Bethany Farnsworth

Bethany Farnsworth is a human jungle gym, napkin, and personal shopper to her kids Peter, 5, and Lydia, 3. 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.

5 Zoos Worth the Drive from Austin

If your kid loves animals, they’ll be excited to check out these amazing Zoos! They play an important role in conservation and research. The idea is to visit your local zoo or aquarium and...

National Zoo and Aquarium Month: 9 Spots within Driving Distance of ATX

If your kid loves animals, they’ll be excited that June is National Zoo and Aquarium Month. This is a month to recognize the important role zoos and aquariums play in conservation and research. The...

You Can Never Have Too Many Books: Celebrating Children’s Book Week

We all know that magical moment in parenthood. It’s quiet — too quiet — and you’re worried your toddler has gotten into something messy/dangerous/expensive. You rush to their room expecting to see something bad...

North Austin Spring Break Guide

It feels like this semester has flown by, and it's already Spring Break! It really snuck up on me! If you aren't going on a big trip out of town this year, there are...

A Salute to Potty-Training Moms

There’s a phase somewhere in the first four years of your child’s life that fills you with a sense of dread before it happens and you immediately banish from your memory as soon as...
Champagne Cocktails

Mom’s Guide to Champagne Cocktails for New Year’s Eve

Christmas is over, 2021 is almost over, and it’s time to ring in a new year with some fun! Champagne is a classic way to celebrate, but you can change things up (and make that...
30 Experiences in Austin

30 Experiences Around Austin to Gift for the Holidays

30 Experiences Around Austin to Gift for the Holidays | There are so many people in your life who would love to be gifted an experience instead of a physical object — your kids’...
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...