Do512 Family is all about what to do in Austin with kids. We love to be out and about in Austin, and are always looking for fun things to do with the family.
It’s also very important to us to explore creative ways to share time with our families. The mission statement of Do512 has always been, “to just do awesome things a lot.” Do512 Family will carry out this same vision, with one small change. “To just do awesome things a lot…with kids.” While this can mean family-friendly events and places, it also means hanging out at home or at the park, sharing quality time.
How it all started…
Do512 Family was launched in late 2011 when Do512 owner, Jimmy Stewart, saw a need for an events and entertainment site for Austin parents. Stewart is a father of two, so while telling Austin all about happy hours and upcoming shows on Do512.com definitely held an interest for him and tons of other Austinites, he realized how awesome it would be to have something similar for families.
Voila! Do512 Family was born.
Chloe Weiss was the first person to take charge of Do512 Family. Weiss, a native Austinite and lover of live music, had hung up her dancing shoes to be a stay at home mom. She was always looking for creative ways to rediscover Austin with her son, so helping to launch Do512 Family made perfect sense. She has since moved on to add to her own family and welcomed another son in October 2012. She still loves coming to Lounge Sessions and getting out to see live music when she can find a sitter.
After Weiss left, a tall fellow by the name of Matt Bradshaw stepped in part time to keep the site current. While Bradshaw filled up the family site with all kinds of great things for Austin parents, he was also doing content stuff for Do512, being awesome in his band and training for marathons. With both Do512 and Do512 Family expanding like crazy, it was time to bring someone else in full time.
That’s when Jamie Jett stepped in to be the official editor of Do512 Family. Bradshaw went on to be Content Manager at Do512, so it all worked out and there are no hard feelings. (No, really, they sit right by each other and everything.) The whole site was re-done, revamped and relaunched and is doing great, thanks to YOU!
Jett has a 7-year-old son who is either moving or talking if he isn’t sleeping. She had dreams of being a music journalist but realized she couldn’t get drunk and go to shows every night and raise a child. Do512 Family is a perfect fit for her, and she loves helping families find out about cool stuff going on in Austin. She lives on the east side with her main squeeze, her little man, their cat, Jason, and their dog, Tucks.
How it all works…
Do512Family.com is a blog that has all kinds of useful information for Austin parents from what to do, where to go, funny parenting snark to ways to have fun at home.
Family.do512.com is an events calendar with tons of fun events and venue listings. This page is most easily accessed by clicking the Events Calendar link at the top of the homepage. If you want to add your own event, you’ll have to send it to us and we’ll let you know when we get it up. We always do this quickly so don’t feel like your message is getting sent into the internet abyss.
You can become a registered user to Do512 Family by clicking Register at the top right of the Events Calendar page. Becoming a user of the site is muy beneficial for you because we do giveaways all the time where all you have to do is click “I like it” on the event listing to be entered to win. It looks like this:
We hope that you enjoy our site as much as we enjoy being a part of it. If you have any ideas or events you want to share, please let us know. And don’t forget to Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter.