Faith Hill on Raising Daughters, Gaining 'Quiet Confidence'

04/24/2009 at 10:00 AM ET
Courtesy Redbook

For those women who deal with bad hair days on a daily basis, you’re not alone, says country star Faith Hill. Gracing the cover of May’s issue of Redbook magazine, Faith reveals that with a mop of curly hair, she knows all too well what dealing with stubborn locks entails! However, a mother of three girls — one soon entering into her teenage years — Faith, along with her husband Tim McGraw, wishes to instill in their daughters the definition of true beauty.

“We have tried to lay the foundation for the girls to have a sense of self-worth that goes way beyond anything that’s not real or achievable. As a family, we always talk about being healthy and how beauty comes in many different shapes and sizes.”

In addition to gaining a “quiet confidence” after hitting 40, Faith admits that, for her, the process of aging has many more positives that outweigh any of the downfalls. Fortunately for Faith, her newly noticed wrinkles are not so new as she once thought! “I look back at old school pictures from grade school, and I had lines on my neck,” she laughs. “Audrey [Caroline], our 7-year-old, and Maggie [Elizabeth], our 10-year-old, have lines on their necks. They’re cute at 7 and 10, not quite so cute at 41!”

That said, Faith admits that she is most comfortable at home, sans make-up and “squeaky-clean,” simply relaxing with Tim and their girls. The confidence to do so, she says, is a result of becoming a mother. “After I had my three daughters, I felt I could accomplish absolutely anything I wanted to in my life,” she explains.

“There is a strength that comes with giving birth to children. As they’re getting older, their needs are so evident on a daily basis, but also their need for independence. Watching each of them establish their independence and seeing them put it to good use gives me strength and confidence.”

Tim and Faith are also parents to Gracie Katherine, 12 next month.

Source: Redbook

— Anya

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KK on

LOVE her!! So poised and classy and always focusing on those girls

Megan on

Faith and Tim are an awesome couple : D However, this:

“I look back at old school pictures from grade school, and I had lines on my neck,” she laughs. “Audrey [Caroline], our 7-year-old, and Maggie [Elizabeth], our 10-year-old, have lines on their necks. They’re cute at 7 and 10, not quite so cute at 41!”

Just a bit vain and unnecessary to point out. Nobody notices that kind of thing unless you go “OMG, I hate my (whatever).” I feel it isn’t the best thing to mention, because then her kids might think “do other people notice that about me ?!”

NG on

I think the strength and confidence she attributes to giving birth has more to do with becoming a mother. Being a mom is a choice that requires unbelievable fortitude and self-assurance, no matter how or who brings your children into the world.

Sam on

Megan, I agree! there’s nothing wrong wtih mentioning it about herself, but I thought it was odd that she had to mention it about her daughters.

anna on

i love her and tim! ive never seen what their daughters look like though im sure there beautiful.

Nikki on

Oh she is so sweet, at a concert that Tim was doing ofcourse the girls were there as was Faith, she had on a baseball cap, bluejeans and a tshirt, no make-up at all, her smile lit the entire room, she is so beautiful both inside and out. Her girls are adorable as well, alittle spoiled but that is to be exspected afterall this was their Daddy’s show! Both of them are the nicest people you could ever meet, they make you feel as though you have known them all your life,my gosh I will never forget her kindness, and how sincere she was, a lovely person I have never met!

sherry on

the magazine said they have a daughter getting ready to go into her teenage years, well the last time i checked 13 is teenage years as my daughter will be a teenager on her birthday in a few months, gracie will be 12 next month…oh and i have seen pics of the girls and they are beautiful one looks just like faith.

Terri on

A year away isn’t that long…

I thought Faith’s story was cute. I’m sure she didn’t mean anything by it, other than what’s cute at one age becomes a source of embarrassment at another age. That’s all.