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Smart Stepmom Conference

March 26 - March 27


Ladies, Join me as we celebrate stepmoms!! I can’t WAIT to see you!

Ignite Women Has graciously invited me to join them for their fabulous weekend retreat entitled Satisfied.

Use Code STEPMOM for an additional $20 off

And They have included a FULL DAY just for stepmom subjects.

Here is the Stepmom agenda for Fri March 26th, 2022

8:30am Registration

9:00-10:00 I Didn’t Know—What I Didn’t Know: Victory over the Ambush

Stepmom, are there days when you ask yourself, “What was I thinking?” Do you feel yourself getting lost in thoughts of “This is not what I imagined? or This is harder than I thought”. Relax. It’s normal. You can overcome feelings of anger, resentment, shame, or fear. Join Laura for this encouraging session on how to keep stepmom complexities from confiscating your life and draining your joy.  After 36 years as a stepmom she’s seen it all. She answers the 4 most popular questions stepmoms ask, and provides hope for your marriage and family.

10:00-11 Why Don’t My Stepkids Like Me?

Stepfamily complexities can feel overwhelming. And often the stepmom is the target for when  the kids (young or old) have anger, disrespect, unresolved anxiety, rejection, and fear.

This session shares how to discover the mind of Christ and live above the arrows aimed at your tender heart. It includes how to find your role as the stepmom as well as how to communicate with your spouse. It’s delicate issue and she will share how to do it without belittling his kids.

11-11:15 break

11:15-12:15 Dr. Kathy Koch: Why Do the Kids Act That Way?

Dr Kathy Explains why the mind of kids, even adult kids, act the way they do. This helps stepmoms realize their anger isn’t really about you, but more about their brain and how it’s functioning.

12:15-1 Lunch (included)

1:15-2:30 Stepping Back without Stepping Out

A stepparent can get into hot water when she tries to parent more than the parents. It’s a common and tempting mistake. But what do you do if Dad won’t parent either due to guilt or fear of losing his kids?

Laura shares how and why a stepmom must step back from parenting the stepkids more than Dad, even if they live with you full time. Find freedom from being viewed as the demanding, dictatorial, wicked boss. Setting stepfamily boundaries is not vindictive, spiteful, neglectful, or heartless. It’s learning how to stop interfering, and sabotaging, dad’s responsibility to parent his own children.

2:30-3:30 The Former Spouse and how to coexist.

Did you know that Abraham’s 2 wives didn’t get along—at ALL? Does it make you feel better? It should. Stepmoms know it’s complicated. What we don’t understand is where we fit in, and how to relate to the mother of our stepkids. Learning to prepare for tense situations, lower expectations, and breathe, can help. Learning what NOT to say to our spouse is also helpful. Stepmom come and learn how to conquer the common emotions associated with co-parenting. You can learn how to defeat the negative emotions that create a battleground.

3:30-4:15 Panel Discussion-

SM Conference Includes:

  • Conference on Friday ($79 until coupon code STEPMOM expires!!)
  • Breakfast and Lunch Friday
  • Conference packet
  • Goodie bag
  • Drawings


IGNITE information

The Ignite Women event for ALL women  starts after the stepmom event on Friday night March 25th at 6:00pm and goes through Sun 27th morning. It will be jam packed with fabulous speakers. 36 workshops to choose from on today’s relevant topics including: parenting, overcoming fear, kids and technology, depression, homeschooling, marriage, how to go deeper with God, and MORE!!

The full combo price of $209 when you use Code STEPMOM includes everything listed above PLUS :

  • Full Friday morning through Sunday morning sessions YOU choose.
  • All conference amenities
  • Handouts
  • 5 meals including Dinner Friday between SM event and Total event
  • Goodie Bag
  • Drawings
  • Access to downloads
  • Fabulous spa hotel at a highly reduced rate


March 26
March 27
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