Metro Mama & Metro Baby

By Missye K. Clarke


Mother Necessity is the mother of all invention, it’s been said. And, the mothers – and grown cousins, nieces, nephews, grandparents, and the like–of this book know all about need. Megan F. Salch, local Houstonian and a mom of one, knows how frustrating it is to find a one-stop resource for things to do with an energetic wee one. She couldn’t find it anywhere in Texas, so, she did what many parents and others do to get what ‘s needed: she created to showcase her latest adult source book for the little tykes in their universe.

Says author and publisher Salch, “I developed the guide when I realized there was not one resource of kids activities in Houston that is currently up-to-date. And as a native Houstonian with a little daughter to entertain, I want our family to explore all that this city has to offer, but I don’t want to waste time researching these events every time I turn around. So, this annual guide was born.”

Parents and extended family often feel torn between their careers, personal commitments and their own relatives. But now Houstonians and visitors to the city now have a valuable guide to more than 100 activities for kids under age 10.

The guide, called 100+ Activities For Houston’s Kids, is priced at a reasonable $19.95 and can be purchased toll free at 800 247 6553 or online at,, or at This neat book is drafted by recommended child’s age, location, website and phone number for details, activity description, admission price if applicable, and appropriate kid audiences. And, unlike other books, it’s slated for the year in which issued. Call it a Zagat’s Survey Guide™, The Kids Version. The ratings are up to your kids.

When traveling to Houston for business and the nieces and nephews and pint-sized cousins trained their Spidey senses when you’re in town, take them to a cool and hot kid-friendly place that’s not Chuck E. Cheese’s. Go on, have a blast making some great memories, because you and they are only young once.

Originally published February 2006



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