You Can’t Be Sad When You’re Holding a Cupcake

Back in the spring of 2011, my teenage daughter and I were brainstorming ideas for raising money to pay for a summer missions trip to Uganda. I’ve always enjoyed baking, so I suggested we try a cupcake fundraiser. We decided to spread the word through social media to local friends, church members, neighbors, etc that …

Life After Homeschooling – Being a Mentor

Even though my children are grown, I still love homeschooling and homeschooling moms! I homeschooled for 23 years, and have been in support group leadership almost that long as well. Since my youngest graduated from our homeschool 3 years ago, I have remained active in the support group I founded and also in the wider …

When You Reach the End of the Journey

There are many emotions surrounding the end of a journey. Satisfaction. Relief. Exhaustion. Nostalgia. We took a once-in-a-lifetime family trip back in 2002 and traveled the country for 6 weeks with our five kids, pulling a pop-up camper behind our conversion van and visiting national parks and other sites across the western states. There was …