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Here are the 2021 Mother of the Year® state honorees from across the United States. Join us in congratulating each and every one of these amazing mothers! Click on the photos and scroll through to learn more about them.

The state honorees will represent their respective home states at the American Mothers national convention this May. One honoree will be selected as the 2021 National Mother of the Year® at this convention. Since 1935, American Mothers, Inc. has held the responsibility of searching for and selecting the Mother of the Year® in every state, district and territory in the country. 

“Mothers are the unsung American heroes,” said Connell Branan, President of American Mothers, Inc. “Mothers work tirelessly and serve greatly, and it is an honor to recognize their impact on the lives of people around them. It is our hope that their stories will provide strength and inspiration to the nation.”

Ahead of the 86th National Convention of American Mothers this May, we interviewed all the 2021 state honorees from across the country and asked them what they love most about being a mom and what it means to be selected as Mother of the Year®. Here they are sharing their insights and inspirational stories.

Headshot of Wingate Sims Mother of the Year 2021
Headshot of Monica O'brien 44th Connecticut Mother Of The Year® 2021
Headshot of Melissa Hopkins 70th Delaware Mother Of The Year® 2021
Headshot of Pam Grove 71st Idaho Mother Of The Year® 2021
Headshot of Sharon Donlin, 72nd Iowa Mother Of The Year® 2021
Headshot of Lynn Gierie 60th Maine Mother Of The Year® 2021
Headshot of Renae Murphy 64th Minnesota Mother Of The Year® 2021
Headshot of Doris Failmeier 76th Nebraska Mother Of The Year® 2021
Headshot of Julie King 60th New Hampshire Mother Of The Year® 2021
Headshot of Tiffany Gravelle 45th New Mexico Mother Of The Year® 2021
Headshot of Tara Renee Jackson 57th North Carolina Mother Of The Year® 2021
Headshot of Dr. Mautra Staley Jones 75th Oklahoma Mother Of The Year® 2021
Headshot of Calli Kwon 33rd Rhode Island Mother Of The Year® 2021
Headshot of Deona Jo Sutterfield 69th Texas Mother Of The Year® 2021
Headshot of Ciara Simonson 61st Virginia Mother Of The Year® 2021
Headshot of Ashley Steinbach 67th Colorado Mother Of The Year®
Headshot of Gia Tutalo-Mote 49th Florida Mother Of The Year® 2021
Headshot of Pamela Moses 71st Illinois Mother Of The Year® 2021
Headshot of Shelia Brookins 69th Kentucky Mother Of The Year® 2021
Headshot of Maria Thorpe 61st Maryland Mother Of The Year® 2021
Headshot of Jean Thorgaard 55th Montana Mother Of The Year® 2021
Headshot Of Dona Yasser 59th New Jersey Of The Year® 2021
Headshot of Kimberly Davis 59th New York Of The Year® 2021
Headshot of Ashley Rae Klinger 72nd North Dakota Mother Of The Year® 2021
Headshot of Doris Janeway 64th Tennessee Mother Of The Year® 2021
Headshot of Mary Schreindorfer 62nd Vermont Mother Of The Year® 2021
Headshot of Gwen Haynes 44th Wisconsin Mother Of The Year® 2021

Do you have moms in your life you’d like to nominate for the Mother of the Year® honor? Nominate them today!