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Mother of the Year is the first and thus far only book of the Mother of the Year series.


Being a single mom isn't easy, but when your daughter gets the chance to attend an elite private school, you move to a new town and make it work...


Chapter 1: New Beginnings

When your daughter gets a scholarship to attend an elite private school, it looks like the perfect chance to start a new life...

Chapter 2: Get to Work

Your new life in Goldcliffe is picking up speed. Can you stay on top of it all?

Chapter 3: Tough Cookie

A troubling phone call leads to a showdown at school the day before the annual bake sale.

Chapter 4: Out of the Blue

Just when you'd thought your problems were over, things take an unexpected turn!

Chapter 5: Ancient History

Your new life is finally starting to come together... but it looks like your old life isn't finished with you yet.

Chapter 6: Elephant in the Room

Tensions simmer on a school field trip.

Chapter 7: Trouble Brewing

Thomas faces a crisis point, and you take on a new opportunity that brings you closer to Levi.

Chapter 8: Behind the Mask

Can you survive a party at Vanessa’s house with Guy and Faye?

Chapter 9: Empty Nest

Your battle with Guy begins.

Chapter 10: Failure to Launch

When your daughter finds herself in a bind, you're committed to going the extra mile to help her!

Chapter 11: Trial and Error

A court-mandated psych evaluation... what's to worry about?

Chapter 12: When It Rains...

After a harrowing trip to the hospital, all you want is for things to get back to normal... as normal as they can be these days.

Chapter 13: Candles in the Wind

With Eiko under pressure and your own financial woes, things are looking dire... Can you turn it around in time for your daughter's birthday?

Chapter 14: Face the Music

It's the night of your final custody hearing. Think you're ready?

Chapter 15: Trial by Fire

The moment of truth has arrived. Will you be able to prove that you're the best guardian for your daughter?

Chapter 16: The Aftermath

With your custody case concluded, how much will your life change? And could some changes be for the better?

Chapter 17: Liftoff

The science fair has finally arrived! Will your daughter take home the gold?

Gameplay Feature

New Beginnings Board

Collect souvenirs to commemorate special memories and events. Having enough souvenirs will also unlock a special scene at the end of the book!


Sneak Peeks

Pre-Book Sneak Peeks & Information



Promotional Videos


  • On July 5, 2019, PB teased in one of their blogposts that one of the upcoming books they have in store for Choices players is one where the players will tackle the challenges of motherhood.[1]
    • On the same day, it was also teased that this book would be coming out in August 2019.[2]
  • On July 22, 2019, PB revealed the name of the previously untitled motherhood book and confirmed it will be coming out sometime in August 2019.[3]
    • On August 2, PB confirmed again via a Q & A on Instagram that the book will release in August 2019.
    • Similar to Deanest, a reddit user on the Reddit Choices group, Fearless Diva, an admin on this wikia, pointed out that the potential book covers for this book were already available to view. However, in order to see these, go to the Choices official Instagram. Hit the three dots in the top right corner, then hit "More About This Account", then select "Active Ads" on the menu that pops up. If you scroll, you'll see the ads themselves. [4]
      • On July 23, 2019, a third potential cover was seen on Instagram by JessieJJD13, another admin on this wikia.
  • On August 2, 2019, Pixelberry gave more information on this book in their e-mail newsletter. They confirmed Kathleen as one of the writers and teased 'a hot dad, a biker lady with a PhD, lots of drama, and an adorable daughter'.[5]
  • On August 12, 2019, PB released the first teaser for the book and confirmed that it will be launching in late August 2019.[6]
  • On August 15, 2019, PB released the second teaser of this book, along with the announcement of the official release date being Friday, August 30th.[7]
  • On August 19, 2019, PB released a sneak peek.[8]
  • On August 20, 2019, PB released a sneak peek featuring Eiko on Twitter and Tumblr.[9]
    • On the same day, they released a sneak peek featuring Thomas on Instagram and Facebook.[10]
  • On August 23, 2019, PB released the summary for Chapter 1.[11]
    • On the same day, PB made a poll and asked players who they wanted to learn more about: the daughter, Eiko, or Thomas. The daughter won with 58% of the votes.[12]
    • On August 26, 2019, following the poll, PB shared the fun fact about the daughter, stating that she is 'wicked smart, and an aspiring astronaut'. They also mentioned her favorite planet being Saturn.[13]
  • On August 27, 2019, they released a picture featuring two neighbors, one of them being a woman in a wheelchair.[14]
  • On August 28, 2019, they released a sneak peek featuring the daughter.[15]
  • On August 29, 2019, PB released several trivia about Thomas, Eiko, and the daughter:
    • Thomas loves hiking.[16]
    • The daughter is 9 years old, her favorite color is purple.[17]
    • Eiko has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering.[18]
  • On September 5, 2019, PB released a sneak peek for Chapter 3.[19]
  • On September 13, 2019, PB retweeted a post by Cat, one of the writers, in which Cat confirmed having co-written a scene with Thomas in Chapter 4.[20]
  • On September 19, 2019, PB released a sneak peek for Chapter 5.[21]
  • On October 3, 2019, PB released a sneak peek for Chapter 7.[22]
  • On October 10, 2019, PB released a sneak peek for Chapter 8.[23]
  • On October 17, 2019, PB released a sneak peek for Chapter 9.[24]
  • On October 31, 2019, PB released a sneak peek for Chapter 11.[25]
  • On November 13, 2019, PB released a sneak peek for Chapter 13.[26]
  • On November 27, 2019, PB released a sneak peek for Chapter 15.[27]
  • When asked about a potential second book of this story, they replied that they aren't actively working on a sequel but may revisit it in the future, a wording similar to their statements concerning a potential third book for the It Lives Anthology.[28]
  • On December 12, 2019, PB released a sneak peek for Chapter 17.[29]
    • They also confirmed this chapter will be the last. They repeated they are not currently working on a sequel, but they might revisit it in the future (see point above).[30]


  • This is the fourth book to reuse the female face models of Open Heart's Main Character, the previous ones being Sunkissed, Platinum, and Bachelorette Party.
  • This is the first book that indicates which options are flirty and which are not, so that the players are able to better plan who they get romance points with.
  • If you buy the daughter the premium school uniform in Chapter 1, she will make a reference to Sailor Moon. Further references in this chapter include Mean Girls and The Stepford Wives.
  • In Chapter 2, Alma makes two references to Harry Potter and one to Game of Thrones.
  • In Chapter 4, your character will mention Tony Stark, the civilian identity of Iron Man.
    • Your Character can compare Thomas and herself to Laurel and Hardy, at which Thomas mentions Rainbow Dash and Applejack, two characters from the popular childrens show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Your character mentions Finn and Jake from Adventure Time, another popular show aimed at children.
    • Further references and mentions in this chapter depending on choices include Queen, Nina Simone, Destiny's Child, The Fox and the Hound, Into the Spider-Verse, Barbie, and Spidergirl.
  • Mentions and references in Chapter 7 depending on choices include *NSYNC and Black Sabbath. If you beat Thomas in the race during a premium scene, the achievement is called "Run, Tara, Run" which is likely a nod to the movie Forrest Gump which includes the famous quote "Run, Forrest, run".
  • In Chapter 8, Your Character mentions Captain Marvel and the daughter says she can dress like a witch and gives Hermione from Harry Potter as an example.
  • A premium scene of Chapter 9 contains a reference to the Perfect Match series: Your Character can state that she finds the art indescribable - which results in Faye asking "Ha, what are you, a robot?"
    • Other references in this chapter include Call of Duty and Keanu Reeves in John Wick.
  • Levi sings the title song from Spongebob Squarepants and you have the option to join in when he sings "How to Start Again" by Avery Wilshere in a premium scene of Chapter 11.
  • Mentions and references in Chapter 12 depending on choices include Batman and Star Trek.
  • In Chapter 13 contains another mention of Law & Order, this time by Hugo.
  • Chapter 15 shares the same title as Witness: A Bodyguard Romance, Chapter 13, "Trial by Fire". 
  • In Chapter 15, Alma references One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest when she states that even though her mother is the best mother ever, she looks like Nurse Ratched compared to Your Character.
  • Chapter 16 shares the same title as The Crown & The Flame, Book 2, Chapter 16, "The Aftermath". 
  • In Chapter 16, Alma references The (Wonderful) Wizard of Oz when talking about "the wicked witch and her favorite flying monkey".
  • In Chapter 17, August mentions that his rocket is named Iron Man.
    • At the end of the same chapter, Keanu Reeves makes an offscreen appearance in a premium scene, if you spend time with your love interest and your daughter at the planetarium. Keanu narrates the overhead light show.
    • In the bonus scene in the same chapter, if you choose to talk about videogames, the daughter will mention that she got Breath of the Wild on her Switch. Luz will comment how she loves the horses, especially the skeleton horse.

Click here for the walkthrough of this book: Mother of the Year Choices.


The Freshman The Freshman, Book 1 · The Freshman, Book 2 · The Freshman, Book 3 · The Freshman, Book 4 · The Freshman: Love Bites · The Freshman: Game of Love · The Freshman: Snowed In · Chris: Luxury Getaway · James: Masquerade Ball · Kaitlyn: The Perfect Date
The Crown & The Flame The Crown & The Flame, Book 1 · The Crown & The Flame, Book 2 · The Crown & The Flame, Book 3
Most Wanted Most Wanted, Book 1 · Most Wanted, Book 2
Rules of Engagement Rules of Engagement, Book 1 · Rules of Engagement, Book 2 · Rules of Engagement, Book 3 · Rules of Engagement: Newlyweds
Endless Summer Endless Summer, Book 1 · Endless Summer, Book 2 · Endless Summer, Book 3
#LoveHacks #LoveHacks, Book 1 · #LoveHacks, Book 2
The Haunting of Braidwood Manor The Haunting of Braidwood Manor
The Royal Romance The Royal Romance, Book 1 · The Royal Romance, Book 2 · The Royal Romance, Book 3 · The Royal Holiday
The Sophomore The Sophomore, Book 1 · The Sophomore, Book 2 · The Sophomore: Hartfeld Horror Story
Hero Hero, Vol. 1 · Hero, Vol. 2
High School Story High School Story, Book 1 · High School Story, Book 2 · High School Story, Book 3 · High School Story: Class Act, Book 1 · High School Story: Class Act, Book 2 · High School Story: Class Act, Book 3
It Lives It Lives In The Woods . It Lives Beneath
Home for the Holidays Home for the Holidays
Red Carpet Diaries Red Carpet Diaries, Book 1 · Red Carpet Diaries, Book 2 . Red Carpet Diaries, Book 3
Perfect Match Perfect Match, Book 1 · Perfect Match, Book 2
Bloodbound Bloodbound, Book 1 · Bloodbound, Book 2 · Bloodbound, Book 3 · Bloodbound: Dark Solstice
The Junior The Junior, Book 1
Veil of Secrets Veil of Secrets
America's Most Eligible America's Most Eligible: Season 10 · America's Most Eligible: All Stars · America's Most Eligible: Wedding Edition
Desire & Decorum Desire & Decorum, Book 1 · Desire & Decorum, Book 2 · Desire & Decorum, Book 3 · Desire & Decorum: First Winter
Across the Void Across the Void
The Senior The Senior
Big Sky Country Big Sky Country, Book 1 · Big Sky Country, Book 2
The Elementalists The Elementalists, Book 1 · The Elementalists, Book 2 · The Elementalists: Winters Past
A Courtesan of Rome A Courtesan of Rome
The Heist: Monaco The Heist: Monaco
Ride or Die: A Bad Boy Romance Ride or Die: A Bad Boy Romance, Book 1 · Ride or Die: A Bad Boy Romance, Book 2
Open Heart Open Heart, Book 1 · Open Heart: Second Year · Open Heart: Third Year
Passport to Romance Passport to Romance
Wishful Thinking Wishful Thinking
Nightbound Nightbound
Platinum Platinum
Sunkissed Sunkissed
The Royal Heir The Royal Heir, Book 1 · The Royal Heir, Book 2 · The Royal Heir, Book 3 · The Royal Finale
Bachelorette Party Bachelorette Party
Mother of the Year Mother of the Year
Save the Date Save the Date
The Royal Masquerade The Royal Masquerade
Baby Bump Baby Bump, Book 1 · Baby Bump, Book 2
Blades of Light and Shadow Blades of Light and Shadow, Book 1 · Blades of Light and Shadow, Book 2
Witness: A Bodyguard Romance Witness: A Bodyguard Romance
Distant Shores Distant Shores
The Nanny Affair The Nanny Affair, Book 1 · The Nanny Affair, Book 2
Queen B Queen B, Book 1 · Queen B, Book 2
My Two First Loves My Two First Loves
Rising Tides Rising Tides
Hot Couture Hot Couture
Foreign Affairs Foreign Affairs
With Every Heartbeat With Every Heartbeat
Laws of Attraction Laws of Attraction, Book 1 · Laws of Attraction, Book 2
A Very Scandalous Proposal A Very Scandalous Proposal
The Unexpected Heiress The Unexpected Heiress
Wolf Bride Wolf Bride
Shipwrecked Shipwrecked