Hometown: Originally from Brentwood, Tenn., but have lived in Fort Worth for 14 years.
Occupation: Full-time Mom, Part-time Public Relations Consultant
Top Fort Worth kid-friendly activity/attraction: Hands down the Fort Worth Zoo. Every time we go we see something new and different. We also love the benefit of having a family membership. It’s nice to be able to go stroll around for an hour if that’s all the time we have, or stay and explore all afternoon. I will have to say we love the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History too. You can’t beat an air-conditioned family attraction during the Texas summers.
Favorite Fort Worth family memory: One of my favorite Fort Worth family summer memories was two summers ago when we were in town for the Fourth of July. We swam all day, grilled hamburgers, made homemade vanilla ice cream and then climbed up on our second-story deck and saw fireworks displays in all directions around the city (without the loud noise).
Describe your ideal summer day in Fort Worth with the kids: My ideal day would start early before the heat sets in. We would head to the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens to feed the fish in the Koi pond. Next we might go across the street and ride the Forest Park train. It’s always fun the see the ducks and turtles sunning on the rocks in the Trinity River. After the train ride, we would meet up with some friends at Central Market to grab lunch on the patio and let the kids play on the playground. If my kids could hang, I would take them to the Kimbell Museum to see the French Impressionist exhibit (with a stroller of course). To wrap up the day it would be fun to pack a picnic with the family and head out to Concerts in the Garden to listen to music, let them dance and watch the fireworks. This is an “ideal” day of course. Realistically, we might be able to accomplish one or two of these things in a day. It’s great to live in a city with all of these options. If we couldn’t do it all in one day, we could save something for the next.