Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp Baby Brunch | The Parenting Series

Baby Brunch | The Parenting Series

It takes a village to raise a child and connecting with fellow moms and dads leads to sharing of knowledge. That’s where Parent + #BabyBrunch comes in. Hosted by Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp, the Baby Brunch | The Parenting Series podcast features fun and insightful conversations with ordinary parents doing extraordinary things. These can serve as a source of support, inspiration and advice for parents, moms and moms-to-be as we delve into the unique experiences of diverse parents.
Occasionally English South Africa Kids & Family
159 Episodes
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Night Terrors & Anxiety: What's The Best Solution? with Megan Tucker

When should I be worried about my child's night terrors? At which point do I need professional help to solve the situation? Our visiting expert this week is educational psychologist Megan Tucker, who explains to us that nightmares and emotional stress are part of their development. However, the situation could…
16 Jul 29 min

Perimenopause: What Do I Need To Manage? with Dr Juanri Jonck

My cycle is changing, My period is changing, What do I do? Perimenopause is easily managed if you know what the signs are, early on! And don't be fooled: lifestyle stress, depression, exhaustion, and mood swings, could all be indicators. In this Podcast we are joined by a medical expert,…
2 Jul 47 min

Turning My Family Chaos Into Calm with Chereen Gibson

Feeling overwhelmed? It's Winter, Stepmom responsibilities, 4 kids to juggle... everyone's coughing, play date is cancelled, you are feeling sick too, and hubby is off to work! HOW do We manage this chaos? In this week's Podcast: a Mom's heartfelt story brings some light into the tunnel of chaos, with…
18 Jun 41 min

What Makes a Good Father? T-Bose Talks About Being a Dad

Is there an unfair stigma with Fathers in South Africa? How does an absent Dad affect our mental health in the family unity? Should our dads also get paternity leave? Why is our father’s presence at home so important? In this week's episode, we are joined by veteran broadcaster, and…
4 Jun 45 min

Bullying Prevention: Comfort from Children's Books

There's a lot we can learn from working through our challenges, and #bullying is perhaps one of the biggest challenges that many parents must work through - so, getting a little help, is always welcome! Noko the Knight is a beautiful children's book series, written by our guest this week,…
21 May 20 min

Sleep Therapy for Your Baby with Venetia Wegelin

“MY BABY DOESN’T SLEEP!” Are We doing something wrong? Is my baby ill? or lacking something? This week Our guest is Venetia from Dudus Baba. While trying to fix her own baby's sleeping difficulty, she discovered sleep therapy - a different approach that changed her life! Learn more about sleep…
7 May 29 min

Fertility: Am I Able To Have a Baby? with Dr Q

How do I know I am fertile? How do I know I can have a baby? When do I get my body checked out? In this week's episode, we answer your questions with our fertility specialist, Dr Qinisile Cele. Founder of the Family Matters Fertility Centre in Centurion, Dr Cele…
16 Apr 33 min

How Do I Raise a Child That Is Resilient? with Naomi Holdt

What does the word "resilience" mean to us as parents? How do we go about raising a child that is resilient? This week We have the honour of hosting Naomi Holdt, educational psychologist, speaker, and author, from KZN, to help us better understand the concept of 'raising a resilient child.'…
2 Apr 38 min

A Life with Endometriosis with Nadine Dirks

Endometriosis. It's a tough condition for women to talk about, let alone asking for help. And very often it's misdiagnosed, leading to embarrassment later in life. Nadine Dirks, activist & author, is joining us this week to tackle this very intimate topic, because she is living with this experience herself…
19 Mar 29 min

Bullying: How do I help my child? with Dr Judy Jaye

I am building a world of kindness for my children, but how do I deal with bullies? It's a controversial topic, but in this Podcast, Dr Judy Jaye gives us helpful guidance on recognising, managing, and solving the bully-problem in our schools and among our children. Brought to you by…
4 Mar 31 min

The Secret to My Success (& Happiness) with Rhona Erasmus

Rhona Erasmus made sure her dreams became a reality and her 'secret' might be simpler than you think. Now a successful businesswoman, the former beauty queen, turned reality TV star, says that simple advice is often the best advice. But she adds "We have to challenge ourselves, and for The…
5 Feb 39 min

Why your Shy Child is a Smart Child? Surprise! with Sandrina Naidoo.

How do I treat my shy child? In this podcast, veteran teacher, Sandrina Naidoo, explains why a "shy child" is simply a smart child that is introverted. Introverted children are individuals who tend to be more reserved, reflective, and inward-focused compared to extroverted children. Being introverted is a personality trait,…
22 Jan 30 min

How much does it cost to have children? with Justin Harrison

Ever heard the saying, 'Having kids is expensive'? Let's break it down- just how costly is it? Join us in this week's episode as we number-crunch the nitty-gritty of raising our little ones. Accompanied by Justin Harrison, an investor, author, business guru, and fellow parent, we unravel the true costs…
4 Dec 2023 38 min

Can I have my Placenta, please? with Melissa Mann

Can I have my placenta, please? Not a common question that you would ask just after giving birth, but in this week's discussion with Melissa Mann, certified doula & placenta specialist (from OrganicBirth.co.za), we understand why this part of your body that you have created during pregnancy is important to…
20 Nov 2023 29 min

Missing Children: What Do I Do If It's Mine? with Nico Panagio

Nico Panagio is our guest this week! Why him? We have learned that children go missing every single day in South Africa. It's a reality we don't even want to consider, but child trafficking is one of the most active criminal activities in the world today. There is hope! Thanks…
6 Nov 2023 47 min

Nadia Jaftha: Mom & Daughter Goals

Nadia Jaftha is a force of joy in everything that she does, and her magical charm has helped her to turn popularity on social media into successful business projects. Today she is one of the most recognised South African influencers and a powerful, independent lady. In this captivating podcast, Nadia…
24 Oct 2023 36 min

Buying The Ultimate Family Car: Where Do We Start? with Juliet McGuire

You're looking for a practical, affordable, and reliable family car, but have no idea where to start or how to make the right decision! Baby in the back seat, and luggage in the boot - the practical aspects are important, but we also want to enjoy the drive and the…
10 Oct 2023 46 min

Pets At Home: Guidance from a Vet with Dr Motheo Masiya

If you're a Pet-loving person, this one's for you! Our expert Veterinarian, Dr Motheo Masiya, talks about the most important aspects when getting a new pet - for example, the vital health checks, vaccinations, deworming, pet insurance, and considering the size of the pet (especially with kids at home). Parents…
19 Sep 2023 24 min

Rethinking the Roles: Grandparents Living with Us - Dr Jenny Rose

There is no easy way out: our parents will not be around forever, and being a parent while our own parents get older, or pass away, is a fundamental concept that many of us might struggle with in life. Juggling the role of being a good parent, while also looking…
5 Sep 2023 25 min
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