Programs, activities, and care will be provided for children and youth so that moms can focus on times of enrichment and empowerment. The schedule will also offer space for free time and play in order that families can spend some quality time together.
Living Your Best Life After Divorce – Self-Care Strategies for Savvy Single Moms
Remember that saying “if mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” It’s totally true. Kids will follow your lead after divorce. So, if you want happy, healthy kids, making time for a happy, healthy you, is critical. Join Christina for an interactive session where she will reveal real-life self-care strategies for savvy single moms.
What Most Divorced Parents Don’t Know…Issues Kids Deal with Behind the Scenes Without Ever Saying a Word
Moms will get an exclusive preview of SPLIT, a powerful documentary featuring 12 amazing kids. Sharing their heart-felt stories, this film offers a candid look at how divorce has impacted their lives. Insightful, touching, and sometimes even funny, SPLIT pulls back the curtain on how children really feel when parents part. Following the screening, Christina will share insights on how parents can stay mindful of their children needs and make thoughtful choices about how life moves forward.
Confident Co-parenting – Surefire Strategies for Taking the Hassle & Headache Out of Parenting Apart
Let’s face it, even under the best of circumstances, parenting is challenging. Add parenting out of two homes to the mix and life can easily shift from calm to chaotic in a matter of seconds. If you have ever struggled with coordinating schedules, discipline differences, dealing with back and forth stress or badmouthing, this is the session for you. Listen in as Christina shares her top tips for developing an effective parenting relationship that puts kids at the center, not in the middle.
Portions of the cost of this retreat are generously underwritten by a grant from St. Philip Presbyterian Church in Houston, TX.
Christina McGhee, MSW is an internationally recognized divorce coach, speaker and author of the highly acclaimed book, Parenting Apart, How separated and divorced parents can raise happy and secure kids and a contributing author for the book ToughLOVE: Eighteen Top Experts Share Proven Strategies for Raising Confident, Kind, Resilient Kids.
Christina, dubbed the “divorce coach” by the UK press, gained worldwide attention for her work with three British families in the Channel 4 documentary “How to Divorce Without Screwing Up Your Kids.”
Throughout her career she has educated both parents and professionals on how keep kids in the center, not the middle, when parents part. In her book, PARENTING APART, Christina offers practical strategies for dealing with the everyday “real-life” challenges separated parents face.
She has been featured on television, radio and in print around the US and abroad. Some places you may have seen her are, Parents Magazine, Today Parents, The Times, The Guardian, BBC, Fox Family, LA Talk Radio, the Dr. Laura Berman Radio Show/Oprah Network, and NYU Doctor Radio.
In addition to coaching and speaking, Christina also spends time doing outreach around the children’s documentary SPLIT. This compelling film about how divorce really feels for kids inspired McGhee to sign on as a subject matter expert and creative team member.
Married for over twenty-years, Christina and her husband live outside of Houston, Texas. As a bonus mom (aka stepmom) and a mom of four, she has extensive on-the-job training as a chauffeur, negotiator, short-order cook, scheduler extraordinaire and finder of all things lost. You can find out more at www.divorceandchildren.com.
All participants will be housed in hotel room lodging at Wynne/Flato. Costs of two nights of lodging, retreat meals, tuition and meeting spaces are all included with retreat pricing.
$150 per family of mom & kids
A deposit must accompany registration. The balance of all fees will be due 60 days prior to the start of the event, or upon registration if within 60 days full payment is required at the time of registration. Full refund less $75.00 administrative fee per person will be made if cancellation is received more than 30 days prior to the conference. There are generally no refunds for cancellations received on or after 30 days prior to the start of the event nor any applying of the deposit toward other charges or future deposits.
What to Bring
Bring a Bible, notebook, flashlight, hair dryer, rain gear. Linens are provided. Bring shoes suitable for Mo-Ranch’s rocky, uneven terrain.
Mo-Ranch is 90 miles one-way, or a 2-hour drive from the nearest airport (SAT), allow 3 hours travel/check-in time for departures. We recommend generally scheduling arriving flights before 3 p.m. and departing flights after 3 p.m. to be sure you do not miss any of your event.
If you are in need of shuttle service to Mo-Ranch, call Kars for Hire in Kerrville at (830) 890-8200 at least 15 days in advance to arrange transportation from San Antonio International Airport.