Celebrating 20,000 Likes :: Houston Staycation Giveaway

In just a few days, our hyper-local parenting website officially turns three years old.  {Our GOLDEN birthday — turning three on September 3rd!}  But over the weekend, we were given the biggest and best birthday present ever when we reached 20,000 ‘Likes’ on our Facebook page.  And guess what…  It is all because of YOU!  Our followers, our readers, our village.  You have supported us and helped us grow with each like, comment, click, and share.  You have encouraged us and cheered us on as we have worked tirelessly and consistently to always do our best.  And you have even remained loyal and steadfast when we have faltered or made mistakes, as moms sometimes do.  You gals are truly the best, and we are so, so, SO very thankful for you.

So to celebrate this momentous milestone and our quickly approaching birthday, we want to show our appreciation with an over the top Houston Staycation Giveaway!  That’s right, one VERY lucky local mama will be winning all of the goodies pictured below…

Celebrating 20,000 Likes :: Houston Staycation Giveaway | Houston Moms Blog

Looks like a pretty amazing Houston staycation, right?  We think so too!  So be sure to connect with our oh-so-gracious giveaway partners below, and then enter for your chance to win EVERYTHING that you see included above.  But hurry, hurry…  This giveaway will only be open until September 2nd when we will randomly select a winner to SURPRISE!



Located in the heart of the Energy Corridor, the Omni Houston Hotel at Westside is always family-friendly and packed with great amenities both you and your kids will love.  Their stunning atrium lobby welcomes you with waterfalls, exotic foliage, and tropical fish in a beautiful serene setting, and the glass elevators lead the way to 400 beautifully renovated guest rooms.  The hotel is minutes from Houston’s City Centre – packed with fabulous dining, shopping, movies, and more, and if you’re looking to head in to the heart of the city for a day, they are just a short drive down I-10 from downtown.  It’s a fantastic locale for a fun Houston staycation, and we are so excited to include a two-night stay in our over the top 20K Giveaway!


For well over three decades, Saint Bernard has been helping families enjoy adventure and the outdoors in the most stylish way possible, and after many a years spent shopping via their ah-mazing website — we are over the moon that this Texas-based company now has a storefront in Houston!  With a full range of ski as well as designer sportswear, swimwear, and accessories, they have something for everyone in the family and all of our favorite brands {Yeti, Patagonia, Columbia…}.  And included in our 20K Giveaway package, one lucky family will win a Herschell Little America Backpack + a $100 gift card to help pack and prep for that Houston staycation too!


Rated America’s No. 1 Children’s Museum by Parents Magazine, the Children’s Museum of Houston is packed with 90,000 square feet of interactive exhibits – from their Tot Spot for the tiniest of visitors to PowerPlay for the biggest of kids, we love that there is never a dull moment once you walk into the Museum…and that our kiddos are constantly playing, discovering, and learning each step of the way.  We think it is the perfect place to spend the day during a Houston staycation, so one lucky family will win a family four pack as part of our 20K Giveway package as well!


With over 100 years of pizza-making traditions and 5 locations across the greater Houston area, Grimaldi’s has such a unique and distinct flavor that you simply can’t help but fall in love.  Their pizzas and calzones are always baked to perfection in their signature coal burning oven, and it’s not hard to see why they are the most award-winning pizzeria in the United States with their fresh ingredients, handmade mozzarella, ‘secret recipe’ dough, and delicious pizza sauce.  And of course, since pizza is a family favorite and no Houston staycation is complete without a delicious meal, we are giving away a $50 gift card with our 20K Giveaway package too!


Love popcorn?  Us too!  Well, our friends at The Popcorn Shop definitely kick it up a notch with the most delicious flavors {pina colada, anyone?}, packaging {bags, and jars, and baskets – oh my!}, and gift ideas for every occasion under the sun.  Our kiddos love the bright colors and fun surprises in their shop, and us mamas love that we can stock up for teacher gifts, party favors, and a little something sweet to hide on the top shelf of the pantry where no little hands can reach.  Our 20K Giveaway winner will LOVE having a popcorn gift basket for hotel room snacking on their Houston staycation giveaway – that’s for sure!


One of our most favorite books of all time… “Goodnight Houston” is a 32 page, hardcover children’s book that takes families on a bedtime tour to the charming points of interest that make Houston unique. From the Texans to the Orange Show, and from Hermann Park to Buffalo Bayou, this book will spark conversation and have kids dreaming of all the magical places they can visit right here in our great city! We think it’s a must-have for all young Houstonians, and our 20K Giveaway winner will have a copy of “Goodnight Houston” for their very own to remember their Houston staycation for years and years to come.


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Kelly D
Kelly is the founder of Houston Moms Blog and has lived in this beautiful city nearly all of her life. She has a degree in education from Texas State University and was honored to teach special education for eight years to some of the cutest little kiddos you could ever meet. While teaching, Kelly met Cody – a tall drink of water and country boy to the core – and together, they fell in love, got married, and decided to start a family. In March 2011, they welcomed Hayes into the world, a silly but smart little boy with a story you have to read to believe. And in April 2013, their family was complete with the addition of Hadley, a super gregarious and oh-so-cute baby girl. Now, Kelly devotes her days to caring for her own little ones…and would not trade this new job of hers for the world! In her not-so-spare time, Kelly loves meeting up with her girlfriends for margaritas, failing miserably at Pinterest projects, and exploring this big old city with her two favorite little side-kicks in tow.


  1. I love the parenting articles that you share with your viewers! Also, “things to do” in Houston with families gives us great ideas for the weekend.

  2. Hope this is where I’m supposed to comment for the starvation giveaway! My favorite thing about Houston Moms Blog is how useful and informative it is. A quick skim in the morning gives me great outing and entertainment ideas for the littles.

  3. This contest has so many amazing prizes. That is one of the best things about Houston, I’ve lived here for 25+ years, and still have many things to visit and discover here. Winning this would help!

  4. My favorite thing about Houston Moms Blog is the variety of content, from things to do in Houston, to style, to food, it’s all great to read!

  5. I’m so super excited for a chance to win. Thanks for the opportunity. My family could really use this right now. We’ve fallen on some hardships ands could use something awesome like this.

  6. My favorite thing about Houston Moms Blog is all of the great insider info on fun things to do around Houston with the kiddos/family!! It’s super helpful when you are in need of ideas, I know I can count on HMB to save the day! 🙂

  7. Wow! What an awesome prize package! This is a big week for you guys! Congrats on hitting 20K AND your birthday! I hope I win. I would love to use this package to celebrate a birthday within our family as well!

  8. I don’t live in Houston, but I love your blog there. Not only are the parenting articles great, but my son sees doctors in Houston, so I love learning about fun things to do there while we’re in town.

  9. I love the Houston Mom’s Blog! There is so much information from other moms that I have found so useful. The latest one was about the doc band. My daughter is getting fitted for one soon and it really was great to see the process from another parent. Also, your events are all so fun! Such a great organization!

  10. I just found this blog through a friend. But as a first time mom, I find the posts about personal difficult experiences to resonate with me. And it helps to hear different approaches to issues.

  11. I love the lists so I don’t have to do the research! Ex: VBS locations for summer, bucket lists, pumpkin patches, holiday events. I’ve lived here for 13 years, but there is always something I found that is new to me!

  12. Houston has so many great things to offer its hard to choose a favorite! I love all the museums we have that cater to the many interests of different people!

  13. I love how Houston Moms Blog brings our Mom community together. It introduces us to things to do and places to eat that are family friendly.

  14. I love this blog because it gives us things to do as a family that are appropriate and others have tried and enjoyed. We have lived in Houston going on 5 years now and were just now getting the hang of things and this blog really helped!

  15. Way to go Houston moms! Growing like a weed…just like our kiddos. ??? i have really enjoyed the blog & FB page posts. Keep it up! ?


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