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Today continues a favorite series featuring moms who run small businesses here in Katy.  Mom-run businesses are growing, and people now, more than ever, are taking chances and following their dreams.  I’m excited to feature some of these businesses on my blog each week for the next few weeks.

Today, we’re meeting Lauren with LuLaRoe!

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1) What is your business/shop name?
LuLaRoe Lauren S. Bishop
 
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2) What do you sell/ what service do you provide?
Women’s clothing sizes 00-3x
 
3) How did you decide to start your business?
Lots of prayer!!! 
 
4) What is your mission statement? 
I got in to this to help my family financially while still being able to stay home with my kids!
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5) What is your most popular product/ what types of clients do you help?  
The clothes! They are all popular, everyone loves the way they fit and are simply comfortable!
 
6) What motivates you to grow your business?
My family and the income
 
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7) Any tips for balancing family life with business life?
It is very difficult! Especially working from home! You have to a lot certain hours for business, certain hours for home life!
 
8)  Any words of wisdom for moms who are thinking of taking the leap into starting their own business?
It is a lot of work, but anything worth doing is hard! 
 
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Thanks, Lauren! You can find her shopping link here.  

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For all the summer fun happening around town (VBS, Summer Movies, etc.), go here.

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Crimson Cavalettes Summer Dance Camp

June 19-22 @ 8 am – 12 pm at Tompkins High;  Camp is open to dancers from age four through fifth grade and will be held in the dance gym. Register online here

La Centerra

Live Music- Friday, June 24 @ 7:45 pm at Central Green;  Come out and hear the music of Velvet Punch!

Gymboree Parachute Play Time- Wednesday, June 21 @ 10 am – 12 pm at Heritage Square.

Outdoor Movie Night- Saturday, June 24 @ dusk at Central Green;  Bring your chairs and blankets and come enjoy Minions!

Chick Fil A Cinco Ranch

Preschool Playhouse- Tuesday, June 20 @ 9:30 am – 11 am; Kids will love making their own splash ball toy for cool outdoor fun! Plus, enjoy music, stories, and sparkle dough time.

Family Night- Tuesday, June 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm; Summer is in full swing, come cool off and play in a giant foam pit! Meet Ray from Splashway Waterpark & Campgrounds and make a paper bag jellyfish. Complimentary face painting and balloon animals by Sweet Honey the Clown. Don’t forget your swimsuit & towel!

Chick Fil A Mason Road 

Preschool Playhouse- Wednesday, June 21 @ 9:30 am – 11 am; Kids will love making their own splash ball toy for cool outdoor fun! Plus, enjoy music, stories, and sparkle dough time.

Family Night- Wednesday, June 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm; Summer is in full swing, come cool off and play in a giant foam pit! Meet Ray from Splashway Waterpark & Campgrounds and make a paper bag jellyfish. Complimentary face painting and balloon animals by Sweet Honey the Clown. Don’t forget your swimsuit & towel! 

Cinco Ranch Library

Mother Goose Time- Tuesday, June 20 @ 10:15 am

Stories and Play- Tuesday, June 20 @ 2:00 pm

Pajama Story Time- Tuesday, June 20 @ 7 pm

Toddler Time- Wednesday, June 21 @ 10:15 am and Thursday, June 22 @ 10:15 & 11:30 am

Preschool Story Time- Wednesday, June 21 @ 11:30 am

School Age Kids Program- Wednesday, June 21  @ 2 pm & 3 pm;  This week:  Crocodile Encounters

Young Adult Program- Wednesday, June 21 @ 3 pm;  This week:  Creative Crafts

Middle School Program- Thursday, June 15 @ 3 pm;  This week:  Highflyers Jump Rope Team

Maud Marks Library

Afternoon Adventures- Monday, June 19 @ 1:30 pm & 3 pm;  This week:  Museum of Natural Science

Infant Time- Tuesday, June 20 @ 10:15 & 11:15 am

Preschool Story Time- Wednesday, June 21 @ 10:15am

Tween/Teen Program- Wednesday, June 21 @ 4:15 pm;  This week:  Chess Wars

Toddler Time- Thursday, June 22 @ 10:15 & 11:15 am

Teen Time- Thursday, June 22 @ 3:00 pm

Family Movie Time- Friday, June 23 @ 1 pm;  This week’s feature:  Cars

Katy Branch Library

Baby Time- Monday, June 1219 @ 10:15 am

Kids Cafe-  Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays @ 11:30 – 12:30 pm

Teen/Tween Program- Monday, June 19 @ 2:30 pm – Duct Tape Crafts

Teen Photography Workshop- Monday, June 19 @ 4:30 pm

Toddler Time- Tuesday, June 20 @ 10:15 am

Summer Program:  Mick Corley Music Show- Tuesday, June 20 @ 2:30 pm

Preschool Story Time- Thursday, June 22 @ 10:15 

Giggles and Fun 

Tattoo and Lollipop Tuesday- Tuesday, June 20 @ 9 am – 4 pm

Storytime– Come join story time this Wednesday, June 21 @ 10 am- 10:30 am

You can read all about Giggles and Fun here.

Farmer’s Market 

Saturday, June 24 @ 8am-noon;  located off 99 at Church of the Holy Apostles;  read about the Farmer’s Market here.

Fulshear Farmer’s Market

Saturday, June 24 @ 9 am – 1 pm;  located at 1093 @ Bois D’Arc;  You can get more info here.

Have an event coming up? Be sure to email me so I can share it! (Tamara@katymomsblog.com)  I do filter events somewhat.  If it’s not family-friendly, it’s not likely I’ll share it….and I like to be upfront about that :)  That’s why you won’t see every single event happening in Katy this week in this post.  But, if you feel like it would be a good fit, let me know!

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COMING SOON:  Crimson Cavalettes Summer Dance Camp

June 19-22 @ 8 am – 12 pm at Tompkins High;  Camp is open to dancers from age four through fifth grade and will be held in the dance gym. Register online here

Sugar Land Skeeters Special Events

June 12- Dollar Dog Day

June 13- Two for Tuesday

June 14- Super Splash Day

La Centerra

Baby Boot Camp- Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 am;  Your first class is FREE!

Live Music- Friday, June 16 @ 7:45 pm at Central Green;  Come out and hear the music of The Sydney Bryant Band!

Reading Camp on the Green- Tuesday, June 13 @ 10 am – 11 am;  The reading camp will involve a number of tasks that will create a wonderful learning environment for the children. From word and color hunts to using the outdoors to act out their favorite books; the reading camp is definitely a great way to encourage a love for books in young minds and hearts. To enjoy this activity your child needs a picnic blanket, one of his/her favorite books and lots of imagination.

Outdoor Movie Night- Saturday, June 10 @ dusk at Central Green;  Bring your chairs and blankets and come enjoy Mrs. Doubtfire

Chick Fil A Cinco Ranch

Preschool Playhouse- Tuesday, June 13 @ 9:30 am – 11 am; Enjoy creating a special craft from Bass Pro Shops, and enter to win Bass Pro Shops Youth Fishing Gear and more. Plus, enjoy music, stories, and sparkle dough time.

Family Night- Tuesday, June 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm; Celebrate Dad’s with Bass Pro Shops as we partner with them for a fun craft and enter to win Youth Fishing Gear giveaways. Plus, complimentary face painting and balloon animals by Sweet Honey the Clown.

Dad’s Day Off Family Cookout- Friday, June 16 @ 5 pm – 8 pm;  Families are invited to kick back & relax as we celebrate dads at our backyard barbecue style event. Celebrate with outdoor games, make a gift for your father & sample our new seasonal menu items. Admission is free but does not include the cost of food.  You can RSVP here.  If reservations are full please email kelsey@cfakaty.com to be put on a waiting list.

Chick Fil A Mason Road 

Preschool Playhouse- Wednesday, June 14 @ 9:30 am – 11 am; Enjoy creating a special craft from Bass Pro Shops, and enter to win Bass Pro Shops Youth Fishing Gear and more. Plus, enjoy music, stories, and sparkle dough time.

Family Night- Wednesday, June 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm; Celebrate Dad’s with Bass Pro Shops as we partner with them for a fun craft and enter to win Youth Fishing Gear giveaways. Plus, complimentary face painting and balloon animals by Sweet Honey the Clown.

Dad’s Day Off Family Cookout- Thursday, June 15 @ 5 pm – 8 pm;  Families are invited to kick back & relax as we celebrate dads at our backyard barbecue style event. Celebrate with outdoor games, make a gift for your father & sample our new seasonal menu items. Admission is free but does not include the cost of food.  You can RSVP here.  If reservations are full please email kelsey@cfakaty.com to be put on a waiting list.

Cinco Ranch Library

Mother Goose Time- Tuesday, June 13 @ 10:15 am

Stories and Play- Tuesday, June 13 @ 2:00 pm

Pajama Story Time- Tuesday, June 13 @ 7 pm

Toddler Time- Wednesday, June 14 @ 10:15 am and Thursday, June 15 @ 10:15 & 11:30 am

Preschool Story Time- Wednesday, June 14 @ 11:30 am

School Age Kids Program- Wednesday, June 14  @ 2 pm & 3 pm;  This week:  Dinosaur George

Middle School Program- Thursday, June 15 @ 3 pm;  This week:  Pizza and Games

Family Movie Time- Friday, June 16 @ 1:30 pm;  This week’s movie:  Moana

Maud Marks Library

Afternoon Adventures- Monday, June 12 @ 1:30 pm & 3 pm;  This week:  Geebo the Clown

Infant Time- Tuesday, June 13 @ 10:15 & 11:15 am

Preschool Story Time- Wednesday, June 14 @ 10:15am

Elementary Book Club- Wednesday, June 14 @ 3 pm

Toddler Time- Thursday, June 15 @ 10:15 & 11:15 am

Teen Time- Thursday, June 15 @ 3:00 pm

Family Movie Time- Friday, June 16 @ 1 pm;  This week’s feature:  Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Katy Branch Library

Baby Time- Monday, June 12 @ 10:15 am

Kids Cafe-  Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays @ 11:30 – 12:30 pm

Teen/Tween Program- Monday, June 12 @ 2:30 pm – Popsicle Stick Architecture

Intro to ABC Mouse- Monday, June 12 @ 4:30 pm

Toddler Time- Tuesday, June 13 @ 10:15 am

Summer Program:  Geebo the Clown- Tuesday, June 13 @ 2:30 pm

Young Adult Book Club- Tuesday, June 13 @ 4:30 pm

School Age Kids Craft Time- Wednesday, June 14 @ 4:30 pm

Preschool Story Time- Thursday, June 15 @ 10:15 

Giggles and Fun 

Tattoo and Lollipop Tuesday- Tuesday, June 13 @ 9 am – 4 pm

Storytime– Come join story time this Wednesday, June 14 @ 10 am- 10:30 am

You can read all about Giggles and Fun here.

Farmer’s Market 

Saturday, June 17 @ 8am-noon;  located off 99 at Church of the Holy Apostles;  read about the Farmer’s Market here.

Fulshear Farmer’s Market

Saturday, June 17 @ 9 am – 1 pm;  located at 1093 @ Bois D’Arc;  You can get more info here.

Have an event coming up? Be sure to email me so I can share it! (Tamara@katymomsblog.com)  I do filter events somewhat.  If it’s not family-friendly, it’s not likely I’ll share it….and I like to be upfront about that :)  That’s why you won’t see every single event happening in Katy this week in this post.  But, if you feel like it would be a good fit, let me know!

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Today continues a favorite series featuring moms who run small businesses here in Katy.  Mom-run businesses are growing, and people now, more than ever, are taking chances and following their dreams.  I’m excited to feature some of these businesses on my blog each week for the next few weeks.

Today, we’re meeting Renae with PUREhaven Essentials!

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1) What is your business/shop name?

My business is called PUREhaven Essentials by Renae!

2) What do you sell/ what service do you provide?

I offer completely natural, safe, and trustworthy personal and home care products for people of all ages!

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3) How did you decide to start your business?

I had a party in June of 2016 and fell in love with the message. I had been trying to make healthy food choices for my family, but at my party I learned that what we put on our skin is also so important!  Our skin is our largest organ, and what we put on it can get into our bodies.  Kids are even more susceptible!  After my party I was able to try all of these products, and we loved them!  When the idea of my becoming a Consultant was brought up, I thought “Why not!?”  I know I can trust that the company uses only pure, natural ingredients – never synthetics or harmful ingredients.  PUREhaven also taught me that even the smallest change can add up to make a huge difference.

4) What is your mission statement?

Our Mission is to help people to live a more toxic-free life!  I teach people how to read ingredient labels on products such as shampoo just as we have learned to do with food labels. It is equally important to know what you are putting on your body as to what you are putting in your body. When you know better, you do better.

5) What is your most popular product/ what types of clients do you help? 

That is such a tough question, because we have over 100 natural products!  Our most popular products are our Shampoo and Conditioner, Cleanser, Moisturizer, Dream Cream, Lip Balm and Surface Cleaner. We actually just began offering those exact products in one discounted bundle.  It is called the Essentials Bundle No. 8.   It helps you to get started without feeling overwhelmed, and saves you money!  When you buy the bundle you are actually getting two products for free!  

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6) What motivates you to grow your business?

I am very fulfilled to know that I am helping other families in my community to make a smart choice for their family.  Personally, I am able to stay home with my children, which are the most important thing to me! 

7) Any tips for balancing family life with business life?

I actually incorporate my family in the business. They know what Mommy does and they talk about it to people. I am able to work as little or as much as I want. Some seasons of life are more hectic than others. It is nice to have a great team at PUREhaven Essentials to help and a great team at home.

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8)  Any words of wisdom for moms who are thinking of taking the leap into starting their own business?

Just JUMP! There will never be a perfect time! I never in a million years thought I would be able to sell a product until I found one I believed in.  

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Thanks, Renae!  I’ve been trying to pay more attention to the products we use around our house, so I’ll be checking these out :)  You can find her shopping link here.  

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To read about more Small Business Moms, go here!

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Good morning!  I hope you’re having a great Monday.  Lots of things happening this week, so we’re going to jump right in.

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Cane Island Summer Concert Series

Friday, June 9 @ 6 pm;  The summer-long concert series will kick off with a performance from Sydney Bryant in the Amenity Village in Cane Island. The event will be paired with fine wines from Yellow Brick Road Winery. Admission is $10 for residents, $15 for non-residents. Food trucks will also be close by.

Katy Summer Nights

Friday, June 9 @ 8 pm – 11 pm at VFW Park (located at 6202 George Bush Drive);  The City of Katy invites families to come out and watch a movie under the stars.  This month’s show:  Norm of the North.  This event is free to the public.  You can get more info here.

La Centerra

Baby Boot Camp- Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 am;  Your first class is FREE!

Live Music- Friday, June 9 @ 7:45 pm at Central Green;  Come out and hear the music of Shark Bait!

NFL Play60 Kickoff for Kids- Saturday, June 10 @ 10 am – 11 am;  sign up is at 9 am!

Outdoor Movie Night- Saturday, June 10 @ dusk at Central Green;  Bring your chairs and blankets and come enjoy Mrs. Doubtfire

Chick Fil A Cinco Ranch

Preschool Playhouse- Tuesday, June 6 @ 9:30 am – 11 am; Get growing with the Les Strech Team as we enjoy planting fun. Plus, we will have music, stories, and sparkle dough time. 

Family Night- Tuesday, June 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm; The Les Strech Team is here to kick off a healthy summer! Come plant seeds and watch them grow all summer long. Plus, complimentary face painting and balloon animals by Sweet Honey the Clown.

Chick Fil A Mason Road 

Preschool Playhouse- Wednesday, June 7 @ 9:30 am – 11 am; Get growing with the Les Strech Team as we enjoy planting fun. Plus, we will have music, stories, and sparkle dough time.

Family Night- Wednesday, June 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm; The Les Strech Team is here to kick off a healthy summer! Come plant seeds and watch them grow all summer long. Plus, complimentary face painting and balloon animals by Sweet Honey the Clown.

Cinco Ranch Library

Mother Goose Time- Tuesday, June 6 @ 10:15 am

Stories and Play- Tuesday, June 6 @ 2:00 pm

Pajama Story Time- Tuesday, June 6 @ 7 pm

Toddler Time- Wednesday, June 7 @ 10:15 am and Thursday, June 8 @ 10:15 & 11:30 am

Preschool Story Time- Wednesday, June 7 @ 11:30 am

School Age Kids Program- Wednesday, June 7  @ 2 pm & 3 pm;  This week:  Cool Chemistry

Young Adult Book Club- Wednesday, June 7 @ 3 pm;  This month:  Dystopian Novels

Middle School Program- Thursday, June 8 @ 3 pm;  This week:  Karaoke Revolution

Maud Marks Library

Afternoon Adventures- Monday, June 5 @ 1:30 pm & 3 pm;  This week:  Marsha’s Petting Zoo

Infant Time- Tuesday, June 6 @ 10:15 & 11:15 am

Preschool Story Time- Wednesday, June 7 @ 10:15am

Toddler Time- Thursday, June 7 @ 10:15 & 11:15 am

Teen Time- Thursday, June 7 @ 3:00 pm

Family Movie Time- Friday, June 9 @ 1 pm;  This week’s feature:  Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

Katy Branch Library

Baby Time- Monday, June 5 @ 10:15 am

Kids Cafe-  Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays @ 11:30 – 12:30 pm

Teen/Tween Program- Monday, June 5 @ 2:30 pm – Popsicle Stick Architecture

Teen/Tween Program- Monday, June 5 @ 4:30 pm-  Canva Father’s Day Cards

Toddler Time- Tuesday, June 6 @ 10:15 am

Preschool Story Time- Thursday, June 8 @ 10:15 

Teen Volunteer Summer Orientation- Friday, June 9 @ 10 am

Giggles and Fun 

Tattoo and Lollipop Tuesday- Tuesday, June 6 @ 9 am – 4 pm

Storytime– Come join story time this Wednesday, June 7 @ 10 am- 10:30 am

You can read all about Giggles and Fun here.

Farmer’s Market 

Saturday, June 10 @ 8am-noon;  located off 99 at Church of the Holy Apostles;  read about the Farmer’s Market here.

Fulshear Farmer’s Market

Saturday, June 10 @ 9 am – 1 pm;  located at 1093 @ Bois D’Arc;  You can get more info here.

Have an event coming up? Be sure to email me so I can share it! (Tamara@katymomsblog.com)  I do filter events somewhat.  If it’s not family-friendly, it’s not likely I’ll share it….and I like to be upfront about that :)  That’s why you won’t see every single event happening in Katy this week in this post.  But, if you feel like it would be a good fit, let me know!

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 Ahhh.  Vacation Bible School.  Growing up, I spent many of my summers attending or helping out with VBS at my church.  It’s no wonder I’m the crazy VBS lady at my church now!  These weeks are great opportunities for your kids to learn about the bible and have some fun.  We have a lot of churches in our community that offer VBS throughout the summer.  

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Also, be sure to check out the new Summer 2017 tab for lots of info on things happening this summer in Katy!

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*You will want to visit each website, or call each church to register!  

Bear Creek Baptist Church

June 12-16 for kids who have completed Kindergarten-5th grade;  Register and get more info here.

Central Baptist Church

June 19-23 @ 9 am – noon;  for kids age 4 yrs- thru 5th grade;  Register and get more info here.

First Baptist Church Katy

June 5-8 @ 9 am – noon;  for kids who have completed kindergarten-5th grade;  Register and get more info here.  

Grand Lakes Presbyterian

June 23-24 @ 5:30 pm – 8 pm for kids age 3 years old-5th grade (just completed);  Register and get more info here.

Holy Covenant UMC

June 5-June 9 @ 5:30-8 pm;  Cost is $20/child, and you will need to call (281-579-1200) to get more information and register.  

Kingsland Baptist Church

June 19-23 @ 9 am – noon for students entering Kindergarten-entering 6th grade;  For more information and to register, go here.

Parkway Fellowship

June 25-28 @ 6pm-8:45 pm for age Pre-K thru entering 5th grade;  For more information and to register, go here.

Second Baptist Church

West Campus: July 24-27 @ 9 am – noon;  For more info and to register, go here.

1463 Campus:  July 24-27 @ 9 am -noon;  For more info and to register, go here.

For students age 5 years -3rd grade (VBS) and 4th-5th grade (VBX)

The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch

July 10-13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm for children who have completed Kindergarten thru completed 4th grade;  Early bird registration (thru June 23) is $10/child, maximum $30/household.  Late registration (after June 23) is $12/child, maximum $36/household.  For more information and to register, go here.

Trinity Baptist Church

July 10-14 @ 8:30 am – noon for students who have completed 1st thru 6th grade;  For more information and to register, go here.

Westland Baptist Church

June 25-29 for students who have completed Kindergarten thru 5th grade;  For more information and to register, go here.

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Is your church having VBS, and is not listed?  Send me the info so I can update this list :)

Have a fantastic summer!

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Today continues a favorite series featuring moms who run small businesses here in Katy.  Mom-run businesses are growing, and people now, more than ever, are taking chances and following their dreams.  I’m excited to feature some of these businesses on my blog each week for the next few weeks.

Today, we’re meeting Alyssa with Katy Speech and Language!

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1) What is your business/shop name?

Katy Speech and Language

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2) What do you sell/ what service do you provide?

We provide private pediatric speech and language therapy for children in their home or school.

Downs Syndrome boyhaving speech therapy

3) How did you decide to start your business?

I have known since high school that I wanted to be in a profession where I could help children.  I realized after graduating as a Speech & Language Pathologist, that I could most effectively do this by starting my own business. My parents provided guidance for me and I was fortunate to have some great speech-pathologists as mentors

4) What is your mission statement? 

Our mission is to provide quality speech and language services that will enable each child to attain their highest potential in being able to communicate.  This is achieved through providing individualized therapy for each child and family education with carry over techniques for use in the home environment.

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5) What is your most popular product/ what types of clients do you help?  

We provide help to parents who have any concerns about their child’s language development.   We see a wide array of children with a variety of language and articulation disorders including children with Autism, developmental delays, learning disabilities and genetic disorders.

6) What motivates you to grow your business?

I feel we can provide life changing  results to the children we see as well as their families. The inability of a child to communicate effectively is very frustrating to both them and their family. We can help by assisting the child to have a voice of their own as well as educate the parents on what they can do to help.  The resulting progress and positive changes  keep me motivated to help more families.

7) Any tips for balancing family life with business life?

I think we’re always looking for the the perfect balance between family and business life. For me, understanding and accepting that my “To-Do” list will always have something on it, was a big challenge. On my day off, I take care of household chores, doctor appointments, and TRY to fit in everything I wasn’t able to complete earlier in the week. I want to make sure that when my family is home, I am able to focus on being mommy.

8)  Any words of wisdom for moms who are thinking of taking the leap into starting their own business?

It is essential to get good people on board with you.  I work with amazing speech pathologists who are so intelligent and caring,  a crucial combination to be great in this field!.

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Thank you Alyssa!  I’m so glad they reached out to share their important work with us.  You can find Katy Speech & Language online and on Facebook.  Be sure to reach out if your child needs interventions in this area!

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Good morning (or afternoon or evening, depending on when you’re reading this)!  I hope you had a fantastic weekend.  Mine ended with a sunburn, and being exhausted from having so much fun.

Good news!!  Last week, I released the Summer Movie Schedule for Katy.  Well, Cinemark has decided to jump on board and have summer movies too!  I’ve updated the post to include all of that information :)

Here are the events for this week:

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For info on summer camps and day camps around Katy, go here.

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La Centerra

Baby Boot Camp- Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 am;  Your first class is FREE!

Live Music- Friday, June 2 @ 7:45 pm at Central Green;  Come out and hear the music of The Danny Ray Band!

Outdoor Movie Night- Saturay, June 3 @ dusk at Heritage Square;  Bring your chairs and blankets and come enjoy The Jungle Book (2016 version)

Houston Family Magazine Summer Fun Fest- Sunday, June 4 @ 12 pm – 4 pm at Central Green;  For more information, go here.

Chick Fil A Cinco Ranch

Preschool Playhouse- Tuesday, May 30 @ 9:30 am – 11 am; Create a “Summer Fun Ideas” flower pot craft and be ready for fun at a moments notice! Plus, enjoy sparkle dough, singing, dancing, and story time.

Family Night- Tuesday, May 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm; Learn what exciting things Kingdom & Wheels has to offer, create a crown craft and meet Leo the Lion. Plus, enter to win fun giveaways. Complimentary face painting and balloon animals by Sweet Honey the Clown.

Chick Fil A Mason Road 

Preschool Playhouse- Wednesday, May 31 @ 9:30 am – 11 am; Create a “Summer Fun Ideas” flower pot craft and be ready for fun at a moments notice! Plus, enjoy sparkle dough, singing, dancing, and story time. 

Family Night- Wednesday, May 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm; Learn what exciting things Kingdom & Wheels has to offer, create a crown craft and meet Leo the Lion. Plus, enter to win fun giveaways. Complimentary face painting and balloon animals by Sweet Honey the Clown.

Cinco Ranch Library

Family Story Time- Saturday, June 3 @ 10:15 am

Maud Marks Library

Toddler Time- Thursday, June 1 @ 10:15 & 11:15 am

Family Movie Time- Friday, June 2 @ 1 pm;  This week’s feature:  Pirates of the Caribbean

Katy Branch Library

Toddler Time- Tuesday, May 30 @ 10:15 am

Preschool Story Time- Thursday, May June 1 @ 10:15 

Giggles and Fun 

Tattoo and Lollipop Tuesday- Tuesday, May 30 @ 9 am – 4 pm

Storytime– Come join story time this Wednesday, May 31 @ 10 am- 10:30 am

You can read all about Giggles and Fun here.

Farmer’s Market 

Saturday, June 3 @ 8am-noon;  located off 99 at Church of the Holy Apostles;  read about the Farmer’s Market here.

Fulshear Farmer’s Market

Saturday, June 3 @ 9 am – 1 pm;  located at 1093 @ Bois D’Arc;  You can get more info here.

Have an event coming up? Be sure to email me so I can share it! (Tamara@katymomsblog.com)  I do filter events somewhat.  If it’s not family-friendly, it’s not likely I’ll share it….and I like to be upfront about that :)  That’s why you won’t see every single event happening in Katy this week in this post.  But, if you feel like it would be a good fit, let me know!

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Katy Summer Movie Schedules 2017 http://www.katymomsblog.com/katy-summer-movie-schedules-2017/ http://www.katymomsblog.com/katy-summer-movie-schedules-2017/#comments Wed, 24 May 2017 20:51:15 +0000 http://www.katymomsblog.com/?p=3317 Every year, some of the movie theaters in the area host wonderful Summer Movie series that are usually a great price and a good way to get out of the heat.  La Centerra also hosts outdoor movie nights during the summer, so I’ll add the list of those.  Keep in mind, those dates are affected by [...]

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Every year, some of the movie theaters in the area host wonderful Summer Movie series that are usually a great price and a good way to get out of the heat.  La Centerra also hosts outdoor movie nights during the summer, so I’ll add the list of those.  Keep in mind, those dates are affected by weather, so any changes will be updated on this post as the summer goes on :)

I haven’t heard anything from AMC, and can’t find any information on their summer movies….so we’re going to guess they aren’t doing it either.  

But don’t worry!  There are still plenty of options!

Ok, here we go:

La Centerra Outdoor Movies

These movies are Outdoor Movies shown at Central Green, and start around dusk…so basically 7:30ish.  Be sure to bring chairs, or blankets to sit on.  You can also bring dinner, or order from one of the great options La Centerra has to offer!

6/10:  Mrs. Doubtfire (PG-13)

6/17:  Secret Life of Pets (PG)

6/24:  Minions (PG)

6/30:  Kubo and the Two Strings (PG)

7/8:  Hidden Figures (PG)

7/15: Tangled

7/22:  Lilo and Stitch (PG)

7/28:  The Good Dinosaur (PG)

7/29:  Monsters, Inc. (G)

8/12:  Moana (PG)

8/19: Thor (PG-13)

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All showtimes are at 9:30 on Wednesdays and Thursdays;  Tickets are $1 per show, and all films are rated G or PG.  

6/7-6/8: Secret Life of Pets (PG)

6/14-6/15: The LEGO Batman Movie (PG)

6/21-6/22: Trolls (PG)

6/28-6/29: Shrek the Third (PG)

7/5-7/6: Goosebumps  (PG)

7/12-7/13: The Iron Giant  (PG)

7/19-7/20: Hotel Transylvania 2 (PG)

7/26-7/27: Megamind (PG)

8/2-8/3: The Angry Birds Movie (PG) 

8/9-8/10: Sing (PG)

Edwards West Oaks Cinema

This theater is located at West Oaks Mall, not too far from Katy.  Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10:00 am. Each week both movies play on both days. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

June 6/7: Kung Fu Panda 3;  Ice Age: Collision Course

June 13/14: Trolls;  Alvin and the Chipmunks:  Chipwrecked

June 20/21: Monster Trucks; Penguins of Madagascar

June 27/28:  Rio 2;  The Boxtrolls

July 4/5: Secret Life of Pets;  Sing

July 11/12:  Kubo and the Two Strings; Rachet and Clank

July 18/19: The Spongebob Movie:  Sponge Out of Water; The Adventures of TinTin

July 25/26:  Happy Feet 2;  Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

August 1/2:  Storks;  The LEGO Batman Movie

Palladium West Houston

I’m waiting to hear back on their schedule.  They have switched from Santikos to Regal Cinemas, and are getting their schedule all figured out. Once I have that info, I will definitely share it!

Studio Movie Grill

**Studio Movie Grill in City Center also has a summer movie series.  It’s not technically in Katy, but it would be a fun outing for the day!  You can eat lunch there, or head over to Ruggles Green (my favorite!). Tickets are only $1!!  Be sure to call Studio Movie Grill and check on the availability of each movie.  Also, order your tickets online to save time and secure a seat!

Movies are shown at 10 am!

June 5-9:  How to Train Your Dragon

June 12-16: Rio

June 19-23: Turbo

June 26-30:  Trolls

July 3-7:  Horton Hears a Who

July 10-14: Kung Fu Panda 3

July 17-21: Shrek the Third

July 24-28: Madagascar

July 31- August 4: The Peanuts Movie

August 7-11:  Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

August 14-18: Chicken Run

August 21-25: Home

Alamo Drafthouse

 Kids Camp is an affordable way for families to watch great films together during most holiday breaks.  Choose your own ticket price – $1-$3-$5 and buy your tickets online to reserve your seats in advance.  100% of ticket sales are donated to local nonprofits working to make our community a better place.Most Kids Camp screenings are ages 3 and up, but some locations are All Ages – please check drafthouse.com for local policies.  Regular no talking/texting policies apply and noisy families may be asked to leave. 

**Further explaination on Baby Day: “Our [Alamo Drafthouse ] Baby Day screenings occur on Tuesdays – it’s the first show of the day, as long as the screenings are before 5 PM. In other words, if we have a 10 PM screening of a specialty title, it wouldn’t count as a Baby Day screening even if that technically was the first screening of the day. During the summer, our Kids Camp screenings on Tuesday will qualify as Baby Day screenings – though all ages are welcome to any Kids Camp screening.  For our Baby Day screenings, we allow guests to bring in infants for free. Upon request, the lights will be raised slightly and the sound lowered.”
 
The movies run for a week, showing once each day for that week.  These dates are for the location at Mason Park (off of Mason Road).  Be sure to check the calendar for times!

6/5-6/8:  Pirates:  Band of Misfits

6/9, 6/12-6/15:  Sing

6/16, 6/9-6/22:  Matilda

6/23, 6/26-6/29:  Zathura

6/30, 7/3-7/6:  The Iron Giant

 

 

 

 

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Good morning!  I hope you are staying dry today.  This week, I’m going to try to get the Summer Movie post up so you can start planning.  I’ll also have information on the Summer Reading programs in the area!

Here are the events for this week:

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For info on summer camps and day camps around Katy, go here.

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La Centerra

Baby Boot Camp- Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 am;  Your first class is FREE!

Homeschool Spanish Class- Friday, May 26 @ 11 am; Conversational Spanish is now being taught the second Friday and last Friday of the month at 11am (times may change in the hot summer months).  This class is for adults and all school age children.  You can register online here.

 

Outdoor Movie Night- Friday, May 26 @ dusk at Central Green;  This week’s showing:  Up (PG)

Outdoor Movie Night- Saturay, May 27 @ dusk at Central Green;  Bring your chairs and blankets and come enjoy Star Wars:  The Force Awakens (PG-13)

Chick Fil A Cinco Ranch

Preschool Playhouse- Tuesday, May 22 @ 9:30 am – 11 am; Our special guest, Spotlight Acting Academy, will host a fun filled morning themed around “Cinderella the Musical”. Plus, enjoy sparkle dough, singing, dancing, and story time.

Family Night- Tuesday, May 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm; Follow through the story of “Cinderella the Musical” brought to you by Spotlight Acting Academy. Plus, create an origami wish craft and meet some of the cast. Different performances at 5:45pm, 6:30pm & 7:00pm. Complimentary face painting and balloon animals by Sweet Honey the Clown.

Chick Fil A Mason Road 

Preschool Playhouse- Wednesday, May 24 @ 9:30 am – 11 am; Our special guest, Spotlight Acting Academy, will host a fun filled morning themed around “Cinderella the Musical”. Plus, enjoy sparkle dough, singing, dancing, and story time.

Family Night- Wednesday, May 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm; Follow through the story of “Cinderella the Musical” brought to you by Spotlight Acting Academy. Plus, create an origami wish craft and meet some of the cast. Different performances at 5:45pm, 6:30pm & 7:00pm. Complimentary face painting and balloon animals by Sweet Honey the Clown.

Cinco Ranch Library

No events this week!

Maud Marks Library

No events this week!

Katy Branch Library

Baby Time- Monday, May 22 @ 10:15 am

Toddler Time- Tuesday, May 23 @ 10:15 am

Preschool Story Time- Thursday, May 25 @ 10:15 

Giggles and Fun 

Tattoo and Lollipop Tuesday- Tuesday, May 23 @ 9 am – 4 pm

Storytime– Come join story time this Wednesday, May 24 @ 10 am- 10:30 am

You can read all about Giggles and Fun here.

Farmer’s Market 

Saturday, May 27 @ 8am-noon;  located off 99 at Church of the Holy Apostles;  read about the Farmer’s Market here.

Fulshear Farmer’s Market

Saturday, May 27 @ 9 am – 1 pm;  located at 1093 @ Bois D’Arc;  You can get more info here.

Have an event coming up? Be sure to email me so I can share it! (Tamara@katymomsblog.com)  I do filter events somewhat.  If it’s not family-friendly, it’s not likely I’ll share it….and I like to be upfront about that :)  That’s why you won’t see every single event happening in Katy this week in this post.  But, if you feel like it would be a good fit, let me know!

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