Event Phone: 503-490-9679
- Becoming Us BEFORE Baby @ Milagros - May Series
May 2, 2018 - May 13, 2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
- Becoming Us AFTER Baby @ Brave Birth Doula August Series
August 6, 2018 - August 27, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
- Becoming Us AFTER Baby @ Brave Birth Doula Oct-Nov Series
October 29, 2018 - November 19, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Becoming Us Parenting Program is based on the 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 designed to specifically 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 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 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 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 May 4-session series runs Wednesday and Sunday evenings, 6:30 – 9:00 pm for two consecutive weeks. Session 1: May 2nd; Session 2, May 6th; Session 3: May 9th; Session 4: May 13th. Classes take place at Milagros Family Room.
The Becoming Us AFTER Baby August 4-session series runs Monday evenings, 6:30 – 8:30 pm for four consecutive weeks: August 6th – 27th. Classes take place at Brave Birth Doula Meeting Space.
.The Becoming Us AFTER Baby October/November 4-session series runs Monday evenings, 6:30 – 8:30 pm for four consecutive weeks: October 29th – November 19th. Classes take place at Brave Birth Doula Meeting Space.
*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. I hope to have many more opportunities for couples to take part in these classes in the near future. Thanks!