Finally—finally!—you have a grandchild or two to spoil rotten. Here’s where to start.

08/03/2014 By Catherine Matusow

A Family Guide to Houston

Bargain Brood: Family Affairs on the Cheap

Think low-cost family fun is an oxymoron? Come on, this is Houston we’re talking about!

08/03/2014 By Peter Holley

A Family Guide to Houston

Houston’s Best Spraygrounds

Far from a fad, the splash pad (or “sprayground”) is here to stay—and there are dozens to choose from.

08/03/2014 By John Lomax

A Family Guide to Houston

Houston’s Best Parks Outside the Loop

Who says there’s nothing to do outside the Loop?

08/03/2014 By John Lomax and Katharine Shilcutt

A Family Guide to Houston

Flora, Fauna, Family

Outdoor activities that’ll make the whole family want to drop their iPads and get out of the house.

08/03/2014 By Chris Abshire

A Family Guide to Houston

7 Great Small Houston Parks

Sometimes, you want to relax with the family away from the maddening crowd.

08/03/2014 By John Lomax

52 Road Trips

School’s Out! 6 Kid-Friendly Summer Road Trips

With road trips featuring dinosaurs, swimming holes, cowboys, and roller coasters, this list is sure to appeal to the kid in all of us.

04/30/2014 By John Lomax

Gift Guide

All in the Family

An idea for every minefield-strewn gift target on your list

12/01/2013 By Katie McNew

Family

East Enders

Second annual East End Street Fest features food, live music, and the crowning of the first ever East End Rey and Reina.

10/17/2013 By BoJanay Posey

H-Town Diary

Hay-soos Saves

Texan, Mexican, sergeant, stepdad

08/01/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Essay

Of Unknown Origin

What are we to make of those who make us? An essay by John Nova Lomax.

07/01/2013 By John Lomax