There are no bad hair days at the McKnight home!
Mindy McKnight has 5 daughters (and one lone son) and sent her girls to school with hair masterpieces. The girls’ friends, and friends’ mothers, wanted to know how to do the dos. So, Mindy McKnight began the Cute Girls Hairstyles blog to share requested “how- tos” for her daughters’ hairstyles.
One morning, Mindy made a couple of videos for friends demonstrating how to do trickier hair dos and posted the video on YouTube. She really didn’t think about the videos again.
YouTube contacted Mindy about six months later to see if she would host a YouTube channel because the videos had become extremely popular. The Cute Girls Hairstyles YouTube channel has 1.6 million subscribers and posts new hairstyle videos every Sunday!
Daddy Dos, Brooklyn and Bailey, and The Mom’s View/Mom Minute
Mindy’s husband Shaun became the Cute Girls Hairstyles videographer. During one video, Shaun offhandedly commented that a hairstyle was “so easy even a dad could do it” which spun off into Shaun’s own version of the hairstyles in his “Daddy Dos” section.
Mindy also contributes to The Mom’s View YouTube channel. According to its YouTube description, The Mom’s View is “a diverse community of women built around collective belief that being your best self means being the best mom. Learn, grow, and be inspired in a place where life, love, and family always come first.”
Family Comes First
In a BYU Magazine video, Shaun and Mindy said they receive letters frequently asking why their family seems so happy and how they maintain such positive relationships with each member of the family. Shaun attributes that happiness to being members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often inadvertently called the Mormon Church). The Church of Jesus Christ teaches that the family is the basic unit of society, and the most important relationship in this life and in eternity.
In 1995, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a declaration on families, called The Family: A Proclamation to the World. It is indicative of Mormon’s strong beliefs of the importance of the family.
WE, THE FIRST PRESIDENCY and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.
ALL HUMAN BEINGS—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose. …
HUSBAND AND WIFE have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children. “Children are an heritage of the Lord” (Psalm 127:3). Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, and to teach them to love and serve one another, observe the commandments of God, and be law-abiding citizens wherever they live. Husbands and wives—mothers and fathers—will be held accountable before God for the discharge of these obligations.
After the birth of their fourth daughter, Shaun and Mindy struggled with infertility. They chose adoption to complete their family and have now adopted a boy and a girl. Mindy shares the adoption process during one of her Mom Minute. The McKnight family enjoys sharing time together, their talents, and their faith with the world!
I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have moved 64 times and have not tired of experiencing this beautiful earth! I love the people, languages, histories/anthropologies, & especially religious cultures of the world. My life long passion is the study & searching out of religious symbolism, specifically related to ancient & modern temples. My husband Anthony and I love our bulldog Stig, adventures, traveling, movies, motorcycling, and time with friends and family.