Gwen Beauchamp and familyHer Favorite year: In April, Gwen Beauchamp (center right), an information support specialist in the Cox School of Business, won $5,000 for her Toffee-Banana Brownies recipe in the Pillsbury Bake-Off’s “America’s Favorite Recipe” competition. Now, as nominated by her children, she’s been chosen as one of three semi-finalists in the “Chairman of Everything Mom” category of “America’s Favorite Mom,” presented by Teleflora. The semi-finalists were selected from over 20,000 nominations by a panel of parenting experts, and one each from five categories will be chosen by online voting to appear in a Mother’s Day special hosted by Donny and Marie Osmond.

Watch Gwen on “The Today Show” during the 9 a.m. hour on Friday, May 9 – then vote for her at the America’s Favorite Mom website. Meanwhile, watch Gwen’s nomination video at the NBC Television website. video