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.