"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

The Blog

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 national speaker, author, 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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Welcome to Life Beyond the Picket Fence

Where life, faith, and parenting is real, beyond the storybook image.

Trying to Do It All?

Moms, get the answers...

Real Faith. Real Life.

I don’t live a storybook life, do you? Join me in faith, life and parenting. Find...

Friday Chat: What’s Your Measuring Tool?

I’m posting today at Not Alone Mom for moms.  Who do you measure yourself against?...

Why The Breakfast Club is Still Relevant Today

When I taught high school Sociology, we studied stereotypes and social groups via the...


Brenda is a national speaker for women’s groups, church events and educational...

The Sound of Silence

And there was silence in Heaven.  Revelation 8:1 I don’t feel right writing, but...


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