For many of us coming of age in the 1970s and 1980s and then becoming parents ourselves, there were considerably fewer resources for information and inspiration. One I depended upon came to my mailbox every month: Mothering magazine. The editorials alone, written by publisher & editor (from 1980-2010), Peggy O'Mara, lifted my spirits & informed my own mothering path. And for me, over that same period of time, I began my own evolution as a doctor & teacher. I have long maintained that being a doctor has a huge impact on my parenting and conversely, being a mother influences my skills and efficacy as a doctor. And of course, both inform my writing and teaching. The magazine is no longer published but Peggy O'Mara has her own website, which you, too may well enjoy: http://www.peggyomara.com which focuses on Family, Health & Justice. O'Mara continues to curate meaningful editorial content, useful information and beautiful photography. Check it out!
- Amy Rothenberg, ND