WHAT'S YOUR PICK THIS WEEKEND?
Greetings and welcome to GISH PICKS: A GUIDE TO CULTURAL ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES, a free weekly e-newsletter/blog I created as a service to the Houston community in 2003 in which I cull from the loads of activities in our city and pick three weekend events (“PICKS”) to recommend to parents, caregivers, and educators all over Houston. I’m a mom and am always looking for cultural – yet FUN! – events for my family and I am so happy to share them with YOU. My business grows by word of mouth so please enjoy the events and please share this blog. And be sure to tell the organizations you visit that you heard about them from me. And if you’re in Facebooklandia, please sidle over there and like our GISH PICKS Facebook page and share it with your friends and family and elsewhere on social media, too. Don’t want to miss any posts? Click on the drop-down LIKE button and then check “See First” under “In Your Newsfeed.” Thanks!
Do you hate scrapbooking but want to keep your child’s memories? I am a lazy memory-collector so I decided upon an easy way to gather them many years ago: “Memory Boxes”! I use archival/acid-free boxes so that things store well over a long time and I create a new one – very well labelled on all sides – for each grade and separate ones for summer. I’m about to take the school one and put it in the attic and replace it with the summer one, which we have been using for a few years (so I mark which years are on the box). “Memory Boxes” are a great way to store things for future retrieval and are even better than scrap books because you can put things in them, big things like favorite shoes, t-shirts, toys, etc. My kids have these boxes from pre-school on up and I love thinking about how much they’ll love them when they’re grown. I certainly wish I had something like that from my childhood!
Some of you are still looking for summer camps, some of you have your summer all neatly organized, and some of you are half-way there. No matter the kind of parent you are, let me help you! Check out my camp PICKS here and here and here and then wander on over to THE SUMMER BOOK® ONLINE: A GUIDE TO HOUSTON DAY CAMPS AND CLASSES FOR KIDS AND TEENS, a guide I’ve been producing since 2003. I’ll also be highlighting ONE CAMP PER DAY on this Facebook page so be sure to check in there for ideas. My guide is the largest and most accurate online searchable database in Houston and you’re gonna love it when looking for camps! And, best of all, you can surf it from anywhere – while at the beach, when the kids are asleep, while in the carpool line…
This week’s VIDEO PICK shows you how to turn a t-shirt into a purse. It is SUPER COOL! Have fun with it all summer long…
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Have a great week, love one another, please share this, and GO.FIND.FUN.