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Becoming Us organises the exciting, overwhelming, life-changing and sometimes challenging Parenthood Adventure into 8 'need-to-know' steps for expecting and new parents.

The book covers everything, starting with how to plan during pregnancy for “nesting”. It looks at how to anticipate the normal and common issues experienced by most new parents in the first few years (finances, in-laws, housework, intimacy and more) of family. It takes you right through to negotiating different parenting styles when you have a toddler. It also explores what couples need to balance family, life and work, so you can all thrive.

Becoming Us shows you where the cross-roads are and which one to take. It steers you around the traps 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 grow stronger together than ever. You'll find the places to stop and rest and discover the most fertile ground to plant seeds for your whole family's future. 

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





Reader Love:

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.
My partner suggested Becoming Us. I was amazed. We both read it and although we had good communication before, we have more tools now.
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 I are in the thick of it and this book just put everything in perspective.
I recommended it to my friend - she said it’s made the world of difference for her and her husband.

And from Professionals:

This book forever changed my way of thinking about families ‘to be’ and new families. As a childbirth educator for over 20 years I have read hundreds of books aimed at new families, this is by far one of the best! What a treasure.
— Tracy Wilson Peters, CEO, CAPPA, The Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association
“Full of practical wisdom lovingly crafted to support individuals as they prepare for the radical and wondrous shifts that parenthood brings. Elly Taylor offers valuable insights to expectant couples everywhere.”
— Amy Wright Glenn, MA, Author of Birth, Breath and Death
Elly is a positive female advocate for dads.
— Jim MacKenzie Founder of Everything for Dads, Orlando, Florida
An inspired path.
— Anni Daulter, Sacred Pregnancy
Elly takes care of one, of the other, of the couple, of the newborn and of the whole family. She shows how the self’s growing and the couple’s growing is side by side with pregnancy, labor and baby’s growing.

Becoming Us is both a guide and a companion through the new parenting road. Elly shows how love and well-being can mature through diapers and tantrums and lead to a better ‘us’.
— Christina Marreiros da Cuna, Psychologist, Portugal
Becoming Us beautifully weaves together ancient wisdom and modern science about the art and craft of parenthood. This warm, inviting and supportive book addresses both parents, wherever they are in their journey.

Eminently readable as well as wise for parents, educators, extended family members and child care professionals, this would be a superb gift to the expecting couple.
— Suzanne Arms, Birthing the Future