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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 + Baby Brunch supported by Fedhealth 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.

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How Louisa Gibbons Started a Food Business with Solutions for her Child's Feeding Challenges.

When Louisa Gibbons needed solutions for her daughter's feeding challenges, she got creative in the kitchen to provide wholesome nutrition. This awesome mom talks about how her child's sensory processing disorder inspired her family-run baby food business and offers tips on how to make nutrition exciting for children, from weaning through to pre-school years.


8 Aug 2018

Rank #1

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Mommy Has To Go Back To Work

In this podcast we discuss how to get back to work after having a baby. Do you know your rights? How do you ask for leave? Much thanks to Madeleine, Managing Director of HR Company Solutions.


6 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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The Grace Factory, a Mom's Dream for Her Community

In our next podcast for 2019 we chat to Amy Westerman, founder of The Grace Factory. Their vision is to assist all mothers who delivers a baby in their communities by supporting them by giving the basic essentials they would need during the first few weeks of their newborn's life. Since their launch in 2013 they have brought hope to over 10 000 anxious new moms and babies and assisted numerous homes with baby goods.


11 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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Is Your Baby or Toddler Going to School for the First Time?

The first day of school is not just hard for our little ones, but emotionally draining for Us as Parents too. But how do we choose the right school for our babies and toddlers? What if we don't get along with the teacher? And what if you simply can’t hand them over into the care of a capable stranger. We chat to Development Centre Expert Jovane de Boer.


15 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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Eggs. Fertility. Donation. Freezing.

Genevieve Uys froze her eggs at a young age. For the past 8 years she has been running her own egg donation agency called Traveling Donors, www.travelingdonors.com While focusing on giving egg freezing a voice in South Africa, she hopes to educate young women to be proactive about their reproductive futures by informing them of their options.


12 Feb 2020

Rank #5

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How to Raise Resilient and Confident Young Women

Despina Senatore, mother of three and founder of inspirational coaching company Purposeful Woman, talks about her company and the motivation behind her book Soar!, an up-to-date handbook for today’s young girls. From mindfulness practices for young girls and career options for teens to how moms can transition into the workspace after maternity leave, we chat about all phases of life.


11 Mar 2020

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Alette-Johanni Winckler on What to Pack in Your Baby's Hospital Bag and Tips for Your Baby's Wardrobe

Alette-Johanni Winckler, 39 weeks pregnant with her 4th baby at the time of this recording, discusses what to pack in your baby’s hospital bag, and some tips on wardrobe for your baby. She provides image consulting and styling, makeovers and inspirational talks to women of all ages through her business. Find her on https://alettewinckler.com


29 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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Mastocytosis. The disease that changed Mommy Nicol and her baby’s life forever.

Born a healthy and happy baby, the lives of Mom Nicol and her hubby changed when their son was diagnosed with Cutaneous Mastocytosis when he was just 12 weeks old. Mastocytosis is a condition that occurs when mast cells accumulate in the skin and/or internal organs such as the liver, spleen, bone marrow, and small intestines. They share their story to support other parents. 28 February is Disease Awareness Day to raise awareness for rare diseases and improve access to treatments and medical representation for individuals with rare and genetic diseases in their families.


26 Feb 2020

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Parent + #BabyBrunch The Show Gauteng: Part One

Listen to the LIVE show from Parent + Baby Brunch Gauteng, supported by Fedhealth, here. Liz Senior, founder and creator of Clamber Club, was one of our speakers on the day. She talks about sensory motor programmes for children and how to stimulate different senses of your baby.


2 Oct 2019

Rank #9

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Parent + #BabyBrunch The Show Gauteng: Part Two

Listen to part two of the LIVE show from Parent + Baby Brunch Gauteng, supported by Fedhealth. Our panel guests were; Zane Meas, Melissa Swart, Letshego Zulu, Dewald Wasserfall and Shahana Mia from The Parent Centre.

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16 Oct 2019

Rank #10

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Parent + #BabyBrunch The Show Cape Town: Panel

Inspiration from our Cape Town event of Parent + #BabyBrunch, supported by Fedhealth. Listen to our panel discussion with guests Zane Meas, Melissa Swart, Vanessa Raphaely and Shahana Mia.


28 Nov 2019

Rank #11

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Fun For Kids, and it’s Cheap! A Guide to Interesting & Cheap Ways to Play

We find interesting ways to keep our young ones busy and interview a mommy who made finding activities to do with her toddler her job by creating www.AGAAAIN.com Agaaain is a go-to guide for modern parents of child-friendly places to go to that’s fun for adults too.


25 Sep 2019

Rank #12

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Mental Health. You Are Not Alone.

In this podcast we talk about the stigma that still surrounds Mental Health issues with Dr Leandri Hattingh, Advanced Specialist Strategic Planning: MHRS, and a young Mom who suffered a traumatic and life-altering experience that forced her to get help and claim back her mental wellbeing. A special thanks to Fedhealth Medical Aid.


9 Oct 2019

Rank #13

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Dear Premature Baby...

Sunday, 17 November, is World Prematurity Day. We talk to Tasmin Bota about her journey with her newborn, and the start of Preemie Connect. Preemie Connect is a support group for families affected by prematurity. They are there to help and provide emotional support that only someone who has been in that position can provide.


13 Nov 2019

Rank #14

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Gay, Happy and Pregnant with Twins

Twins. Double the Blessing for these Dads! This week in our Baby Brunch podcast, We chat to a Dad, who just found out that they are expecting again. This time pregnant with Twins. Baby Brunch The Parenting Series, made just for you, by BrightRock.


11 Sep 2019

Rank #15

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Parenting in a same-sex marriage, with Janine Hammond

Successful business owner and inspirational mother, Janine Hammond, discusses the nuances of parenting in a same-sex marriage. From dealing with awkward questions to having a home with young daughters, she's proud to share her story of creating a family in a world that's still struggling to accept same-sex parents.


22 Aug 2018

Rank #16

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Melissa Swart: #TheHonestToMomTruth

Owner and founder of #TheHonestToMomTruth, Melissa Swart, talks about the best thing about being a mother. Sharing personal details about one’s life can leave you vulnerable and exposed but in Melissa’s case you’ll see how sharing gives her new strength and hope.


23 Oct 2019

Rank #17

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Rising Above Addiction in Her Household

This mom wanted to protect her children. A drug-addicted father in the household made that difficult to do. Listen to this mom's change moment. This is a story of how a mother stopped a vicious cycle and decided to live life to the fullest. Baby Brunch The Parenting Series, made just for you, by BrightRock.


28 Aug 2019

Rank #18

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TikTok, Toddlers & Terror: How to Parent in the Digital Age

We all want to protect and shelter our children from the dangers of the internet. But this intricate space can have so many benefits, too – so how do we navigate this? South Africa’s leading expert in social media law Emma Sadleir advises us on how to better equip ourselves and our children in this podcast, brought to you by Fedhealth.


3 Jun 2020

Rank #19

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My COVID Baby Part 2 – The Low-Down on Lockdown & New-borns

How does having a baby amongst the coronavirus differ from the norm? In our previous podcast, we chatted to parents of babies born under the cloud of COVID-19 about their struggles. In this podcast, brought to you by Fedhealth, we get the advice of a medical professional as we discuss some of the best baby practices at a time like this in detail with paediatrician Dr Enrico Maraschin.


20 May 2020

Rank #20