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Food & Lifestyle Expert Brandi Milloy Talks Podcasts, Clean Beauty Favorites & Working Mom Hustle

Food & Lifestyle Expert Brandi Milloy Talks Podcasts, Clean Beauty Favorites & Working Mom Hustle

I’ll never forget the first time I met Brandi Milloy. It was 2012, and I was the fashion host for media outlet POPSUGAR® and its video content. The executives at the company were looking to build out the video team across different verticals, and Milloy — the bubbly and forthright beauty that she is — walked in for an audition to be another host. I’ll be frank: It’s easy to be intimidated by someone like her, but Milloy’s infectious laugh and incredible work ethic quickly faded any ounce of intimidation into admiration. Of course, she snagged the role — she’s one of those women who can truly do it all — and she quickly built a cult following as the host of the YouTube® series Eat the Trend® and Get the Dish®, where she made buzzy, “like”-worthy meals such as unicorn push pops and Oreo grilled cheese (don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!). 

Though Milloy didn’t start her career with the intent of being in food — she’s covered movie junkets and the 2008 presidential election, among other gigs — that unique angle catapulted her success. Since our days at POPSUGAR, Milloy has built out an impressive resume, appearing on the TODAY® show and Access Hollywood®, frequently playing judge on your fave food shows, like Guy’s Grocery GamesTM and Chopped®, and even co-hosting her own show Let’s Eat!TM on the Food Network®. While hosting her own show is forever on her radar (trust me guys, she’s one to watch), she’s also carved out a new niche: parenting. 

Now a mother of two (daughter Milly turns 3 in July, and baby boy Sonny is nine months old), Milloy has created a hit podcast, MOMHOOD℠, focused on erasing mom-guilt and empowering all mothers. “It’s a carefully curated podcast, where we strive to provide huge value to our listeners while also keeping the interviews relatable and transparent,” she explains. She and her co-host, Orly Shani, interview mothers from all areas of expertise, including behavioral science, human resources, wellness, writing, and more. “We hope that by sharing these honest, authentic conversations, and by going deep with our guests, we are eliminating this idea that motherhood looks like one specific thing or another,” Milloy adds. “You are everything your child needs, because you are their parent — and how you ‘mom’ is the right way for you and your family.”

She also shares regular peeks at her family’s life on her Instagram® account (which has a loyal following of over 45,000) and on her blog, where she notably shared her incredible natural birth story. It’s easy to keep gushing about how Milloy is a superwoman, but instead, let her show you herself: Read on to learn how the 30-something got her start in television, juggles raising a family with an insatiable work ethic, plus (of course!) her favorite multi-tasking, timesaving beauty products.

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