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 @austinwithkids or @bethanyfarns on Instagram.
Family Photos

The Emotional Spiral of Taking Family Photos

That magical time of year is coming. The leaves will change, the golden hour light will leave you glowing, and your heart will swell when you think of the beautiful moments you’ll have with...

My Baby Starts Preschool: How I Am Preparing

With every grinning first-day-of-school picture I see, I'm reminded that in just a couple weeks, it'll be my tiny baby starting preschool for the first time. And I'm going to have to prepare for...
Frozen Treats

The Best Frozen Treats in Austin

If my kids’ bright red cheeks, my bra full of sweat, and the permanent aroma of sunblock in the air are any indication, the Texas summer is in full swing. Some days, the only...
mom friends

How to Make Mom Friends When You’re New in Town

When you are a first-time mom with a newborn, you realize just how much you don’t know, how much research you have to do to take care of a baby, and how isolating motherhood...
swimming holes

The Best Swimming Holes In & Around Austin

After sweating and suffering through many Texas summers without a pool, I’ve decided this is the year I fully embrace playing in creeks, lakes and water holes around the city. I’ve been intimidated by...
Stroller Friendly Trails

The Best Stroller Friendly Trails in Austin

Strollers serve two very important purposes when you're a mom trying to get out of the house: making babies mobile before they can walk and making kids sit still after they've learned to run....

5 Things I Wish Women Would Share About Motherhood

The picture we often get of motherhood is either one of rosy homesteading where children are nothing but a joy, or one of constant sacrifice where children are nothing but a burden until it’s...
Best Hikes With Kids In and Around Austin

Best Hiking With Kids In and Around Austin

I’m being surrounded. Noise assaults me from all sides. Exhaustion overwhelms me, and tension rises up threatening to explode. That’s when I know: I’ve got to get out of the house with these kids....

Social Media Doesn’t Show How We Each Struggle With the Pandemic

Social media has become one of our main windows into others’ lives as we’ve isolated ourselves this past year during the pandemic. We’ve seen the car parades, the road trips, the masked outings, and...
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,...