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Parenthood is one of the biggest things a couple will go through together. Becoming Us breaks down the exciting, life-changing (and sometimes stressful) Parenthood Adventure into 8 essential steps for parents.

The book covers all the 'need to knows', starting with planning during pregnancy for 'nesting' after baby comes, so you can have the very best beginning for your new family. It helps you anticipate the normal issues most new parents are faced with (like finances, housework, intimacy, dealing with in-laws and more!), and how to steer around or navigate the most common challenges. Becoming Us walks you through to negotiating different parenting styles as your baby grows into a toddler and supports you with what you need to balance family, life and work, so your whole family can thrive.

Becoming Us shows you where the cross-roads are and which one to take. It points out the swamps to avoid and puts you on the easiest path across the mountains. 

You'll find ways you and your partner can travel together, even over the rocky bits, so you'll grow stronger together than ever before. 

Becoming Us is your map, compass and travel guide all in one.

New parents, or parents with a new (second, third, more) baby? You’ll find yourself in the pages of Becoming Us. Elly catalogs the most human and universal hurdles that couples face. So take heart, you’re in good company! Read. Try the exercises. And give in to this most empowering and wisdom-enhancing journey!
— Robin Grille, Author of Heart to Heart Parenting and Parenting for a Peaceful World

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Reader Love from mothers and fathers:

Becoming Us made me feel calmer, gentler and more accepting of myself and my husband. It helped me see what we each bring to parenting and how much our son needs both our approaches.
Becoming us made the introduction of our third child a lot easier and allowed me to be more mindful of the changes in my wife.
I became aware that many of the feelings I had been feeling since Bella’s birth were a common and normal part of becoming a parent.
It’s as if the author was in the house with us. It’s been a roadmap for us getting back on track.
My wife and I are in the thick of it and this book just put everything in perspective.
I’m only a quarter of the way through this book and it’s brilliant! Really helping me to communicate and understand my wife.

And from Parenthood Professionals:

The world needs this.
— Kent Hoffman, Circle of Security
An inspired path.
— Anni Daulter, Sacred Pregnancy
A landmark in prenatal preparation.
— Dr. Jordan Paul, Do I Have to Give Up Me to Be Loved by You?
Wonderful, worthy and needed.
— Marcy Axness, Parenting for Peace

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