Bethany Farnsworth

Bethany Farnsworth is a human jungle gym, napkin, and personal shopper to her kids Peter, 4, and Lydia, 2. She met her husband at Baylor and moved from Waco to Houston to Dallas before finally settling in Austin in October 2019. She loves podcasts, iced coffee, uninterrupted bathroom time, traveling, coming home after traveling, and spending too much time planning activities that hold her kids' attention for 30 seconds. On a good weekend, you'll find her and her crew on a hiking trail or at a brewery -- you'll recognize them by the table full of toys and snacks. Read more at or @bethanyfarns on Instagram.
Winter Storm

Local Mom Rallies Neighborhood Network of Support in Winter Storm

When winter storms blew across Texas, many people had a big problem. Luckily for the residents of the Rattan Creek neighborhood in Northwest Austin, they also had Christine Newman. When neighbors were without power,...

25+ Must-See Christmas Movies

We’ve made it to the end of 2020, we’ve done the Thanksgiving thing of finding the few bright spots in a crummy year, and now it’s time to amp up the Christmas spirit to...

I Didn’t Know I Needed Play Dates as Much as My Kids

Ah, the magical yet illusive pandemic play dates. It serves many purposes: proof that other people still exist in the world, practice taking turns in conversation, time to laugh and play with someone the...
Sibling Bond

A Bright Side of Being Stuck at Home? Growing the Sibling Bond

If you’re like me, you’re looking for silver linings these days as hard as you’re looking for the morning’s abandoned cup of coffee at nap-time. We all know the struggles and anxieties we have...

Buying a House During a Pandemic? Here’s what it’s like!

You’ve been in your house for four months. The walls are closing in. The projects are piling up. Your wish list of things to change is endless. It could be time to buy a...

To the mom on the brink of a burnout

To all the unpaid chefs, personal assistants, teachers, inventory specialists, personal shoppers, hair stylists, child psychologists and life coaches. To all the people trying to make life as normal as possible for everyone else...
Crowlers from Austin breweries

Austin’s Best Local Beers To-Go for National Beer Day

As if you needed more of an excuse to drink than by being cooped up with your kids for the better part of a month, April 7 happens to be National Beer Day. What...

Coronavirus Is Forcing Us to Go Back to the Basics, and I Like It

We are living in a time full of complicated decisions, news and feelings. But for those of us fortunate enough to be staying home during this Coronavirus pandemic, our lives have gotten much simpler...

Don’t Pick Your Poison: Protecting Your Kids From Household Dangers

Three years. I made it three years of being a mom before having to call Poison Control. I was playing with the baby in the playroom and letting my 3-year-old son run around. He walked...

Staying Sane While Stuck at Home: Tips From a SAHM

As the possibility of school closures became more realistic, you probably felt a sense of panic set in. Sure, for the scary unknown outcomes of COVID-19, but also for the known monsters about to...