The Hidden Trap of Motherhood (and More)

Jan 25, 2013 | Faith

Each Friday I post at Not Alone Mom with Kristin Nelson as part of her ministry team.  This week’s post is a personal one I processed as a woman with insecuritiesphoto (1) – The Hidden Trap of Motherhood.  Perhaps you can relate. Feel free to read it here.

If you missed this week’s parenting post, you’ll want to read  it here.  It’s written by a guest writer, Amy Mitchell, who poignantly shares her journey as a mother of a child with ADHD.  Don’t miss it!

If you haven’t read any of the inspiring stories shared here, feel free to catch up on  them here.  Next weekend, I will be sharing a powerful story of a mother who found herself addicted to painkillers and her journey out of addiction.  You won’t want to miss it.

On a personal note, a dear friend of mine shares her recent journey with cancer on her blog here.

I am thankful for you, the readers and visitors who share life beyond the picket fence with me.  If you aren’t familiar with part of my journey, I recently wrote about it as a guest writer for Amy Mitchell.  Lastly, if you haven’t joined Life Beyond the Picket Fence on Facebook, I’d love for you to come and visit.  I try to post inspiring, challenging, or humorous things throughout the week that I don’t have time to blog about.  Come and connect if you wish.

May God supply all of your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus today (Phil 4:19).  If I can lift you in prayer, feel free to contact me at

Have a great weekend,

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  1. Becky

    Having raised four children, now in their twenties, so many of your words rang true. They all love the Lord and I have a lot to be thankful for but there were many many times I let my insecurities control my parenting at a cost to myself and my children.
    In Christ alone. A goal to get back to.
    Thanks so much for these words of encouragement.

    • brendayoder

      Becky, it’s good to know so many of these struggles are universal. And I’m sure they never quite wane.

  2. Krissy Nelson

    As always, happy to be sharing what you have written… this is a very powerful post! Thanks so much Brenda!! Blessings, Krissy

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