This Nest Building Plan can help you and your partner prepare for your baby’s best start. Share this plan with your care providers so they can support you and your family too.
Elly continues her book blog tour for her new edition of Becoming Us with a interview all about guilt. Read Jessica Cowling’s latest article where she asks Elly SIX very important questions about new parent guilt.
With the kind permission of Jessica, Elly is posting it here too!
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?
Growing Together Through Differences? Yes, Please.
With the kind permission of Barb, Elly is posting it here too!
As delighted as they are at the prospect of starting a family, many dads-to-be also experience some anxiety, particularly about feathering the new nest. Most couples make a birth preferences plan - it’s a good idea to do a postpartum plan, including finances, as well. This frees you up to make those wondrous first few months as financially stress free as possible.
As part of Elly’s Book Blog Tour, she joins Rebecca Wong and Barb Suárez for a Podcast Interview. They discuss reframing how to prepare parents for parenthood and dispelling the myth that you can't prepare for parenthood.
He wants it - you don’t, or maybe it’s the other way around? Let’s face it, either way, your sex life is likely to suffer when you’ve had a baby – and there are good reasons why. You might not be surprised (and maybe even relieved!) that around 80% of new mothers lose their mojo after they’ve had a baby.
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.
Meghan and Harry have recently welcomed baby Archie into their lives and introduced him to the world. Here are some words of advice for Meghan, Harry and all new parents:
Becoming Us is expanding! And we're delighted to introduce our very first Becoming Us Mentor, Barb Buckner Suarez. For professionals who decide to do our Facilitator Certification, Barb's here to usher you through. Here's a little about Barb:
Our full 2 day live Becoming Us professional training had been a long time in gestation. So I guess it was right that the first time it was delivered was via Peach Tree Perinatal Wellness in Brisbane, where I was born.