Event Phone: 503-490-9679

The Becoming Us Parenting Program is based on the award-winning book, Becoming Us, written by relationship counselor and parenting pioneer, Elly Taylor. Elly spent 15 years researching how to best prepare/repair the couple relationship when confronted with the normal challenges and changes that happen as couples become a family. Parenting is hard, but it can be easier when you work well as a team!

A whopping 92% of couples report increased conflict in the years following their baby’s arrival. It’s tempting to think that you will be one of the lucky few to not experience the normal changes and challenges that come with moving from couple to family. The expectations about how this huge life transition will go might end up not matching your reality. You just need the right tools to prepare you for what’s to come, or to help you better navigate your “new normal” now that you have a baby! Becoming Us classes can provide those tools for navigation and the missing preparation.

There are two different class tracks that you can register for: The Becoming Us BEFORE Baby Class Series or The Becoming Us AFTER Baby Class Series.

The Becoming Us BEFORE Baby series has been specifically designed to address the challenges that expectant couples will be faced with as they welcome their baby. This is essential preparation on what to expect and how to build your support system now, to help you in those first days, weeks and months of new parenting.

The Becoming Us AFTER Baby series has been specifically designed to address the challenges that new parents are already facing as they’ve been thrust into parenthood with less than ideal preparation and support. They’re wanting to do more than just survive parenthood, they want to build a family that thrives.

In these classes you’ll discover… how to manage the unexpected, ways to support your whole family as you move through this huge life transformation, routines that will support you, your partner and your growing baby’s health and well-being, how to better adjust to your new normal, how to baby-proof your couple relationship, do conflict well, and connect and reconnect through your life-long parenting journey!

You may have taken childbirth and breastfeeding classes to prepare for your baby — but have you prepared your relationship for this transition from couple to family?

Barb Buckner Suárez is one of the first Health Educators in the world to be offering these group classes! She’s been teaching them as a pilot program through Legacy Health System since April 2017, and now she’s also stepping into the community in order to increase the availability and awareness of this most important work.

Click on any of the dates below to register for either the BEFORE or AFTER baby classes.

PLEASE NOTE: the BEFORE Baby classes are intended for those parents who are either expecting a baby, or are in the process of becoming parents for the first time. The AFTER Baby classes are intended for those couples already parenting. I have had brand new parents as well as parents of toddlers attending these AFTER classes. Quiet babes in arms are welcome to attend.

I look forward to working with you! (Cost of the class includes a copy of the book, Becoming Us, and all other class materials.) 

The Becoming Us BEFORE Baby 4-week session series runs Monday evenings 6:00-8:30 pm, for four consecutive weeks.
NOTE: Classes will be ONLINE DUE TO COVID-19 AND SOCIAL DISTANCING. Once you have registered for this class I will send you the link to join this class via the ZOOM platform.

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The Becoming Us AFTER Baby 4-week session series runs Wednesday evenings 8:00-10:00 pm, for four consecutive weeks.
This time change reflects what I’ve been hearing from my families during this time when babysitters/family members are not able to help families out.
NOTE: Classes will be ONLINE DUE TO COVID-19 AND SOCIAL DISTANCING. Once you have registered for this class I will send you the link to join this class via the ZOOM platform.

~ If registration is closed or these class series don’t fit your schedule, please send me a message here that you’re interested and provide me with your name, email and phone number and I’ll contact you directly with details about upcoming classes and/or put you at the top of the waitlist for the next class. Or if you would prefer to schedule a private class with me, get in touch. Thanks!

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: Priority given to BIPOC families and those who have lost employment due to COVID-19. Please email me directly @bbucknersuarez@gmail.com

**GIFT IDEA** If the new grandparents-to-be are asking, “What can we get you this year that will be a meaningful present that the whole family can enjoy?” Tell them to buy you a Becoming Us BEFORE Baby Class Series! It’s the perfect way to prepare your relationship for the HUGE life transition that is becoming a family! If you’re already parenting, but realizing that your relationship is in need of some TLC, then a Becoming Us AFTER Baby Class Series is the prescription to make sure your relationship will be strong and thriving well into the future. Becoming Us Classes are designed to support the whole family. The gift that keeps on giving all along the parenting journey… Becoming Us Gift Registrations are available for purchase at any time, but the family must register to take a class within one year of purchase date.

  • Becoming Us BEFORE Baby ONLINE March Series
    March 1, 2021 - March 22, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Becoming Us AFTER Baby ONLINE March Series
    March 3, 2021 - March 24, 2021
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Becoming Us BEFORE Baby ONLINE April/May Series
    April 12, 2021 - May 3, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Becoming Us AFTER Baby ONLINE April/May Series
    April 14, 2021 - May 5, 2021
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Becoming Us BEFORE Baby June Series
    June 7, 2021 - June 28, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Becoming Us AFTER Baby ONLINE June Series
    June 9, 2021 - June 30, 2021
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Becoming Us BEFORE Baby ONLINE March Seriesshow details + $325.00 (USD)  
Becoming Us AFTER Baby ONLINE March Seriesshow details + $325.00 (USD)  
Becoming Us BEFORE Baby ONLINE April/May Seriesshow details + $325.00 (USD)  
Becoming Us AFTER Baby Online April/May Seriesshow details + $325.00 (USD)  
Becoming Us BEFORE Baby ONLINE June Seriesshow details + $325.00 (USD)  
Becoming Us AFTER Baby ONLINE June Seriesshow details + $325.00 (USD)  


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