A Houston Moms Guide to October 2020

Hello there, October!

Even though it looks very different this year, October is still one of our favorite months. Not only can we get out the long pants and the pumpkin spice, there are so many events and festivals around our amazing town. While we might not be able to go to some of the same events that we usually go to, we can still have an amazing month. 

Now all we need is the weather to cooperate so that our fall feelings can match all of the pumpkin flavored and apple cider flavored things that we are eating. I mean, it’s time for soup season, y’all. 

October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Not only does that mean pink will be all over the stores and football games, it means that we are reminded to take care of ourselves, do our monthly breast exams, and make sure that we are healthy and strong for our families. Please take a minute to read about this important cause and how you can help those affected by breast cancer. 

Check out the calendar below for the fun happenings around town!

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Current COVID Information 

At the point of this post being published on October 1st, restaurants are at 75% occupancy, with bars still closed. The Governor’s face mask Executive Order is still in effect, covering the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases.

Continuing Events:: Virtual and In-Person

Daily | 11am :: Children’s Museum of Houston’s Virtual Learning 

If you cannot or do not wish to visit the Children’s Museum during their first days back, they completely understand and look forward to welcoming you when you feel more comfortable returning to the Museum.  In the meantime, keep visiting, connecting, and learning with their online stars by tuning into their Forbes-approved Daily Virtual Learning Broadcast Schedule on their social media pages.  So far, their Virtual Learning has generated nearly 3-million views on all platforms combined!  And Forbes said, “the warm personalities of their employees and community members jump right off the screen and make for an engaging and informative experience.” If you haven’t already, you can find all of their content on their YouTube channel.

Every Wednesday | 11am :: Houston Zoo’s Facebook Live

Each weekday, the zoo is hosting an 11:00 a.m. CST Facebook Live to bring the Zoo to YOU! They will be sharing daily updates of what our furred, flippered, and feathered friends are up to and how our zookeepers are caring for them while we are closed. Follow along and check out the fun at-home-learning activities below!

September 19th – November 21st | 9:00am – 4:00pm :: Blessington Farms 

Enjoy the Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities at Blessington Farms. A great outing for the entire family with many Fall activities that include hay rides, giant slides, barrel train rides, pedal cars and animal encounters with camels, sheep, goats, and more. 


Virtual and In Person Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Please Note :: While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and event details on our guides, we always encourage you to do the same before making final plans. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can make every attempt to correct them. And if you know of any other events happening this month, include them in the comments to keep the list going!


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Jennifer is a native outside-the-loop’er growing up and living in the Richmond/Rosenberg area. She has a Bachelors in theology and political science from Texas Lutheran University and a Masters in Liberal Arts from Texas Christian University. She and her husband Greg met in 2010 through Match.com and fell in love on their first date. They married exactly one year later and have fought lovingly and constantly since. They have two amazingly brilliant girls, Kaitlyn {June 2013} and Elizabeth {June 2015} who Jen stays home with during the day. When Jen is not curled in a little ball rocking back and forth with Peppa Pig on in the background, she can be found crafting with her Silhouette and/or binge watching The Office for the millionth time. Jen has an uncanny ability to be comfortable in almost any situation put in front of her, thanks to growing up in politics and on the debate team. Before having kids of her own, she had the opportunity to help other kids through teaching, youth ministry, and generally being a helpful, kind soul. You can check out more about Jen on IG @themommymiddle.

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