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Now You Know: American Mothers taking nominations for Mom of the Year

IS YOUR MOM the best mom?

American Mothers Inc. is taking nominations for 2013 Mother of the Year, Young Mother of the Year and Mother of Achievement. The deadline for New Hampshire nominations is Saturday.

“Our goal is to recognize and thank moms for the many jobs they do on a daily basis and the significant contributions they are making in the community and our country,” Connell Branan, president of American Mothers, said in a statement. “We are searching for those ordinary mothers doing extraordinary things, and we invite anyone to nominate an inspirational mother in their life.”

To qualify for the National Mother of the Year award, at least one of the nominee’s children must be over the age of 18. To qualify for the Young Mother of the Year award, all of the nominee’s children must be under the age of 18. The Mother of Achievement award recognizes women “whose positive influence, talents and community service have made a significant impact in the lives of children and families,” according to the organization.

To nominate someone, visit americanmothers.org.

The winners of the awards will be announced and honored at a convention in April at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

Founded in 1933, American Mothers’s mission is to promote Mother’s Day and recognize deserving mothers across the country. American Mothers is also recognized as a nongovernmental organization at the United Nations working with the Commission on the Status of Women to eradicate violence against women.

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