OMAHA, Neb. -- Mother of the Year isn't just something that is printed on a mug for Mother's Day. It's an award that mothers can be nominated for across the state and nation. 

A woman from Omaha, received just that. Angie Blad was selected as the 2023 Nebraska Mother of the Year.

American Mothers, Inc. (AMI) said Blad is the 78th woman in Nebraska history to hold this honor. 

Blad, as well as other honorees from states across the U.S., will be recognized during the 88th National Convention of AMI this April in Omaha. 

During the convention, one honoree will be named the National Mother of the Year. 

AMI said that Blad is passionate about education that builds faith, family, and community. She is currently a consultant for the educational outreach efforts of "Who I Really Am" and American Heritage Worldwide, and lead of a local LiftEd learning community. 

AMI said they have been had the honor of searching and selecting the Mother of the Year in every state, district and territory in the country since 1935. 

"The hard work and inspiration of mothers are being recognized now more than ever," said Joyce Stevens, president of AMI. "It's an honor to be part of an organization that's connecting moms across the nation to celebrate motherhood and uplift their stories of resiliency and strength."