One mom's plan to raise a kid — without raising greenhouse gases

You Can Go Your Own Way

Mama Greenest loses the war against The Pacifier. Valley moms: What do you think of the "bink?"

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Crafty Mamas — No Bedazzler Necessary

Sometimes the next best thing is actually the best thing — environmentally or economically speaking.

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Thanks Given

As my older brother once said: “All families are dysfunctional — some are dysfunctional ‘ha ha,’ some dysfunctional scary.” Mine is certainly of the former variety.

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Car Seats Are for Cars

This isn’t the first time I’ve found myself doing things I never thought I’d do. Here are a few of my “well, it works” moments so far. (I think whoever said “never say never” was a new mom.)

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What Goes Around Comes Around

I can’t help but wonder: If we placed a higher premium on family then we do industry, how would our society be different?

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Open Mouth, Insert Everything

What makes the cut when it comes to safe (and natural) ways to combat teething discomfort?

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Taking the Baby Green Show on the Road

Mama Greenest unleashes a few of her travel tips for the green mommy-on-the-go.

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Fluffy Bottoms

I realize that nine weeks of hands on experience doesn’t make me an expert, but here’s a straight-from-the-trenches (or should I say stenches) crash course in the various diapering options available to today's green mama.

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Getting By with a Little Help from My Things

Here’s my review of the tools I’ve found to be invaluable six weeks into my green parent adventures.

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A Love Like This (and other new realities)

These first three weeks of mommy-hood have been full of surprises

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She’s Here!

Hudson Valley, meet little Coraline!

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The Waiting Game

What’s the point of due dates, really? Only five percent of babies are born on their due date, and approximately 70 percent come “late,” especially first-borns. My due date, it came and went, and no baby yet.

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For Posterity

I do not like having my picture taken. There is a part of me that wonders if I’ll regret not having some evidence of my transformation over the past nine months, but that part hasn’t been convincing enough for me to bare the belly. It did, however, talk me into doing a belly cast — and I’m so glad it did.

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Close to You

I am ready to issue this baby an eviction notice.

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Toy Soldiers

As I puttered around the nursery today, I was reminded of an unfortunate legislative circumstance that soon may make the very “green” products I’m constantly championing, non-existent or illegal.

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Nesting (Part Deux)

Whether they’ll be sleeping in there or not, it’s important that baby’s room is clean, green, and if you’re like me, put together just so.

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One mom's plan to raise a kid — without raising greenhouse gases

About This Blog

Shannon Gallagher

Shannon Gallagher
Rhinebeck, NY


Dutchess County native Shannon Gallagher is a contributing editor for Hudson Valley Magazine. An erstwhile thrill-seeker, these days she courts disaster of a different variety wrangling a spirited toddler, honing her vegan baking skills, and chasing the ever-elusive work-family balance. She teaches Pilates and does fascial bodywork, and lives in Rhinebeck with Coraline, a cat named Otie, and Sushi the Fish (named, of course, by the toddler).

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