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Bethany Braun-Silva is a parenting, entertainment, and lifestyle on-air expert. She is the former editor of Parenting.com and frequently writes about the latest and greatest gear for parents and kids as well as health, women's lifestyle, pop culture, home, and food topics. Her work has also appeared in People, Real Simple, Shape, and Parents. She was previously the Senior Editor of Big Apple Parent Magazine and has written for OK! Magazine, Hollywood Life, Mom.com, and CafeMom. She is a graduate of New York University, but her proudest accomplishment is being a mom to Elias and Jake who make life (and work) endlessly fun!

Vanessa Coppes | Women In Leadership | The Breakdown with Bethany

Vanessa Coppes is a boss who excels at leading with heart! She is a champion for women in leadership, the owner and Editor in Chief of BELLA Magazine, which is an international bi-monthly lifestyle publication focused on fashion, beauty, mind and body, celebrity, philanthropy, arts and culture, and travel. Coppes purchased the magazine in 2019 and launched the Spanish language version of the magazine entitled BELLA LATINA in 2021. She talks to us about her journey, faith, family, and how […]

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Catherine Lowe | Celebrating Moms | The Breakdown with Bethany

Welcome to the Mother’s Day episode of “The Breakdown With Bethany.” I’m so excited because I got to talk with former Bachelor star, Catherine Lowe. Catherine won Season 17 of The Bachelor and has since married and is mom to three kids with her husband Sean Lowe. Catherine and I chatted about her Mother’s Day plans and how she is planning to honor moms this Mother’s Day by partnering with Mrs. T’s Pierogies. Catherine has been a Mrs. T’s Pierogies […]

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BrickSeek Saves Parents Money | Breakdown with Bethany

As parents, it’s no secret that we spend a lot of money on our kids. From back-to-school clothes to the madness of holiday gift shopping it seems that there is always something we need to buy. Luckily, there are experts and websites like BrickSeek to help guide us when it comes to smart shopping and saving money. Bethany Hollars from BrickSeek is my most recent guest and she shares some gems about how to teach kids the value of a […]

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Dr. Zabina Bhasin | Diversity, Inclusion, and Kids | The Breakdown with Bethany

Sometimes parents need a little help when it comes to talking to kids about challenging topics such as diversity and inclusion. That’s where experts like Zabina Bhasin (Dr. Zee) come in. Dr. Zee is a child psychiatrist, a diversity and inclusion expert, and an entrepreneur. Her work educates families and schools, fostering future generations of truly global citizens. She is also my friend and I was so excited to be able to share her message and her company with you! […]

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Keeping Kids Safe from Choking | Gretchen Rossi | The Breakdown with Bethany

Gretchen Rossi is just as sweet and bubbly in person as she appeared to be on television, and the former Real Housewife is an open book. We dished on everything from raising toddlers to postpartum depression, keeping kids safe, and the reason why she and her partner, Slade Smiley, have yet to officially tie the knot. Rossi also talked about her partnership with LifeVac and the reason why she teamed up with this amazing company. Check out the episode to […]

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Joelle Garguilo | The Power of Positivity | The Breakdown with Bethany

This interview was HUGE for me! Joelle is one of my heroes, and it’s crazy to think that now I get to call her one of my friends. Joelle is not only an incredible reporter and producer (she has two Emmys to prove it), but she is also one of the kindest people out there. The beauty of Joelle is that she cares–she cares about the people she interviews, the people in her circle, and anyone she comes in contact […]

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Jessica Hall | Beauty and Business | The Breakdown with Bethany

Jessica Hall is one of my favorite moms to follow on social media. She always has an amazing beauty tip or product to share and is a successful entrepreneur. Jessica also created the blog Sleepless Mom (such a relatable title!), that’s chock full of helpful tips on everything from raising toddlers to navigating Disneyland. She also has her own podcast with former Bachelorette DeAnna Stagliano. So it’s safe to say Jessica is quite inspiring. Check out our interview below, where she shares […]

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Nadia Murdock | Mindset and Movement | The Breakdown with Bethany

Nadia Murdock gets it! She’s a mom to two boys, a successful business owner, and a mindset and movement coach. She helps women achieve wellness by encouraging them to adopt a self-positive mindset. But she’s also been on the other side of it too and knows what it feels like to be overwhelmed and not feeling your best. During our chat, we talked about what it takes to start and sustain a business, how to give yourself credit, and the […]

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Dr. Whitney Casares | Winning at Parenting Without Losing Yourself | The Breakdown with Bethany

Whitney Casares M.D. is a private-practice pediatrician, an AAP Spokesperson & Published Author, Podcast Host, and a mom to two young girls in Portland, Oregon. She is also the founder of the Modern Mommy Doc and the Modern Mamas Membership community dedicated to helping women thrive in motherhood and parenting. She’s pretty much your very knowledgeable best mom friend. Dr. Whitney is all about helping moms so that they can help their kids. In our chat, we talk about self-care […]

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Dorit Kemsley | Maintaining Family Connections | The Breakdown with Bethany

It’s no secret it has been harder than ever to maintain family connections. Even if you live close to one another, the pandemic has made spending time with extended family members a rather challenging task. But thanks to technology–and some helpful tips from one of our favorite housewives–staying connected in 2022 is easier than it has been in the past. (This post contains some Amazon affiliate links.) I chatted with Dorit Kemsley, mom of two, entrepreneur, and one of the […]

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