Peggy O’Mara is the editor and publisher of peggyomara.com, which focuses on natural families, healthy living, and the over-arching issues of conscious living and social justice. She was the editor and publisher of Mothering Magazine from 1980 to 2011 and founded Mothering.com in 1995. Peggy is the author of Having a Baby Naturally (Atria Books, 2007), Natural Family Living (Atria Books, 2000), The Way Back Home (Mothering, 1993), and A Quiet Place (Mothering, 2005).
She has conducted workshops at Omega Institute, Esalen, La Leche League, and Bioneers, and is the recipient of the La Leche League International 2001 Alumnae Association award, the International Peace Prayer Day 2002 Woman of Peace award, the National Vaccine Information Center 2009 Courage in Journalism award, the Holistic Moms Network 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award, plus five Maggie Awards for public service journalism from the Western Publishing Association. Peggy is the mother of four and grandmother of three. She has lived at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Santa Fe, NM for more than 30 years.