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

Road Trip!

Mama Greenest dishes some advice for a first-time road trip with a little one

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Toddler-wearing 101

Try these comfy carriers for tots — and moms — on the move

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The Age of the E-Baby

In a digital world, is it best to keep technology to a minimum around your kids? Or should we embrace it?

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Different Strokes

Pregnancy: You’re doing it right (or wrong). Mama Greenest questions the “right” way to have a baby — and why society deems it so

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Baby Bites

How you feed your child, and the example you set with food, is really important. There’s a lot of pressure to make sure Baby doesn’t only eat well, but that she develops a healthy relationship with food

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Montessori Mothering

A different approach to parenting may help make Baby more independent — and put parents at ease

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Teachable Moments

A lot of us get so caught up in the passing of big milestones, that we overlook some of the more subtle cognitive things

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The New American Dad

I’m a “neither”: neither a full-time, stay-at-home mom nor a full-time working mom. When I’m busy, I feel like I’m failing at both

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The Green Party

There are a lot of things to consider when planning a party, especially one that’s economical, earth-friendly, representative of our values, and fun! Here are just a few of the ways we’re making Coraline’s first birthday bash green and affordable

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Modern Midwives Take a Stand

New legislation aims to support the homebirth movement — unless the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists gets its way. Midwives and moms, take a stand!

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It’s All Good

Five reasons why you shouldn’t say “good job” to your kids

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B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Beets)

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is an increasingly popular way to participate in the ‘Buy Local’ movement

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Baby-Proofing: The Green Way

On baby-proofing: I’m worried more about what unobvious dangers are present in our home. Here are a few places you may want to make some changes before you start nailing furniture to the walls

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Hot Child in the Country

It’s hard to know what the best thing to do is when it’s 90 degrees and sunny outside: You want to keep baby out of the sun, but exposure is unavoidable. So how do you keep them safe and comfortable?

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Babies: The Movie

The babies are coming! Mama Greenest reviews the movie and her experience at a BYOB (bring-your-own-baby) theater

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What’s in those Things Anyway?

Ever wonder what’s inside your little one’s diaper (aside from the obvious, of course...)? You might be surprised with what you find

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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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