As the Publisher and Editor of Mothering magazine and Mothering.com, and the author of several books on family life, Peggy O'Mara has had a wide-reaching and profound influence on the lives of countless women and their families. Mothering's ground-breaking coverage of topics vital to mothers have allowed women for 35 years access to accurate information found nowhere else. On subjects from breastfeeding rights to the commercialization of children, Peggy O'Mara has tackled issues and published information others were often afraid or unwilling to examine. Her continued dedication to helping families empower themselves through education, discussion, and community have provided a backbone for expansion and exploration of a wide-range of crucial parenting issues. As Mothering takes on a new chapter in its existence as a web-only publication, Peggy continues to apply her deep inspiration and dedication to offering mothers a publication that respects the diverse, complex nature of family life and the importance of informed parenting. -------------------------------------Peggy O’Mara, Publisher and Editor, is the mother of four grown children. She has gained international celebrity as publisher, editor and owner of Mothering Magazine. She is also the author of two books: Having a Baby Naturally: The Mothering Magazine Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth and Natural Family Living: The Mothering Magazine Guide to Parenting. A dynamic speaker, she has lectured and conducted workshops in conjunction with organizations such as the Omega Institute, Esalen, La Leche International, and Bioneers. She has appeared on numerous television and radio programs and has been featured in national publications including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Mother Earth News, and Utne Reader.