Tonya Moreland selected “KY Mother of the Year”

Wife of The Family Foundation policy analyst named “Kentucky Mother of the Year” and honored in Washington, D.C.

Tonya Moreland, wife of The Family Foundation policy analyst David Moreland, was recently honored as the 2018 Kentucky Mother of the Year. She received the acclamation from American Mothers, Inc., a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of mothers and children in the United States and around the world.

“I was honored to have a friend that thought highly enough of me to nominate me,” said Mrs. Moreland. “It is a blessing and privilege to have the opportunity to represent all Kentucky mothers at this year’s convention.” Moreland traveled to Washington D.C. in late April for the American Mothers’ national convention. While at the gathering, Moreland met with Kentucky’s senior senator, Mitch McConnell.

“Meeting with Sen. McConnell was the highlight of my time at the American Mothers’ ‘Mother of the Year Convention,’” Moreland said. “I was received by the Senator and his staff with wonderful southern hospitality. And, I was very pleased to hear of Sen. McConnell’s efforts to combat human trafficking and international parental child abduction, and look forward to hearing of further work to help such victims.”

“I appreciated the opportunity to personally congratulate Tonya for being honored as the Kentucky Mother of the Year,” said Majority Leader McConnell. “This recognition speaks to her love of family and community and her desire to teach others about service and self-respect.”

Moreland and her husband, David, have two daughters and live in Corbin, KY. In addition to homeschooling her children, Tonya is a published author of children’s books. She has designed her books to answer generational questions from a Biblical perspective and entitles the series the Seriously Sweet Series. The first two books of the series are When Am I Beautiful? and Who Will I Marry?

Tanya graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in special education and secured her Masters of elementary education from the University of the Cumberlands.

David Moreland, a graduate of the University of Kentucky, has served as a policy analyst for The Family Foundation since 2006. In addition to his policy work, he is pursuing his Masters of Divinity through Master’s Seminary, located in Sun Valley, CA. He holds a Masters in Pastoral Counseling from Asbury Seminary.

Tonya’s children’s books are described in detail and can be ordered at

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