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A Retreat For the Childless Stepmom

October 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - October 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm


A unique retreat for any woman dating, engaged, or married to a man with kids, who has no biological children. This includes stepmoms who experience: infertility, miscarriages, childless by choice, a husband who can not, or will not, have more kids, adoption, a season of waiting, and more.

Laura Petherbridge, a childless stepmom for 33 years, and her team of stepmoms have all experienced the childless journey in some manner.

Each will share insight on how to navigate the journey, cope with jealousy, loss or resentment, and hold onto faith even when God seems silent.

We will explore:

  • The various stages and situations of being childless
  • How to cope with jealousy and anger
  • Biblical insight regarding childless women
  • What to do when Hubby doesn’t understand
  • How to grieve, and find joy, at the same time
  • What to do, when you don’t know what to do

Early Bird Price ends 7/15/18

All Logistics and FAQ are listed in the Eventbrite link below.

Meet the women who are attending to help you!!

Natalie lives in Carmel, Indiana. She married her husband, DJ, 7 years ago. He brought two children into the marriage. She is launching a stepfamily ministry at her local church. Natalie is a musician and educator in her community. She is a graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with a degree in Music Education and Violin.

Toni resides in Wyncote, Pennsylvania with her husband, David and three stepchildren, Christian (17), Gabe (13), and Maddy (8). She  serves on the board of two non-profit organizations and provided business consulting for local organizations including her church Bethel Church of Philadelphia Mills in Far Northeast Philadelphia.

Nicole resides in No. Pekin, Illinois with her husband, Will and has three stepchildren, Austin (20), Matthew (17), and Lauren (14). She has been a stepmom for 6 years. Nicole works as a supervisor in a medical oncology practice.

Ann and her husband Brad live in Bloomington, Ill. She has two stepsons, Ben and Will. She works at GROWMARK, Inc. serving as VP of HR and Strategy Officer.  Ann is also a high honors graduate of Lincoln Christian Seminary, she also serves on the board of directors for the Christian Activity Center in East St. Louis, Ill.

Tiffany resides in Pinckney, Michigan with her husband, Mike and two stepchildren, Jackson (14) and Chloe (11). She has been a stepmom for 3 years. As an elementary school teacher she’s actively involved on the School Improvement Committee. Tiffany is very involved with the children’s ministry at her church, which includes teaching a bible class, and vacation bible school.

Your Host Laura Petherbridge

Laura Petherbridge, The Smart Stepmom, is a full time author and speaker. She and her husband of 33 years reside near Atlanta, GA. She has 2 married stepsons and 2 grandchildren. Laura has been published numerous times, her web site is www.TheSmartStepmom.com


October 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
October 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm


Homewood Suites
3405 Bobby Brown Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30344 United States
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Laura Petherbridge