We may not be Mothers but we’re here, we care, we count & we ROCK!!
If you’re childless by circumstance, with those circumstances ranging from infertility through to all kinds of situations such as your partner not wanting (more) children, a chronic illness, not being able to find a partner (what is now known as ‘social infertility’), not being able to afford having a baby ‘on your own’ (and not being all that keen about being a solo mother either), thinking you didn’t want children and then realising you did, your relationship breaking down during fertility treatments and one of at least 50 Ways Not To Be A Mother…
You’re in the right place.
Or perhaps you’re still hopeful of becoming a mother but the needle on your fertility clock has been in the red for a while and things are looking scarily like you too are going to ‘end up’ as ‘one of those freakish, twisted, bitter women without children’… (we’re not like that, that’s Snow White and Cruella de Vil you’re thinking of)
Welcome. Pull up a chair. Get a cup of tea or something stronger and make yourself comfortable. Things are just about to get a whole lot easier.
Read the blogs and articles on subjects close to our heart – from coping with the changing nature of your friendships, dealing with Christmas, the daft ‘advice’ people give us, being lumbered with all the weekend shifts at work, worrying about getting old without children and dealing with &*%ing baby showers, etc.
Take a peek at the intro and first two chapters of ‘Rocking the Life Unexpected: 12 Weeks to Your Plan B for a Meaningful and Fulfiling Life Without Children’. Published on 10 September and already a #1 bestseller on Amazon in both Kindle & Paperback versions. A Kobo (ePub) version is also available for all other e-readers. There’s also a free private Book Club for members of the GW Online Community.
Join our free, fabulous private online Community A supportive, intelligent, friendly, compassionate, private online community of women like us from all over the world who ‘get’ what it’s like to be a childless woman in our motherhood-obsessed world. As one of our members described it: Support for the hard stuff; enthusiasm for the good stuff. If you’re feeling isolated and the ‘odd one out’ joining this Community will be the beginning of a new outlook as well as new online and offline friends. We like to think of it as our own ‘school gates’ network. Join in our member-organised events from Manchester to Melbourne, from Texas to Tunbridge Wells! See the comments at the bottom of this page to see what members have to say about it…
Find out more about Gateway Women workshops and events – our life-changing, friend-making, taboo-busting and unique workshops, retreats, talks, meetups and online events. Women from all over the world fly in to attend these workshops, so if you’re in the UK, what’s keeping you?
Sign up to the Gateway Women monthly newsletter and be the first to hear about new events, workshops and news (as the events sell out very quickly). Don’t worry, I won’t share your details or take over your in-box – I can’t stand it when people do that to me and frankly until the cat learns to type I simply don’t have the time!
Welcome to Gateway Women. It’s the club you never wanted to join, but once you’ve got the support you need to get through your grief and out of your isolation, life starts getting fun again. (Yes, I used the “F” word).
It gets better when you have your sisters to share it with. Honest.
FORTHCOMING WORKSHOPS & RETREATS
The Reignite Weekend (London) Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December 2013
Letting go of your childless past and looking forward to a meaningful and fulfiling future
£295 for weekend – £250 Earlybird by 7th November - Only 4 places left
Moving On: Preparation for a Fabulous Future (London)
Sun 26th January 2014 - £120
A very popular one-day workshop and a great introduction to the Gateway Women philosophy and a chance to make new friends.
Plan B Mentorship Programme (Central London) – Feb-July 2014
Starts Saturday 15th February 2014 (one Sat per month x 6 months), £95 per session