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Midlife Moms Podcast

Midlife Moms Podcast

By Midlife Moms
Friends and fellow authors Brenda Yoder and Amelia Rhodes offer encouragement, resources, and practical advice to help moms thrive in midlife. From raising and releasing children, tweens and teens, parenting young adults, caring for aging parents, to caring for your own health, moms in midlife feel the pressure to do and be it all for everyone. Join us as we talk about caring for yourself, keeping healthy relationships, and growing your faith in the middle of it all. You're not alone!
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S3E3 Right-sizing Your Life
In this conversation Brenda and Amelia discuss right-sizing your life as it changes in various midlife seasons, Learn how to: ✅ Say yes to your kids, but no to other things. ✅ Ask yourself what is most important in your current season. ✅ Let go of things that are not the best fit for your life currently. ✅ Be content. 💯 Share with us what’s making you laugh and your laughing matter could be featured on the podcast! Email us at midlifemomspodcast@gmail.com or tag us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/midlifemomspodcast/ Join the Midlife Moms Community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fledgeparentforum 📌 Resources Mentioned: Satisfied: Discovering Contentment in a World of Consumption by Jeff Manion Fledge: Launching Your Kids Without Losing Your Mind by Brenda L. Yoder ➡️ Connect with co-host Brenda Yoder at: Website: https://brendayoder.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brendayoderspeaks/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brendayoderspeaker ➡️ Connect with co-host Amelia Rhodes at: Website: https://www.ameliarhodes.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ameliamrhodes/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ameliarhodeswriter
27:13
May 23, 2022
S3E2 Major Milestones
In this episode, Amelia and Brenda chat about major milestones that happen in midlife. They discuss: ✅ The mix of emotions with milestones. ✅ Rapid changes occurring in midlife and your family. ✅ Milestones during the pandemic. ✅ How to mark big and little milestones. ✅ How to give yourself time to adjust to major milestones. Join the Midlife Moms Community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fledgeparentforum Join both hosts on Instagram: Amelia Rhodes @ameliamrhodes and Brenda Yoder @brendayoderspeaker 📌 Resources Mentioned: Fledge: Launching your Kids without Losing your Mind by Brenda Yoder: https://amzn.to/3jLK30z The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk https://amzn.to/3v7TgWs
24:02
May 16, 2022
S3E1 Just Above Water
Amelia and Brenda are excited to join you for Season 3 of the Midlife Moms podcast. In this first episode, Amelia and Brenda chat about changes in their lives in recent months and how midlife is a season where you often feel like you’re just above the water. In this episode, they discuss: ✅ Changes in life with kids, careers, and expectations. ✅ How to own your emotions, not the feelings or experiences of your kids. ✅ The revolving door of activity in your family ✅ How to be gentle with yourself. ✅The importance of speaking up for your needs. Join the Midlife Moms Community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fledgeparentforum Join both hosts on Instagram: Amelia Rhodes @ameliamrhodes and Brenda Yoder @brendayoderspeaker 📌 Resources Mentioned: Balance, Busyness, and Not Doing It All by Brenda Yoder: https://amzn.to/3tln0go Fledge: Launching your Kids without Losing your Mind by Brenda Yoder: https://amzn.to/3jLK30z Pray A to Z by Amelia Rhodes:https://amzn.to/3lfRY5Z
24:29
May 09, 2022
S2E13 Brenda and Amelia Wrap up Season Two
In this conversation, Brenda and Amelia chat about their most recent experiences of midlife living and how the unpredictability and chaos of it all has taught them to trust more in God’s sovereign provision and care.  During this busy season and every season, remember to take time to: ✅ Cherish. ✅ Self Care. ✅ Create. ✅ Be at Peace. 💯 Share with us what’s making you laugh and your laughing matter could be featured on the podcast! Email us at midlifemomspodcast@gmail.com or tag us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/midlifemomspodcast/ Join the Midlife Moms Community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/midlifemomspodcast 📌 Resources Mentioned: Pray A to Z by Amelia Rhodes:https://amzn.to/3lfRY5Z ➡️ Connect with co-host Brenda Yoder at: Website: https://brendayoder.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brendayoderspeaks/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brendayoderspeaker ➡️ Connect with co-host Amelia Rhodes at: Website: https://www.ameliarhodes.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ameliamrhodes/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ameliarhodeswriter
32:23
December 06, 2021
S2E12 Amelia talks with Robin Dewitt Edwards about God's Provision Part Two
In the second part of this conversation, Amelia and guest Robin Dewitt Edwards continue to talk about God’s amazing provision and love that played out after Robin’s family suffered a tragic loss. What a wonderful testimony of how God can bring beauty from ashes! Here are some takeaways: ✅ Give yourself space, grace, and time to move through grief into healing. ✅ God cares for the details of your story and weaves them together for His Glory. ✅ Trusting His will takes obedience on our part. ✅ With God on our side, we need not fear. ✅ Jesus is our HOPE! 💯 Share with us what’s making you laugh and your laughing matter could be featured on the podcast! Email us at midlifemomspodcast@gmail.com or tag us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/midlifemomspodcast/ Join the Midlife Moms Community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/midlifemomspodcast 📌 Resources Mentioned: Trust His Heart by Babbie Mason: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWk8DRwDYDc ➡️ Connect with co-host Brenda Yoder at: Website: https://brendayoder.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brendayoderspeaks/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brendayoderspeaker ➡️ Connect with co-host Amelia Rhodes at: Website: https://www.ameliarhodes.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ameliamrhodes/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ameliarhodeswriter
46:25
November 29, 2021
S2E11 Amelia talks with Robin Dewitt Edwards about God's Provision Part One
In part one of this dynamic conversation, Amelia interviews her friend and mentor Robin Dewitt Edwards about her life journey and how God has provided and cared for her as a wife, a mother, and His child in joys and trials, even in tragedy and heartache. Here are some takeaways: ✅ God is Trustworthy in all circumstances. ✅ God Provides before we even know what we need. ✅ God is Sovereign over every situation. ✅ God, the Creator, meets us where we are at. 💯 Share with us what’s making you laugh and your laughing matter could be featured on the podcast! Email us at midlifemomspodcast@gmail.com or tag us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/midlifemomspodcast/ Join the Midlife Moms Community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/midlifemomspodcast 📌 Resources Mentioned: Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot: https://bakerbookhouse.com/products/146152 Jungle Pilot by Russell T. Hitt https://bakerbookhouse.com/products/153082 Job 23:10 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Job%2023%3A10&version=NIV ➡️ Connect with co-host Brenda Yoder at: Website: https://brendayoder.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brendayoderspeaks/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brendayoderspeaker ➡️ Connect with co-host Amelia Rhodes at: Website: https://www.ameliarhodes.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ameliamrhodes/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ameliarhodeswriter
01:09:49
November 22, 2021
S2E10 Brenda talks with Jill and Mark Savage about Midlife Marriages Part Two
In part two of this candid conversation, Brenda and guests Mark and Jill Savage talk about marriage gaps that can occur specifically in the midlife and empty nest years and how couples can work together to close those gaps. Learn about: ✅ The Having Fun Together Gap. ✅ The Communication Gap. ✅ The Assumption Gap. ✅ Resources to heal, deepen, and strengthen your marriage. 💯 Share with us what’s making you laugh and your laughing matter could be featured on the podcast! Email us at midlifemomspodcast@gmail.com or tag us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/midlifemomspodcast/ Join the Midlife Moms Community on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/groups/midlifemomspodcast 📌 Resources Mentioned: No More Perfect Marriages by Jill and Mark Savage: https://nomoreperfect.jillsavage.org/no-more-perfect-marriages/ Empty Nest Full Life by Jill Savage: https://www.emptynestbook.com/the-book/ The Wait is Not Wasted Online Seminar: https://jillsavage.org/the-wait-is-not-wasted/ No More Perfect Marriage Playbook Resource: https://jillsavage.org/no-more-perfect-marriage-playbook/ Marriage Intensives: https://nomoreperfect.jillsavage.org/no-more-perfect-marriages/ Straight Talk to the Person thinking of leaving their marriage blog post: https://jillsavage.org/straight-talk-to-the-person-thinking-about-leaving-their-marriage/ Marriage Retreat for Midlife Couples Sept 30 - Oct 1 2022: https://jill-savage.ck.page/8353c99aa1 ➡️ Connect with guests Jill and Mark Savage at: Website: www.jillsavage.org Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jillsavage.author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jillsavage.author Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/emptynestfulllife Podcast: https://jillsavage.org/podcast/ ➡️ Connect with co-host Brenda Yoder at: Website: https://brendayoder.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brendayoderspeaks/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brendayoderspeaker ➡️ Connect with co-host Amelia Rhodes at: Website: https://www.ameliarhodes.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ameliamrhodes/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ameliarhodeswriter
30:22
November 15, 2021
S2E9 Brenda talks with Jill and Mark Savage about Midlife Marriages Part One
In part one of this conversation, Brenda invites guests Mark and Jill Savage to share honestly how their own marital crisis brought them closer together as they sought to understand why the crisis happened in the first place. Through their experience, discover how to: ✅ Identify the slow fades (cracks) in your marriage. ✅ Recognize unrealistic expectations. ✅ Refuse to take a defensive posture. ✅ Renew your communication style. 💯 Share with us what’s making you laugh and your laughing matter could be featured on the podcast! Email us at midlifemomspodcast@gmail.com or tag us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/midlifemomspodcast/ Join the Midlife Moms Community on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/groups/midlifemomspodcast 📌 Resources Mentioned: Living with Less so your Family has More by Jill and Mark Savage: https://www.amazon.com/Living-Less-Your-Family-More/dp/0824948017 No More Perfect Marriages by Jill Savage: https://nomoreperfect.jillsavage.org/no-more-perfect-marriages/ Empty Nest Full Life by Jill Savage: https://www.emptynestbook.com/the-book/ Marriage Retreat for Midlife Couples Sept 30 - Oct 1 2022: https://jill-savage.ck.page/8353c99aa1 What to Say when the Love Goes Away https://jillsavage.org/five-things-to-say-when-the-love-goes-away/ The Wait is Not Wasted Online Seminar: https://jillsavage.org/the-wait-is-not-wasted/ No More Perfect Marriage Playbook Resource: https://jillsavage.org/no-more-perfect-marriage-playbook/ ➡️ Connect with guests Jill and Mark Savage at: Website: www.jillsavage.org Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jillsavage.author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jillsavage.author Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/emptynestfulllife Podcast: https://jillsavage.org/podcast/ ➡️ Connect with co-host Brenda Yoder at: Website: https://brendayoder.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brendayoderspeaks/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brendayoderspeaker ➡️ Connect with co-host Amelia Rhodes at: Website: https://www.ameliarhodes.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ameliamrhodes/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ameliarhodeswriter
32:08
November 08, 2021
S2E8 Brenda talks with Kathy Howard about Care Giving
In this conversation Brenda and guest Kathy Howard discuss the important and delicate topic of caring for our aging parents as well as our children and ourselves. Topics include: ✅ Battling the tensions of various needs. ✅ Struggling with resentment or guilt. ✅ Hurting amidst the care taking. ✅ Caring for yourself so you can care for others. ✅ Having advance conversations and planning if able. ✅ Honoring parents even when they don’t deserve it. ✅ Living in obedience and God’s love. 💯 Share with us what’s making you laugh and your laughing matter could be featured on the podcast! Email us at midlifemomspodcast@gmail.com or tag us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/midlifemomspodcast/ Join the Midlife Moms Community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/midlifemomspodcast 📌 Resources Mentioned: Heirloom: Living and Leaving a Legacy of Faith by Kathy Howard: https://www.kathyhoward.org/books/heirloom-living-and-leaving-a-legacy-of-faith/ Thirty Days of Hope when caring for aging parents by Kathy Howard: https://www.kathyhoward.org/books/30-days-of-hope-when-caring-for-aging-parents/ Fledge: Launching your Kids without Losing your Mind by Brenda Yoder: https://amzn.to/3jLK30z 1 Tim 5 ➡️ Connect with guest Kathy Howard Website: https://www.kathyhoward.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/KathyHHoward Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathyHowardUnshakeableFaith Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kathyhhoward/_created/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mkathoward/ ➡️ Connect with co-host Brenda Yoder at: Website: https://brendayoder.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brendayoderspeaks/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brendayoderspeaker ➡️ Connect with co-host Amelia Rhodes at: Website: https://www.ameliarhodes.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ameliamrhodes/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ameliarhodeswriter
27:13
November 01, 2021
S2E7 Brenda talks with Meredith Terpeluk Schoeller about Motherhood in Midlife
In this packed full conversation, Brenda and guest Meredith Terpeluk Schoeller discuss the perks and challenges of being an older mom of infants/toddlers as well as wisdom for women struggling with infertility, blended family dynamics, or aging parents. Discover how to: ✅ Trust God. ✅ Extend grace to yourself. ✅ Let others help. ✅ Find your confidence. ✅ Engage with others in different stages. ✅ Trust God to supply your family’s needs. ✅ Live knowing that God loves you as you are. 💯 Share with us what’s making you laugh and your laughing matter could be featured on the podcast! Email us at midlifemomspodcast@gmail.com or tag us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/midlifemomspodcast/ Join the Midlife Moms Community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/midlifemomspodcast 📌 Resources Mentioned: Healthy Voice: Life beyond the Weight by Meredith Terpeluk Schoeller - https://www.amazon.com/Healthy-Voice-Life-Beyond-Weight/dp/0988386704 ➡️ Connect with guest Meredith Terpeluk Schoeller Website: https://meredithterpeluk.com Instagram: https://twitter.com/mterpschoeller Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meredithterp/ Podcast: Tune In with Meredith https://tuneinwithmeredith.buzzsprout.com ➡️ Connect with co-host Brenda Yoder at: Website: https://brendayoder.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brendayoderspeaks/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brendayoderspeaker ➡️ Connect with co-host Amelia Rhodes at: Website: https://www.ameliarhodes.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ameliamrhodes/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ameliarhodeswriter
23:21
October 25, 2021
S2E6 Being There Looks Different Now
In this conversation Brenda and Amelia chat about balancing a full life while remaining involved with your teens and young adults in healthy, practical ways. Learn how to: ✅ Listen to what your kids are not saying. ✅ Be emotional and mentally present. ✅ Carve out space to refuel. ✅ Care for yourself so you can care for others. ✅ Find low pressure ways to check in on a regular basis. ✅ Show interest in their interests. ✅ Respect what your child shares or doesn’t share with you. 💯 Share with us what’s making you laugh and your laughing matter could be featured on the podcast! Email us at midlifemomspodcast@gmail.com or tag us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/midlifemomspodcast/ Join the Midlife Moms Community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/midlifemomspodcast 📌 Resources Mentioned: Fledge: Launching your Kids without Losing your Mind by Brenda Yoder: https://amzn.to/3jLK30z Pray A to Z by Amelia Rhodes:https://amzn.to/3lfRY5Z ➡️ Connect with co-host Brenda Yoder at: Website: https://brendayoder.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brendayoderspeaks/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brendayoderspeaker ➡️ Connect with co-host Amelia Rhodes at: Website: https://www.ameliarhodes.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ameliamrhodes/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ameliarhodeswriter
26:13
October 18, 2021
S2E5 Brenda talks with Kim Mishler about Grief, Joy, and Motherhood
In this conversation, Brenda and guest Kim Mishler share advice they would give their younger selves about how to prepare for the shock, disappointment, and grief experienced in mothering and midlife. Discover the importance of recognizing: ✅ The cause and effect of unrealistic expectations on our kids. ✅ The individuality of each child. ✅ Our children will disappoint us and we will disappoint them. ✅ The value of coping strategies: trusted individuals to confide in; scripture and prayer to lean on. ✅ The value of growing your whole self through the mothering journey. ✅ Your joy and contentment should come from Jesus and not your children. 💯 Share with us what’s making you laugh and your laughing matter could be featured on the podcast! Email us at midlifemomspodcast@gmail.com or tag us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/midlifemomspodcast/ Join the Midlife Moms Community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/midlifemomspodcast 📌 Resources Mentioned: A Life Rescued by Kim Mishler -https://www.westbowpress.com/BookStore/BookDetails/774401-A-Life-Rescued Fledge: Launching your Kids without Losing your Mind by Brenda Yoder: https://amzn.to/3jLK30z ➡️ Connect with guest Kim Mishler at: Website: KimRayMishler.com Blog: http://approachingthevintageyears.blogspot.com. ➡️ Connect with co-host Brenda Yoder at: Website: https://brendayoder.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brendayoderspeaks/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brendayoderspeaker ➡️ Connect with co-host Amelia Rhodes at: Website: https://www.ameliarhodes.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ameliamrhodes/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ameliarhodeswriter
27:36
October 11, 2021
S2E4 Brenda talks with Jill Savage about Releasing our Children Part Two
In part two of this conversation, Brenda talks with author and speaker Jill Savage about the value of struggle and how it has the possibility of producing problem solving skills, perseverance, and resilience in our adult children if we can resist the temptation to jump in. Learn how to: ✅  Recognize a good habit gone bad. ✅  Resist the urge to run to their rescue every time. ✅  Cope with relationship displacement as your child grows. ✅  Navigate your child’s life choices with healthy boundaries. ✅  Pray not say. ✅  Model Christ’s love to your child. 💯 Share with us what’s making you laugh and your laughing matter could be featured on the podcast! Email us at midlifemomspodcast@gmail.com or tag us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/midlifemomspodcast/ Join the Midlife Moms Community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/midlifemomspodcast 📌 Resources Mentioned: No more perfect moms by Jill Savage: https://nomoreperfect.jillsavage.org/no-more-perfect-moms/ No more perfect kids by Jill Savage: https://nomoreperfect.jillsavage.org/no-more-perfect-kids/ No more perfect marriages by Jill Savage: https://nomoreperfect.jillsavage.org/no-more-perfect-marriages/ Empty Nest Full Life by Jill Savage: https://www.emptynestbook.com/the-book/ Fledge: Launching your Kids without Losing your Mind by Brenda Yoder: https://amzn.to/3jLK30z Empty Nest Full Life Retreat Oct 29 - 31, 2021 https://www.emptynestbook.com/empty-nest-full-life-retreat/ Link to Jill’s resource for LBGTQ parents https://jillsavage.org/welcome-family-life-listeners/ ➡️ Connect with guest Jill Savage at: Website: www.jillsavage.org Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jillsavage.author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jillsavage.author Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/emptynestfulllife Podcast: https://jillsavage.org/podcast/ ➡️ Connect with co-host Brenda Yoder at: Website: https://brendayoder.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brendayoderspeaks/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brendayoderspeaker ➡️ Connect with co-host Amelia Rhodes at: Website: https://www.ameliarhodes.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ameliamrhodes/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ameliarhodeswriter
30:30
October 04, 2021
S2E3 Brenda talks with Jill Savage about Releasing our Children Part One
In this conversation, Brenda talks with author and speaker, Jill Savage, about the difficult transitions that midlife moms commonly face and the struggle of knowing when and how to let go. Discover how to: ✅ Discern when to let go and when to hold on. ✅ Recognize and deal with idols of parenthood (Worry, Stress, Kids, etc.) ✅ Give room for your child to grow, even if that means letting them struggle. ✅ Recognize and deal with the idol of your own identity. ✅ Disconnect your identity with your child’s choices. 💯 Share with us what’s making you laugh and your laughing matter could be featured on the podcast! Email us at midlifemomspodcast@gmail.com or tag us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/midlifemomspodcast/ Join the Midlife Moms Community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/midlifemomspodcast 📌 Resources Mentioned: No more perfect moms by Jill Savage: https://nomoreperfect.jillsavage.org/no-more-perfect-moms/ No more perfect kids by Jill Savage: https://nomoreperfect.jillsavage.org/no-more-perfect-kids/ No more perfect marriages by Jill Savage: https://nomoreperfect.jillsavage.org/no-more-perfect-marriages Empty Nest Full Life by Jill Savage: https://www.emptynestbook.com/the-book/ Fledge: Launching your Kids without Losing your Mind by Brenda Yoder: https://amzn.to/3jLK30z Empty Nest Full Life Retreat Oct 29 - 31, 2021 https://www.emptynestbook.com/empty-nest-full-life-retreat/ ➡️ Connect with guest Jill Savage at: Website: www.jillsavage.org Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jillsavage.author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jillsavage.author Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/emptynestfulllife Podcast: https://jillsavage.org/podcast/ ➡️ Connect with co-host Brenda Yoder at: Website: https://brendayoder.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brendayoderspeaks/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brendayoderspeaker ➡️ Connect with co-host Amelia Rhodes at: Website: https://www.ameliarhodes.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ameliamrhodes/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ameliarhodeswriter
26:35
September 27, 2021
S2E2 More Than Mom
In this conversation, Brenda and Amelia discuss the value of building your identity as a whole person and how that actually encourages your kids to pursue the same.  Discover how to: ✅ Maneuver through life, family, and career with intentionality. ✅ Uncover your gifts and pursue your interests. ✅ Connect with a community outside of home. ✅ Embrace multi-generational relationships. ✅ Flourish in your identity as a whole person. ✅ Invite your family to pray and support you in your new venture. 💯 Share with us what’s making you laugh and your laughing matter could be featured on the podcast! Email us at midlifemomspodcast@gmail.com or tag us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/midlifemomspodcast/ Join the Midlife Moms Community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/midlifemomspodcast 📌 Resources Mentioned: Fledge: Launching your Kids without Losing your Mind by Brenda Yoder: https://amzn.to/3jLK30z Pray A to Z by Amelia Rhodes:https://amzn.to/3lfRY5Z ➡️ Connect with co-host Brenda Yoder at: Website: https://brendayoder.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brendayoderspeaks/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brendayoderspeaker ➡️ Connect with co-host Amelia Rhodes at: Website: https://www.ameliarhodes.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ameliamrhodes/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ameliarhodeswriter
25:47
September 20, 2021
S2E1 Embrace the Fullness
In this conversation Brenda and Amelia chat about all the life changes since their last episode, and how they’re navigating life and family through those changes.  Learn how to: ✅ Shift expectations of family time. ✅ Be intentional with time together. ✅ Give your kids more personal responsibility. ✅ Give yourself grace as you let go of any guilt, control, or expectations about family life. ✅ Nurture your teen and young adults by being fully present. ✅ Embrace the fullness. 💯 Share with us what’s making you laugh and your laughing matter could be featured on the podcast! Email us at midlifemomspodcast@gmail.com or tag us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/midlifemomspodcast/ Join the Midlife Moms Community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/midlifemomspodcast 📌 Resources Mentioned: Balance, Busyness, and Not Doing It All by Brenda Yoder: https://amzn.to/3tln0go Fledge: Launching your Kids without Losing your Mind by Brenda Yoder: https://amzn.to/3jLK30z Pray A to Z by Amelia Rhodes:https://amzn.to/3lfRY5Z ➡️ Connect with co-host Brenda Yoder at: Website: https://brendayoder.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brendayoderspeaks/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brendayoderspeaker ➡️ Connect with co-host Amelia Rhodes at: Website: https://www.ameliarhodes.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ameliamrhodes/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ameliarhodeswriter
23:51
September 13, 2021
Midlife Moms Podcast Episode 12: Learning to Have Fun
In this conversation, Brenda and Amelia talk about the importance of learning to have fun and play during the midlife season, especially since life can be heavy. In this episode you’ll find encouragement to: ✅Be intentional about having fun and play. ✅Get input and find things the entire family can enjoy. ✅Try new things. Spelunking anyone? ✅Shift your expectations and don’t put so much pressure on the adventure. ✅ Learn to not take yourself too seriously and laugh. 💯 Share with us what’s making you laugh and your laughing matter could be featured on the podcast! Email us at midlifemomspodcast@gmail.com or tag us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/midlifemomspodcast/ Join the Midlife Moms Community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fledgeparentforum ➡️ Connect with co-host Brenda Yoder at: Website: https://brendayoder.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brendayoderspeaks/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brendayoderspeaker ➡️ Connect with co-host Amelia Rhodes at: Website: https://www.ameliarhodes.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ameliamrhodes/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ameliarhodeswriter
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June 21, 2021
Midlife Moms Podcast Episode 11: Parenting Gen Z
In this conversation Brenda and Amelia talk about the unique joys and challenges of raising Generation Z teens and young adults. In this episode you’ll find encouragement to: ✅ Support and understand this generation that has the potential to shape the world for good. ✅Recognize how they are coming of age during a pandemic. ✅Understand some of the differences between the generations and how growing up in the “wake” of the Millennial generation influences Generation Z. ✅See how their inherent understanding and use of technology can be a strength and see their screen time differently. ✅ Not put negative expectations on their behavior or technology use based on what it represented a decade ago. ✅ Recognize the challenge of parenting Generation Z in finding the balance of technology use and learning basic life skills, playing, or having relationships face-to-face. ✅ Shift your expectations of what you think they should already know and don’t put them down for what they don’t know. ✅Learn things from them and let them teach you what they know about the world, technology, and culture. ✅Adapt life principles as they grow. 💯 Share with us what’s making you laugh and your laughing matter could be featured on the podcast! Email us at midlifemomspodcast@gmail.com or tag us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/midlifemomspodcast/ Join the Midlife Moms Community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fledgeparentforum ➡️ Connect with co-host Brenda Yoder at: Website: https://brendayoder.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brendayoderspeaks/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brendayoderspeaker ➡️ Connect with co-host Amelia Rhodes at: Website: https://www.ameliarhodes.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ameliamrhodes/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ameliarhodeswriter
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June 14, 2021
Midlife Moms Podcast Episode 10: Denial of Midlife
In this conversation, Brenda and Amelia talk about our tendency to deny being in midlife and the pressure to look and stay “young.” In this episode you’ll find encouragement to: ✅ Laugh about the “midlife brain.” ✅ Fight the “Golden Girls” mentality of being old. ✅ Not steal youth from those in their 20s and 30s. ✅ Respect your body for the gift it is. ✅ Fight culture’s expectation and pressure to stay “young.” ✅ Adapt and own your role in these decades. ✅ Discover the value of intergenerational friendships. ✅ Realize you are still relevant and valuable. ✅ Find freedom in your 40s and 50s. ✅ Shift with the changes that come in midlife. 💯 Share with us what’s making you laugh and your laughing matter could be featured on the podcast! Email us at midlifemomspodcast@gmail.com or tag us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/midlifemomspodcast/ Join the Midlife Moms Community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fledgeparentforum ➡️ Connect with co-host Brenda Yoder at: Website: https://brendayoder.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brendayoderspeaks/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brendayoderspeaker ➡️ Connect with co-host Amelia Rhodes at: Website: https://www.ameliarhodes.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ameliamrhodes/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ameliarhodeswriter
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June 07, 2021
Midlife Moms Podcast Episode 9: Insecurity as a Mom
In this conversation, Brenda and Amelia talk about our various insecurities as moms raising teens and young adults. Discover how to: ✅ Deal with your changes in midlife while your teens and young adults also face big changes and insecurities. ✅ Understand your teen’s rudeness and their desire for autonomy. ✅ Stand firm in the storm of all the changes happening in your family. ✅ How your kids still need you even when they’re pushing you away. ✅  Know you’re not alone in these insecurities. ✅ Understand as moms are the ones they detach from the most. ✅ Not take things personally. ✅ Lean into your relationship with God and go to the Lord when you need insight and feel insecure. 💯 Share with us what’s making you laugh and your laughing matter could be featured on the podcast! Email us at midlifemomspodcast@gmail.com or tag us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/midlifemomspodcast/ Join the Midlife Moms Community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fledgeparentforum 📌 Resources Mentioned: Fledge: Launching Your Kids Without Losing Your Mind https://amzn.to/3w989pb ➡️ Connect with co-host Brenda Yoder at: Website: https://brendayoder.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brendayoderspeaks/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brendayoderspeaker ➡️ Connect with co-host Amelia Rhodes at: Website: https://www.ameliarhodes.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ameliamrhodes/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ameliarhodeswriter
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May 31, 2021
Midlife Moms Podcast Episode 8: Health
In this conversation, Brenda and Amelia talk about our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health in midlife. In this episode, we discuss thriving in the midst of: ✅ Physical roadblocks of aches, pains, loss of energy and slowed metabolism, and the insecurity that comes with these changes. ✅ Potential mental health struggles of depression, anxiety, panic attacks or feeling melancholy. ✅ Changing and new emotions (including irritability!) and learning to be gentle with yourself. ✅ Changing your expectations for what your time alone with God looks like in this phase. 💯 Share with us what’s making you laugh and your laughing matter could be featured on the podcast! Email us at midlifemomspodcast@gmail.com or tag us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/midlifemomspodcast/ Join the Midlife Moms Community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fledgeparentforum 📌 Resources Mentioned: Comedian Nate Bargatze https://natebargatze.com/ Fledge: Launching Your Kids Without Losing Your Mind, by Brenda Yoder https://amzn.to/3w989pb Shannon Etheridge Ministries on healthy sexuality https://www.shannonethridge.com/ ➡️ Connect with co-host Brenda Yoder at: Website: https://brendayoder.com/ Instagram: @brendayoderspeaks Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brendayoderspeaker ➡️ Connect with co-host Amelia Rhodes at: Website: https://www.ameliarhodes.com/ Instagram: @ameliamrhodes Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ameliarhodeswriter
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May 24, 2021
Midlife Moms Podcast Episode 7: Insecurity
In this conversation Brenda and Amelia chat about insecurities that surface during midlife and how to say “So long, insecurity” and move forward. ✅ Take confidence from one area of your life and apply it to another. ✅ Face the feeling of being unseen. ✅ Learn to see yourself as more than your roles as wife and mom. ✅ Realize there is freedom in not having to do certain things anymore. 💯 Share with us what’s making you laugh and your laughing matter could be featured on the podcast! Email us at midlifemomspodcast@gmail.com or tag us on Instagram @midlifemomspodcast 📌 Resources Mentioned: The story of the God Who Sees  ➡️ Connect with co-host Brenda Yoder at: Website: https://brendayoder.com/ Instagram: @brendayoderspeaks  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brendayoderspeaker ➡️ Connect with co-host Amelia Rhodes at: Website: https://www.ameliarhodes.com/ Instagram: @ameliamrhodes  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ameliarhodeswriter
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May 17, 2021
Midlife Moms Podcast Episode 6: Vulnerability
Join this conversation as Brenda and Amelia chat about vulnerability and overcoming the fear and risk of being real with others. ✅ Journey through anxiety, panic and anger ✅ Find safe places to be vulnerable both in person and online ✅ Learn how to get over the fear of being vulnerable ✅ Discover the power of being vulnerable with God first before going to people ✅ Understand the importance of modeling for your kids how to accept or request help from others ✅ Know when to start with professional help in the form of counselors or medical professionals 💯 Share with us what’s making you laugh and your laughing matter could be featured on the podcast! Email us at midlifemomspodcast@gmail.com or tag us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/midlifemomspodcast/ 📌 Resources Mentioned: Fledge: Launching your kids without losing your mind, by Brenda Yoder  Midlife Moms Podcast & Community on Facebook. Join us for weekly prayer, encouragement, laughter and a community of women to journey with through midlife. Brene Brown’s work on vulnerability, Daring Greatly and The Power of Vulnerability  Psalm 10 or Psalm 77, tools to help you be vulnerable with God. ➡️ Connect with co-host Brenda Yoder at: Website: https://brendayoder.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brendayoderspeaks/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brendayoderspeaker ➡️ Connect with co-host Amelia Rhodes at: Website: https://www.ameliarhodes.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ameliamrhodes/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ameliarhodeswriter
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May 10, 2021
Midlife Moms Podcast Episode 5: Friendship
Brenda and Amelia chat about friendship in midlife. In this episode you’ll discover: ✅ The necessity of reciprocal relationships ✅ Facing and overcoming loneliness ✅ How friendships change in midlife ✅ Building strong friendships through H.E.L.P. ✅ Tips for building relationships during this busy season ✅ The value of multi-generational friendships Join the conversation on Instagram at @midlifemomspodcast  or in our private Facebook group Midlife Moms Community.  💯 Share with us what’s making you laugh and your laughing matter could be featured on the podcast! Email us at midlifemomspodcast@gmail.com or tag us on Instagram @midlifemomspodcast. 📌 Resources Mentioned: Isn’t it Time for a Coffee Break? Doing life together in an all-about-me-kind of world, by Amelia Rhodes  Pray A to Z: A practical guide to pray for your community, by Amelia Rhodes  Fledge: Launching your kids without losing your mind, by Brenda Yoder  ➡️ Connect with co-host Brenda Yoder at: Website: https://brendayoder.com/ Instagram: @brendayoderspeaks Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brendayoderspeaker ➡️ Connect with co-host Amelia Rhodes at: Website: https://www.ameliarhodes.com/ Instagram: @ameliamrhodes Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ameliarhodeswriter *Some of the book links are affiliate links from which we may get a very small commission.
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May 03, 2021
Midlife Moms Podcast Episode 4: Grief
Brenda and Amelia chat about the various types of grief we experience as midlife moms and moving through our grief into a new reality. In this episode you’ll discover: ✅ We all have “big feelings” in midlife! ✅ Various types of mom grief ✅ The need to chase the “why” for your grief ✅ How to move forward and make meaning from your grief ✅ Your grief matters to God 💯 Share with us what’s making you laugh and your laughing matter could be featured on the podcast! Email us at midlifemomspodcast@gmail.com or tag us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/midlifemomspodcast/ 📌 Resources Mentioned: Fledge: Launching your kids without losing your mind, by Brenda Yoder  Fledge audio chapter on Mom Grief at https://heraldpress.com/books/fledge/ Pray A to Z: A practical guide to pray for your community, by Amelia Rhodes  ➡️ Connect with co-host Brenda Yoder at: Website: https://brendayoder.com/ Instagram: @brendayoderspeaks Facebook: @brendayoderspeaker ➡️ Connect with co-host Amelia Rhodes at: Website: https://www.ameliarhodes.com/ Instagram: @ameliamrhodes Facebook: @ameliarhodeswriter This video is not sponsored. Some of the book links are affiliate links from which we may get a very small commission.
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April 26, 2021
Midlife Moms Podcast Episode 3: Aging
Brenda and Amelia encourage midlife moms to embrace and maybe even enjoy aging! In this episode Brenda and Amelia help you: ✅ Recognize and celebrate milestone years ✅ Accept your body and its changing needs ✅ Not be ashamed about where you are in life ✅ Find sources of inspiration from those ahead of you in years ✅ Know that God redeems the years locust have eaten and find hope when you can’t see it ✅ Own your story ✅ Find the power of daily gratitude ✅ Shift your focus from the problems to the Provider. 💯 Share with us what’s making you laugh and your laughing matter could be featured on the podcast! Email us at midlifemomspodcast@gmail.com or tag us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/midlifemomspodcast/ 📌 Resources Mentioned: A Resilient Life by Gordon MacDonald Jill Brisco, author, and speaker Pray A to Z: A practical guide to pray for your community, by Amelia Rhodes ➡️ Connect with co-host Brenda Yoder at: Website: https://brendayoder.com/ Instagram: @brendayoderspeaks Facebook: @brendayoderspeaker ➡️ Connect with co-host Amelia Rhodes at: Website: https://www.ameliarhodes.com/ Instagram: @ameliamrhodes Facebook: @ameliarhodeswriter This video is not sponsored. Some of the book links are affiliate links from which we may get a very small commission.
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April 19, 2021
Midlife Moms Podcast Episode 2: Laughter
Join Amelia and Brenda as they share the importance of laughter during this midlife season.  ✅ Why it’s important to not take yourself too seriously. ✅ The health benefits of laughter. ✅ The need for laughter that heals and helps not hurts and harms. ✅ The dangers of sarcasm. ✅ Realizing how our words impact our kids, including our joking. ✅ Finding ways to foster healthy, non-shaming laughter with our families.   💯 Share with us what’s making you laugh and your laughing matter could be featured on the podcast! Email us at midlifemomspodcast@gmail.com or tag us on Instagram @midlifemomspodcast  📌Resources & Laughter Sources mentioned:  Author Patsy Clairmont https://patsyclairmont.com/  Author & Comedian Anita Renfroe - It’s Probably Just My Thyroid  Erma Bombeck  https://ermabombeckcollection.com/  Mayo Clinic article  The Gottman Institute (Gottman marriage counseling) https://www.gottman.com/  Book and author Amelia mentions: Barbara Curtis, The Mommy Manual: Planting Roots that Give your Children Wings   Sharon McMahon, Sharon Says So Instagram: @sharonsaysso Website: https://www.sharonmcmahon.com/  Taylor Wolfe Instagram: @thedailytay Michael Jr Website: https://michaeljr.com/ Instagram: @michaeljrcomedy YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/michaeljrcomedy  ➡️ Connect with co-host Brenda Yoder at: Website: https://brendayoder.com/ Instagram: @brendayoderspeaks Facebook: @brendayoderspeaker  ➡️ Connect with co-host Amelia Rhodes at: Website: https://www.ameliarhodes.com/ Instagram: @ameliamrhodes Facebook: @ameliarhodeswriter  This video is not sponsored. Some of the book links are affiliate links from which we may get a very small commission.
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April 12, 2021
Midlife Moms Podcast Episode 1: Introduction
Friends and fellow authors Brenda Yoder and Amelia Rhodes offer encouragement, resources, and practical advice to help moms thrive in midlife. Join the conversation on Instagram at @midlifemomspodcast. In this episode, Brenda and Amelia share a bit of their journey through motherhood and midlife with encouragement to: ✅ Know you’re not going through midlife alone ✅ See the gifts in this season of parenting and life ✅ Parent teens and young adults through the pandemic ✅ Understand the importance of laughter and “keeping humor on the horizon.” ➡️ Connect with co-host Brenda Yoder at: Website: https://brendayoder.com/ Instagram: @brendayoderspeaks Facebook: @brendayoderspeaker 📚 Brenda's books: Fledge: Launching Your Kids Without Losing Your Mind Balance, Busyness, and Not Doing it All: Finding Balance During the Busiest Years of Parenting ➡️ Connect with co-host Amelia Rhodes at: Website: https://www.ameliarhodes.com/ Instagram: @ameliamrhodes Facebook: @ameliarhodeswriter 📚 Amelia's books: Pray A to Z: A Practical Guide to Pray for Your Community --  Isn’t it Time for a Coffee Break? Doing life together in an all-about-me kind of world --  📌 Resources mentioned: Jill Savage, author of Empty Nest, Full Life and the “messy middle.” https://jillsavage.org/ *This episode is not sponsored. Links to books are affiliate links from which we may get a small commission.
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April 12, 2021
Midlife Moms Podcast: Get Ready!
Coming April 12! Join friends and fellow authors Amelia Rhodes and Brenda Yoder as they launch this new podcast for moms in midlife. You'll find resources and encouragement to not just survive but thrive in this season of life. Subscribe now and join us here April 12! Join us on Instagram @midlifemomspodcast and join our Facebook Group for extra content and community. Visit our website at midlifemomspodcast.com
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March 19, 2021