Mothering (magazine)

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Year founded 1976
Final issue March–April 2011
Country United States
Based in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Language English
ISSN 0733-3013

Mothering is a magazine focused on natural mothering practices, which began publishing in 1976.[1] The headquarters is in Santa Fe, New Mexico.[2]


Mothering was founded in 1976, and in 1980, Peggy O'Mara became editor and publisher.[1] The November–December 2010 issue was the last printed issue of the Mothering magazine.[1] On February 15, 2011, Mothering magazine announced that publication of the magazine would end completely after the March–April 2011 issue, and that Mothering would subsequently become a Web-only company.[1]


The magazine covers alternative childbirth options, and advocates breastfeeding, alternative education, homeschooling, co-sleeping and open discussion about the risks and benefits of vaccination.[3]

In 2006, Mothering sponsored a contest that solicited artwork to create an international symbol for breastfeeding. The winning design, chosen from more than 500 entries, was announced in November 2006.[4][5]


Mothering has published books through a division of Simon & Schuster:

  • Mothering Magazine's Having a Baby, Naturally: The Mothering Magazine Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth, Peggy O'Mara. Atria publishing (2003) ISBN 978-0-7434-3963-3
  • Natural Family Living: The Mothering Magazine Guide to Parenting, Peggy O'Mara. Atria publishing (2000) ISBN 978-0-671-02744-5

Web presence[edit]

The magazine's web forum, MotheringDotCommunity or "MDC", has 160,000 registered members as of February 2011.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e O'Mara, Peggy (February 15, 2011). "How We Became a Web Company". Retrieved February 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Parenting Magazines". Book Market. Retrieved February 1, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Mothering Vaccination Forum Guidelines". Mothering Magazine. 2012. Retrieved June 18, 2012. 
  4. ^ Mothering's Breastfeeding Symbol Contest Has a Winner.
  5. ^ Mothering Magazine announces winner of International Breastfeeding Icon Design Contest. November 13, 2006.

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