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 or perhaps 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 one-and-a-half chapters of ‘Rocking the Life Unexpected: 12 Weeks to Your Plan B for a Meaningful and Fulfiling Life Without Children’. Published in Autumn 2013 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 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?
Listen, watch & read some of the interviews and articles which have featured Jody and Gateway Women including: The Guardian, Woman’s Hour, BBC News, BBC World Service, Radio 5 Live, Psychologies Magazine, Prospect UK Magazine, Sunrise TV (AUS), The Daily Mail, Huffington Post, The Sunday Times, The Sunday Times Style Magazine, The Irish Independent, The Irish Times, Woman’s Own, The Sunday Mirror…
Sign up for Gateway Women Updates and be the first to hear about Gateway Women in the media as well as dates for new workshops and events (they 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).
FORTHCOMING WORKSHOPS & RETREATS
Self Compassion Workshop (London) Sunday 13th April 2014
Practical tools and techniques to develop a better relationship with yourself for greater peace of mind and wellness
£50 deposit : £150 for the day
Gateway Women 2014 Spring Retreat – The Abbey, Oxfordshire
Friday 31st May (evening) to Sunday 1st June (5pm)
£100 Deposit : £495 for whole weekend including food & accommodation
The Reignite Weekend (London) Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th June 2014
Letting go of your childless past and looking forward to a meaningful and fulfilling future
£50 deposit : £275 Earlybird : £295 for the whole weekend
Plan B Mastermind Weekend (London) Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th July 2014
An intensive weekend of inspiration, mentoring, group work and practical tools to get your Plan B off the ground
£50 deposit : £275 Earlybird before 1st May: £295 after 1st May