About Margaret

Margaret Meder grew up in Madison, Wisconsin. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, earning a bachelor of music degree in 1990. She spent the next sixteen years teaching general and vocal music in the public schools and private lessons. During this time she worked with young children, teenagers, and individuals with special needs. Expanding on these experiences as an educator and musician, Margaret served three years as development director for a nonprofit fine arts organization.
Discovering a void in practical resources on how to survive as a parent of a medically fragile child, Margaret combined her education skills, her love of writing, and her own experiences to create her book, Uncommon Beauty - Crisis Parenting From Day One.

Her mission is to create accessible resources that provide information, understanding, and inspiration for all parents who find themselves in similar situations. While raising her two children, Margaret pursues the joy in her life: writing, gardening, singing, playing the piano, and—most of all—spending time with her family and friends.


Julia said...

Hi, Marg -

Love your blog! As the "Nana" and frequent caregiver of my 6 year old grandson, I take care of myself by telling Tommy that I'm setting a timer for 20 minutes, and I spend that time playing the piano. Creativity is a wonderful way to reaffirm who I am as a person. I come back to Tommy refreshed, and ready to be the structured, reassuring adult in his life.

By the way, I was not able to access the "free giveaway" you advertised. It wouldn't let me post a comment, so I'm posting one here.

Keep up your amazing and mindful way you have of parenting and educating all of us out here.

Julia Potter

Maya Howarth said...

I would have to say that parenting is really difficult most especially when you started young. I became a mother myself when I was 23 and I never regret ever bit of that moment when I learned I was going tio be a mother. I approached a new parents support group in nyc with my husband and it was really helpful for the both of us.

Cameron VSJ said...

Hi Margaret,

I have a quick question for you regarding your site, but I couldn't find your contact information. Do you think you could send me an email whenever you get a chance?