Michelle Kauenhofen has been learning the value of ‘cheering up’ as she navigates the daily joys, and trials, of loving her husband and 11 children. She has been married for 20 years, and has been homeschooling for 15 years. Her 6 daughters and 5 sons range in age from adulthood to toddlerhood. She is richly blessed in her role at home, and also loves her responsibilities as Director of Above Rubies in Canada, as well as the administrator for Above Rubies on Facebook. Michelle’s first book, CHEER UP, which she co-authored with Nancy Campbell, will hit the shelves on January 31, 2012.