Elly Taylor is a Australian parenthood expert, creator of the groundbreaking Becoming Us whole family approach to parenthood and author of the award winning book Becoming Us.
Elly began trying to get her head around the whole parenthood thing over 20 years ago when she and her husband were blindsided by unexpected changes and challenges they experienced as new parents and the fallout of these on their relationship. For 15 years as a relationship counsellor, Elly discovered most other parents were being blindsided too, and wondered why the heck, if these changes and challenges were so common, parents weren’t being prepared for them ahead of time.
Fast forward to now and Elly is the founder of Becoming Us, a small organisation with big hopes to prepare expecting parents for the realities of parenthood and to support the mental, emotional and relationship wellbeing of new mothers, fathers and partners, so families can have their very best possible beginning.
Elly is a former Columnist for Practical Parenting Magazine, Resident Counsellor for Daily Life Website and contributor for print, radio and television. She has served on research advisory panels for Monash University, Newcastle University and The Australian Catholic University and is currently on the Board of Advisers for the International Forum for Wellbeing in Pregnancy. Elly has presented the Becoming Us approach at national and international conferences and now provides education for helping professionals worldwide.
Most of the time she lives in Sydney with her firefighter husband (yes, they made it!), their three children and a bunch of pets.
ABOUT BECOMING US
People say nothing can prepare parents for parenthood. I want you to know that’s not true.
Parenthood is like an adventure into the unknown. Through listening to the stories of hundreds of parents for more than 20 years as a relationship counsellor and educator, Elly was able to identify 8 stages of the journey for mothers, fathers and partners - from pregnancy through the toddler years and beyond - and provide a trail map for couples to navigate the stages so their whole family can thrive.
For more, please see Becomingusfamily.com.