House vs. Work

House vs. Work

The thorny issue of housework is hands down the biggest source of conflict in most couple’s first few years of family life. This issue tends to peak around bubs’ three to six month mark, so if you aren’t there already, plan ahead for it.

When Your Sex Needs Differ

When Your Sex Needs Differ

It’s common for couples at ANY life stage to have different libidos, let alone when that particular stage involves intense fatigue, extra stresses and little listening ears. Knowing how to manage this can make this phase more passing than permanent for you and your partner.

When 'Perfect' Isn't So Good

When 'Perfect' Isn't So Good

When we love our partner and baby so much, we naturally want to be the best wife and mother we can be. Many of us leave a career focus behind for a while to do this. But we can also put unnecessary pressure on ourselves (and perhaps our partner) to do more or be more than is really necessary or helpful.

Dad or partner going out and leaving mum at home with the baby

Dad or partner going out and leaving mum at home with the baby

You’re a few months (or years!) into parenthood and life has changed. Big time. But as your partner calls to let you know he’s meeting his mates for their regular Friday Night Drinks (because he’s “worked hard all week”), you realise things haven’t changed nearly as much for him as they have for you and you can’t help but want to scratch his eyes out. How do you cope with your partner still having an active social life when you’re stuck at home with bub? Should he give it up? Cut back? Or should you just call the babysitter and join him?

Book Blog Tour: Next Stop - Blog from Becoming Us Mentor, Barb Suárez

Book Blog Tour: Next Stop - Blog  from Becoming Us Mentor, Barb Suárez

Growing Together Through Differences? Yes, Please.

Elly continues her book blog tour for her new edition of Becoming Us with a fantastic new blog from Barb Suárez. written just for you!

With the kind permission of Barb, Elly is posting it here too!

More Fights After Baby? Join the Club!

More Fights After Baby? Join the Club!

Arguing more with a partner can be distressing, especially if you thought having a baby would bring you closer to your partner than before. The truth is parenthood brings couples closer in some ways but pushes them apart in others. The trick is to know how to find your way back to each other.

Did You Notice The Parenthood Gap?

Did You Notice The Parenthood Gap?

While there’s a lot of focus on parenting, there’s something really, really important for parents to know about. It’s called parentHOOD. Expecting parents deserve more preparation for parenthood, and new parents more support and direction through those early weeks and months of family.

Nothing Can Prepare You For Parenthood, Right?

Nothing Can Prepare You For Parenthood, Right?

Parenthood is often described as a journey - but we’re here to tell you that along with all the good stuff, some days can feel more like a wild expedition than a walk in the park! This is why it’s important for you and your partner to prepare yourselves for the most common challenges.