This retreat is for moms who are recently—or not so recently—divorced and their children. Join us for an informative, enriching, supportive, and relaxing weekend that will focus on offering real-life self-care strategies for single moms.
This NEW weekend retreat will be led by Christina McGhee, an internationally recognized divorce coach, speaker and highly acclaimed author of “Parenting Apart, How Separated and Divorced Parents Can Raise Happy and Secure Kids.” Click the leadership tab to learn more about Christina!
Weekend retreat topics for moms include:
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.
What will the kids do?
Programs, activities and care will be provided for children and youth of all ages during workshop times so that moms can focus on times of enrichment and empowerment. Activities will include critter classes, owl watching, hiking, ropes course, hay rides, campfires, star gazing, outdoor sports, canoeing and more!
The schedule will also offer space for free time and play so that families can spend quality time together, enjoying the recreational activities that Mo-Ranch offers. Click the schedule tab to learn more about the weekend’s activities.
Portions of the cost of this retreat are generously underwritten by a grant from St. Philip Presbyterian Church in Houston, TX.
Lead Presenter: Christina McGhee
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 “Tough Love: 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. Learn more about Christina at www.divorceandchildren.com.
Cost and Housing
All participants will be housed in hotel room lodging, and costs of two nights of lodging, retreat meals, tuition and meeting spaces are all included with retreat pricing.
Weekend retreat rates: $150 per family of mom & kids*
*Our goal for this conference is that cost not be a hindrance for attendance. If it is, we encourage you to apply for a scholarship.
A $75.00 deposit must accompany registration. The balance of all fees will be due 45 days prior to the start of the event, or upon registration if within 45 days full payment is required at the time of registration.
Full refund minus $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.
Scholarships are available! Click here to learn more.
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.