It has been rewarding to watch my daughters grow.

Our new aunt Kaly came to visit, and she is a great hair stylist. We got to spend a few days with her, and on the last day she offered to cut everyone’s hair.

She did the honors of cutting Afton’s hair for the very first time, and made her feel happy and comfortable.

She gave Nora a trim, then it came to Carmen.

Carmen had begged for bangs… and I went back and forth.

Then we said yes…

Then this happened…


Michael wasn’t a fan, and truth is, I liked her better without too.


What I did learn is that it gave her an enormous boost in her confidence.

She immediately felt on top of the world. She felt so pretty, and kept touching her hair.

The next day at church everyone was complimenting her, and she was beaming.

I know outward appearance isn’t everything, but this was a fun experience for me to see as a mom.

It’s my dream to raise confident, caring women.

Girls who know who they are and have the self-esteem to be able to focus on others.

So often, you have to be secure with yourself before you can reach out and serve effectively.



As daughters of God we are each unique and different in our circumstances and experiences. And yet our part matters—because we matter. Our daily contributions of nurturing, teaching, and caring for others may seem mundane, diminished, difficult, and demeaning at times, and yet as we remember that first line in the Young Women theme—“We are daughters of our Heavenly Father, who loves us”—it will make all the difference in our relationships and our responses. –Sister Dalton


I know I am a daughter of a Heavenly Father who loves me. He hears my prayers, and he is aware of my daughters. He knows them even better than I do.

I find great peace that I’m not doing this alone.

I love to see my daughters grow up, and see how confident they have become.

Nora has come leaps and bounds in her interaction with others. She sings to her dad every night as he tucks her in to bed.

I hope they never lose sight of who they are, and they hold on to their confidence as long as they can!


Mother’s Day 2016



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