June 2009


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

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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Baby Bibliography

Here’s my recommended reading list for those in the family way and looking for a little guidance, or at least a good laugh

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Stretch It Out

While some pregnancy books promote that bun in the oven as a Get Out of Gym Free Card, a number of other “experts” would strongly encourage you otherwise — and for good reason.

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Birthdays and Sad Days

We owe it to ourselves as women to honor, protect, and respect our bodies and their ability to create new life — we do this by educating ourselves about our options, listening to our gut, and having faith in our power.

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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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