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
145 Episodes
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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 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 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 36 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 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 25 min

Children & Dogs: A Dog Trainer's Advice with Landie Coertse

I'm a parent and want my dogs to get along with my kids, and vice versa... What is the best advice to ensure everyone's happy and play along nicely? Professional Dog Trainer, Landie Coertse, joins Elana in studio to help us understand the way dogs behave when kids are around…
22 Aug 32 min

The Miracle Smile: The Smile Foundation

Thanks to the SPAR Women's Challenge Jozi, Elana gets to see first-hand the miracle work that South Africa's Smile Foundation does for children. With the generous support of SPAR, we meet some of the heroes that work for this life-changing, non-profit organisation. Bringing together corporate support, medical experts, and initiatives…
15 Aug 26 min

Karlien van Jaarsveld Praat Reguit

Karlien van Jaarsveld het ’n kleurryke en suksesvolle sangloopbaan en is ’n gewilde Afrikaanse kunstenaar. Maar agter die skerms, en in die hospitaal waar sy menige nag langs haar kind se bed deurgebring het, was dinge nie altyd so maklik nie. As openbare figuur, is elke aspek van haar lewe…
1 Aug 40 min

The Baby Food buzz: Halal “Huiskos"! - Nabeelah Sawant

It has taken a mother from Cape Town a nationwide, desperate search to try and find baby food that works, until she finally decided: DIY is the only way! Nabeelah Sawant called her close-friend, and professional dietician, Shakeela Talip, to help with the science behind the recipes - to ensure…
18 Jul 18 min

Presence vs Guilt: How to Create Harmony as a New Mom with Lori Milner

Creating a harmonious and disciplined lifestyle is the first step to having balance in your life — especially if you’re a mother, and even more so if you’re a new mom. Lori Milner, one of South Africa's leading lifestyle coaches, joins Elana to give us some valuable advice on the…
4 Jul 28 min

Single Mom: When to Call a Lawyer with Advocate Jade Lawson

Advocate Jade Lawson joins Elana this week to give us the Legal take on Single parents, with kids. What are the implications for travelling? What if you're a mom and not earning a salary? What if you never got married, and now have kids out of wedlock? Legally, what should…
20 Jun 9 min

Tonsils & Grommets: Expert advice - ENT Specialist Dr Ali Makepeace

Winter season is often the time when cold symptoms are the worst - runny noses, infected mucus, sore throats, and coughing - but sometimes the quickest remedy is not always the best for our kids. Tonsils, Grommets, and earbuds... Learn more about the dangers of remedies, and procedures that we…
6 Jun 32 min

Baby Showers: A Guide to All the Fun, Frills & Flaws with Beatrix Lourens

What if you, the mom-to-be, don't make it to your own baby shower? And who should NOT be invited? What should the budget be? If these questions are playing out in your head, we have the perfect podcast for you! One of South Africa's most experienced event planners, Beatrix Lourens,…
23 May 35 min

How to Keep up with your Gamer Child: Sarah Hoffman

When it comes to bringing up kids in the digital age, we’ve spoken about the dangers of devices as well as the creativity of coding — so it’s only natural that we dive into the world of gaming and social media too! We chat to mom, lawyer-turned-digital-educator, and co-founder of…
18 Apr 37 min

Ask a Gastroenterologist: Is my child’s gut healthy? Dr Lesley Hendricks

Let’s be honest, every parent worries about their child’s poo. So we’re bringing in an expert to clear all your doubts and get you on the right track! Meet gastroenterologist and mom, Dr Lesley Hendricks, a specialist in all aspects of the digestive system. Dr Hendricks is currently a member…
22 Mar 42 min

Why the Interior Design of your Child’s Bedroom Matters: Carin van Heerden

When your child opens their eyes every morning and goes to bed every night, have you considered what they are seeing around them? How does their environment affect their little minds and hearts? We sat down with the incredible Carin from Carné Interior Design to unpack the importance of styling…
6 Mar 15 min

January Isn't Your Only Chance to Start Afresh! Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp

You are more than "Mommy", “Mom”, “Ma” or even “Mooooooooom!” You can still become your best self – this is your opportunity, right here. Start now, with our latest podcast specially made with YOU in mind, mom ;) Brought to you by Epimax Baby & Junior – our family, for…
20 Feb 21 min
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