Kindergarten Teacher Named 2016 Utah Mother of the Year

As a child, Renee Hawkes had conflicting dreams — inspired as a child by Maria von Trapp of “The Sound of Music,” Hawkes found the lifestyle of a nun as an idyllic way to live. However, Hawkes also yearned for a large family, aspiring to one day be the mother of 12 children.

“I soon realized that those two dreams were incompatible,” Hawkes joked. Read More