The 2019 Mommy Awards Are Here!

It is often said that motherhood is a thankless act.  I remember watching my own mother slay motherhood and as I got older it dawned on me that no one ever told her thank you.  She gave her entire world to my sisters and I, and she never got any recognition for her sacrifice and contribution.  Well the bucks stops here with that!

The Mommy Awards are an opportunity for African-American mothers to be recognize and honored for the selfless work they do with their children and communities.

This year, our Pittsburgh community nominate and vote to honor women in two categories.

  • Mamapreneur of the Year
  • Unsung Mama of the Year

The Mamapreneur of the Year Award will go to a mother who is takes risk as an entrepreneur and makes it her business to be the best mother she can be.  Nominate mothers from your tribe by clicking here.

The Unsung Mama of the Year Award will go to a mother who is chopping her way through motherhood in the most beautiful way, but seemingly gets little recognition for it.  Nominate the unsung moms from your tribe by clicking here.

Once we’ve got our moms nominated, the voting will begin on Monday, April 15th!  Make sure the shero moms in your life are on the list!

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Muffy Mendoza is a motivational speaker, author, tribe builder and overall awesome communicator. Most notably, Muffy is known for having cultivated a community of nearly 4,000 African-American moms hungry for social change when she noticed a lack of community among Black mothers in the Pittsburgh region. She created Brown Mamas, a sisterhood that connects moms with resources, advice and, best of all, each other. To further fill the void Muffy has created a line of educational products focused on helping Black moms be the best moms, too. Her first book, The Brown Mama Mindset: A Blueprint for Black Moms on Life, Love & Home, was featured at the 2018 Essence Festival and is currently sold in various cities across the U.S. Muffy champions the beauty of Black motherhood everywhere she goes, even on the TEDx stage. She received a standing ovation at the inaugural TEDx Strip District after giving a compelling depiction of modern day Black motherhood. From the TEDx stage she went on to create a stage for other Black moms. That same year she debuted the first annual Brown Mama Monologues showcase to an audience of over 200 moms. When she’s low-key, Muffy loves reading African history books, forcing her kids to watch most boring documentaries and snuggling with her best friend and husband Mr. Mack Mendoza. You can learn more about Muffy at or