Peggy O’Mara launched peggyomara.com today, an independent, investigative website for natural families and all those interested in healthy living and social justice. Watch the Video. Text of the video is below.
Hi. I’m Peggy O’Mara., the former editor and publisher of Mothering magazine and mothering.com
I bought Mothering in 1980 because I wanted to help parents like myself to make informed choices. And, I had to sell the Mothering business in 2011 because of the economic downturn.
Since then I’ve been thinking deeply about what I really want to do. When you own your own business you no longer have the opportunity to wonder, “What do I want to do when I grow up?” But, because things changed as they did I had the chance to reinvent myself.
It didn’t take me long to realize that I want to do exactly what I’ve always done. As a new mom, in the pre-internet days, I kept a file cabinet of helpful articles that I shared them with my friends. I was always looking for ideas or tips that would make our lives easier, or inspire us to see things in a more positive way. The same is true today.
So, today I’m launching my own website under my own name:
I will be continuing my tradition of curating important ideas, excellent writing, and moving photography. And, I also hope to extend my voice into the national conversation in a new way by expanding my coverage to include not only natural family, but also healthy living and social justice.
We can become overwhelmed, even immobilized, by the social problems that we face. So, I want to report on solutions, on success stories that help us to feel more hopeful and more powerful.
And, I also want to have some fun. So, we’ll have food articles, recipes, DIY projects, and reviews of great books, music, and films.
My new site will always be a work in progress so I’d love to hear your comments, feedback and ideas about how best the site can serve you.
What issues are burning for you?
What story are you telling your family about the world?
If you had everyone’s attention for five minutes, what would you want to say?
Please join me at peggyomara.com
And finally, I thank you deeply for your kind support over the years.