41 episodes

Parenthood, is a podcast discussing the realities of parenting focusing on taboo and humorous topics. Hosted by Leonie Akhidenor, working mother of 2 toddlers, the goal is to make parents feel less alone in the organised chaos of parenthood. Episodes are released every fortnight; typically one episode a month is Leonie interviewing another parent about their parenting journey, the other episode is Real Talk where Leonie and best friend Liv, share stories of the trials and tribulations of being working mothers, parenting 2 toddlers. Scattered throughout the season are expert guests that are interviewed about their area of parenting expertise.
Although the Parenthood community is predominately female, Leonie's guests range between couples, mothers and fathers with the goal of bringing well rounded conversations to your ears. Each episode is based on a topic, to provide the audience with not only entertainment, but tips and insights to support them through their parenthood journey.
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Parenthood Leonie Akhidenor

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 35 Ratings

Parenthood, is a podcast discussing the realities of parenting focusing on taboo and humorous topics. Hosted by Leonie Akhidenor, working mother of 2 toddlers, the goal is to make parents feel less alone in the organised chaos of parenthood. Episodes are released every fortnight; typically one episode a month is Leonie interviewing another parent about their parenting journey, the other episode is Real Talk where Leonie and best friend Liv, share stories of the trials and tribulations of being working mothers, parenting 2 toddlers. Scattered throughout the season are expert guests that are interviewed about their area of parenting expertise.
Although the Parenthood community is predominately female, Leonie's guests range between couples, mothers and fathers with the goal of bringing well rounded conversations to your ears. Each episode is based on a topic, to provide the audience with not only entertainment, but tips and insights to support them through their parenthood journey.
Join our community on instagram: @parenthoodpod

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    BONUS EP: What is a normal sex life? Low libido & infertility sex w sexologist Aleeya Hachem

    BONUS EP: What is a normal sex life? Low libido & infertility sex w sexologist Aleeya Hachem

    In this weeks episode I chat with sexologist Aleeya Hachem, about all things sex, including:
    🔥 How many times a week people are having sex
    🔥 How soon people have sex after conceiving 
    🔥 Sex during infertility 
    🔥 The pressures can we feel to have sex
    🔥 Sex toy, role play, how to spice things up
    and so much more
    References
    Book: Come as you are by Emily Nagoski
    Insta: @great.sexpectations

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    • 42 min
    Can we have it all? Work travel, meltdowns, toddler tantrums w Leonie & Liv

    Can we have it all? Work travel, meltdowns, toddler tantrums w Leonie & Liv

    In this real talk episode we're talking all things; juggling it all, specifically:
    🤯 How we feel about travelling for work
    🤯 Solo parenting stints
    🤯 Relationship resentment
    🤯 The mad juggle of parent life
    🤯 Mum & toddler meltdowns and so much more.
    Resources:
    https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/cancelled-podcast/


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    • 35 min
    How we saved our relationship & ourselves from burnout w Chris & Filipa Bellette

    How we saved our relationship & ourselves from burnout w Chris & Filipa Bellette

    In this episode I chat with Chris and Filly from Chris & Filly Functional Medicine about all kinds of burnout and how to overcome it. We delve into:
    🤯 Why the hell are we so burnt out?
    🤯 Burnout signs
    🤯 The demise of a relationship
    🤯 Low sex drive
    🤯 The mental health fall out
    🤯 What we can do to turn things around
    Resources:
    www.chrisandfilly.fm
    The 5 love languages by Garry Chapman

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    • 53 min
    Why we are not calmer parents; mental load, burnout w Sarah Ockwell Smith

    Why we are not calmer parents; mental load, burnout w Sarah Ockwell Smith

    In our latest episode, Liv & Leonie are chatting to parenting guru Sarah Ockwell Smith about her new book 'How to be a calm parent'. We delve into:
    🤯 The 'busy' culture we live in
    🤯 Burnout & how to see the signs
    🤯 The mental load & how we can better manage it
    🤯 Single parents & how they can feel more supported
    🤯 Social media comparison
    🤯 Why our parents can drive us crazy and so much more
    Where you can find more of Sarah's work
    https://sarahockwell-smith.com/ and
    Instagram @sarahockwellsmith

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    • 40 min
    Raising teenage boys & the dad identity shift w Joel Hines from The Man Cave

    Raising teenage boys & the dad identity shift w Joel Hines from The Man Cave

    In this episode I chat with Joel Hines, father and teenage boy guru about all things raising our boys. We delve into:
    The 'protector, provider' role many dad's switch to when they first become parents
    What teenage boys need from their fathers/ father figures
    How being absent at home can be a trap that dad's can fall into
    Technology & porn, and how they are influencing young men
    Encouraging positive masculinity and so much more.
    Reference links 
    The Man Cave
    Website: themancave.life
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themancave_aus
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/55A6naaciKesZLj6e75SN0?si=Sq76VUvwREGbDZBGrwM4uQ
    Joel Hines
    Website: beinghuman.net.au
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joel-hines-22a1121b/

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    • 45 min
    Covid lockdown reflection, relationship insights & how do I find a babysitter?

    Covid lockdown reflection, relationship insights & how do I find a babysitter?

    In this Real Talk segment we reflect on our time during lockdown (as Melbourne mum's we were in lockdown for over 200 days) and what we said we'd do differently. We discuss:
    Changes in working arrangements due to covid
    Watching our partners in action - at work
    How our relationships changed and what we want to do more of
    How to find a babysitter
    The promises we made to ourselves during lockdown and are we fulfilling them?
    And so much more..
    Resources
    Website: findababysitter.com


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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Luna_1111 ,

Amazing Mama support!

A fantastic podcast providing valuable discussions on the Motherhood journey.

Hooligan Esq ,

Female bias

Need more males if this is parenthood, should be retitled Motherhood

I rate this ,

Raw and inspiring!

A great insight into motherhood and the various obstacles that are not openly spoken about. Thought provoking and relatable!

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