Brenda Yoder is a speaker, author, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and school counselor whose passion is encouraging others when life doesn’t fit the storybook image. Her books include Fledge: Launching Your Kids Without Losing Your Mind, and Balance, Busyness and Not Doing It All. Brenda’s been featured in Guideposts and Chicken Soup for the Soul books, the Washington Post, and For Every Mom. She is co-host of the Midlife Moms podcast and Midlife Moms Community on Facebook. She is also a former teacher and was twice awarded the Touchstone Award for teachers. Her ministry and podcast, Life Beyond the Picket Fence, is found at brendayoder.com where she writes about faith, life, and family beyond the storybook image. Brenda is a wife and mom of four children, ranging from college age to adults, grandma, and lives on a farm in Indiana.