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California Mother of the Year®, Susan Tatsui-D’Arcy, and members of the California Association of American Mothers, Inc

National Convention Through the Eyes of a Mother of the Year®

May 30, 2024

California Mother of the Year®, Susan Tatsui-D’Arcy, and members of the California Association of American Mothers, Inc
California Mother of the Year®, Susan Tatsui-D’Arcy, and members of the California Association of American Mothers, Inc

From GakkoMom.com:

When I was escorted by a military officer into a grand ballroom as the California Mother of the Year®, I was proud to represent my progressive state. Networking and meeting the Mothers of the Year from states across the USA, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands was both humbling and inspiring. We all met in Washington DC at the 3-day conference at the historic Mayflower Hotel. I enjoyed learning about each mother’s journey through motherhood.

The common thread that wove us together was that we are all momma bears. In our unique ways, we protect, we guide, we overcome, and we cherish our children. Some of us have been raped, some live without modern conveniences, and some are single moms. Others are raising children with challenging disabilities and mental health issues. But we’re all moms who have changed our lives so we can be there for our children forever.

We discussed major issues that we face as mothers: child care, gun violence, education/student debt, mental health and more. I shared my platforms for setting up free child care in the home, and getting students to do projects to get into top colleges and win scholarships (without cheating!) while solving major issues we face as a nation — and as a civilization. Many mothers have set up non-profit organizations and started lucrative businesses to support mothers and children.

I look forward to developing these new friendships and sharing our journeys with the other 2019 Mothers of the Year over this exciting year!


Headshot of Susan Tatsui-D’Arcy 2019 california mother of the year at graduation ceremony

Susan Tatsui-D’Arcy is the 2019 California Mother of the Year. She has written eleven books on parenting, education & time management. Susan is the CEO and founder of Merit Academy and Merit Educational Consultants. For fun, Susan skis, ATVs, and manages her aquaponics garden and permaculture fruit orchard.