The Life of a Single Mom, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is currently searching for the 2017 National Single Mom of the Year.  This annual award is open to single mothers throughout the continental United States who are at least 18 years of age. Could it be you or a single mom you know?

The award was created in 2014 to recognize the unique challenges single mothers face, while also illustrating how triumph can birth from tragedy and ashes can be replaced with beauty. The award focuses on the character of the nominee, courage exhibited through her life’s journey, and commitment to her children that the single mother has been exhibited despite hardships, while also highlighting her commitment to a relationship with Christ.

Past award recipients include Lorri Linkhart of Ohio and Dayna Buri from Washington.

Lorri Linkhart

Dayna Buri

The award recipient will receive an all-expense paid trip to the 2017 National TLSM Single Mom’s Conference being held on Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she will be honored.  Prize package includes $500 cash, a makeover, and various gifts and prizes, along with a photo shoot and honoree privileges at the national event. For an official list of rules and regulations or to nominate yourself or a special single mom, visit





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The Life of a Single Mom is a national organization headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana that focuses on seeing no single mom walk alone. The organization serves more than 50,000 single mothers annually from around the United States and more than 2,000 in Greater Baton Rouge through their support group network, outreach event, educational classes, online communities, and more. For more information, visit