American Mothers, Inc.®, the voice of 85 million mothers strong, is seeking nominations for 2019 Mother of the Year® for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands.
To qualify, a nominee should be the mother of one or more children, inspirational in her role as a mom, and exhibit an interest in her community. Those wishing to submit a nomination will need to convey what makes the woman they’re nominating so special via an online form at AmericanMothers.org.
“Every year we are amazed by the passion the nominees have for being a mother and improving the lives of those around them,” says Connell Branan, President of American Mothers. “It’s inspiring to see so many women who embody the selfless, caring spirit of motherhood and who are using that maternal energy to make the world a better place.”
As a part of the selection process to determine the 2019 Mother of the Year® each nominee will be asked to submit narrative responses to questions about their philosophy on motherhood and the activities they are involved in, along with two letters of recommendation.
2019 Mother of the Year® honorees will serve as representatives of American Mothers in their state and highlight the importance of mothers at home, at work and in the world. They will be announced in March and recognized in April at a national conference in Washington, D.C., where the National Mother of the Year® will be named. She will serve as a national ambassador on the important role mothers play in our world, while promoting important American Mothers initiatives like the National Fifth Grade Essay Contest, the Golden Rule Movement, and the Golden Rule Grant program. Karen Smoots of Michigan is the 2018 National Mother of the Year®.
Nominations for 2019 Mother of the Year® must be received by November 15, 2018 at AmericanMothers.org.