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

Letter From a Non-Vaccinating Mom in Need of a Doctor

A non-vaccinating mom looks for local pediatricians who will treat her child

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Monsanto Protection Act 2013: What You Need to Know About Genetically Modified Foods

Jiffy, Healthy Choice, Orville Redenbacher: are you stocking your cabinets with genetically modified food?

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Creative Childhood: How to Engage Your Kids So They Learn to Think Creatively

Mama Greenest interviews Sonya Shoptaugh, Creative Childhood blogger and Hudson Valley parenting expert

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Commercialized Culture: Keep It Away From My Kid

A parent tries to keep her kid away from commercialized culture. Is this a good idea?

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Mismatched Socks and Other Mysterious Toddler Behavior

One parent details just a few of the thoughts that seem to run through her toddler’s head

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Fellow Parenting Blog to Follow (and Some Tips on Winter Baby-Wearing)

Mama Greenest shares one of her favorite parenting blogs, which offers some helpful tips on winter baby-wearing

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Healthy Eating: Gluten-Free Diet Helps Eliminate Many Problems Due to Food Intolerance

One parent switches to a gluten-free diet after her kid develops a food intolerance — does it work?

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Difficult Conversations with Kids: How to Talk to Your Children About Death

When your toddler asks about dying, what do you say?

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Potty Training: How to Teach Your Child Not to Wet the Bed at Night

Just when you thought you had potty-training under control...

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The Truth About Juice: Simply Orange Juice a Product of Algorithm Processing

Coca Cola’s Simply Orange juice is the “Big Mac of orange juice”

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Simplicity Parenting: Reducing Parent and Child Stress

A guide to a simpler way of parenting intrigues our green mama

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Getting Schooled By Your Toddler in Board Games

Why do kids love Monopoly so much? Our blogger goes one-on-one with her toddler — and finds she’s no match for her pint-sized game player

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Children's Books Based on Television Versus the Classics

One parent regrets that her kid prefers books based on TV shows instead of the classics

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How Do You Organize (And Stay Organized)?

One parent asks local moms for help accomplishing her New Year’s resolution to get organized

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Green Living Challenge 2013: Practicing Green Living

Another year — another Green Living Challenge! How will you reduce, reuse, and recycle in 2013?

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Finding Happiness: Books and Online Resources

What is happiness? One local blogger questions what makes one happy

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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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