Bethany Braun-Silva Bethany Braun-Silva, an on-air parenting and lifestyle expert and former editor for Parenting.com, brings a light-hearted but level-headed approach to her parenting articles. For more than 12 years, Bethany has written about fun gear for parents and kids as well as health, pop culture, and home and food topics. Highlights: * On-air parenting and lifestyle expert * Former editor for Parenting.com * Wrote for OK! Magazine Online, Red Tricycle, and CafeMom and served as weekend editor of HollywoodLife About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.