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Press Release- Announcing 2018 Mother of the Year Recipients

APRIL 10, 2023

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American Mothers Announces 2018 Mother of the Year Honorees

Nation’s best moms honored for devotion to motherhood, leadership, and community service

Washington, D.C. (March 15, 2018) – – American Mothers, Inc.® announces the 2018 Mother of the Year honorees from across the United States, District of Columbia and Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. These special women were nominated and qualify for this honor by having one or more children and being inspirational in their role as a mom. 

These honorees will serve as ambassadors for mothers across the country and will be recognized at the American Mothers, Inc.®  National Convention in Washington, D.C. on April 22-24, 2018, where the 83rd National Mother of the Year® will be named. The National Mother of the Year® is a historic award that honors mothers for their leadership and service. 

For a full list of honorees please visit our website.

 “American mothers are true American heroes,” said Connell Branan, President of American Mothers, Inc. “For over eight decades our organization has honored mothers who work tirelessly and serve greatly. It is 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.” 

Rebecca Latham, the 2017 National Mother of the Year, is the secretary of tourism for New Mexico. She advocates for mothers to share their compassion and knowledge while volunteering with the faith-based Juntos initiative working with kids who are victims of violence and instability. Michelle Wall, the 2016 National Mother of the Year, works for Make A Wish Delaware. She is a member of her local school board, an award-winning fundraiser for the MS Society, and is an advocate for human trafficking awareness.

Anyone is invited to nominate their favorite “mom” annually from Mother’s Day to November 15 at


About American Mothers, Inc.

American Mothers, Inc. (AMI) is a nonprofit organization that recognizes the important role of motherhood through educational programs and community outreach. On an annual basis, American Mothers, Inc. selects the National Mother of the Year® and recognizes Mothers of Achievement from candidates across the United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. For more information about the organization, visit Follow AMI on Twitter and Instagram at @AmericanMothers or on Facebook at

Media Contact:

Jenifer Moss, Communications Director


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