"Life Beyond the Picket Fence"

Life, Faith, and Parenting Beyond the Storybook Image

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Brenda blogs weekly on life, faith, and parenting beyond the storybook image. She also writes for 10 to 20 Parenting, Choose Now Ministries, and Whatever Girls. Join her and the not-so-perfect community by subscribing at Life Beyond the Picket Fence blog or reading

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Meet Brenda

Brenda loves people, God’s Word, and her Savior. Her passion is communicating hope, truth, and encouragement when life doesn’t fit the storybook image. She’s a counselor, parenting coach, teacher, wife, and mom. Join her on the picket fence journey.

Meet Brenda



Brenda speaks throughout the country on life, faith, and parenting. Weather it’s a keynote, retreat, conference seminar, professional development, or a MOPS group, she tailors material for the needs of the group. Learn more about her topics. 


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A Mother’s Story You Need To Read

          I’ve been following a Christian blogger, Brenda Yoder, for support in...

5 Truths about a Mother’s Pain

I found this dollhouse at an antique market. I’d been looking for one for years...

5 Ways to Help Siblings Survive Summer Vacation

Summer vacation can be a great time, or one of frustration and fighting with kids at...

The Only Place to Find What’s Real

It’s been a while since I’ve sat down and written something new. This week I...

When the Land is Still Yours

“The land is still ours, because we have sought the Lord our God; we have sought...

6 Considerations for Raising Girls in a Digital World

I smiled, listening to my friend talk about her tween daughter and her daughter’s...

An Open Letter to Middle School Parents

Dear Mom and Dad of Middle Schoolers, This summer, I’m passing the torch to you. My...


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