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

Not to Fear, New Yorkers: Rhinebeck, NY, and Beyond Has Great Schools and Grade-A Education

A NYC reader moves to a chic Dutchess County town — but isn’t sure if the schools for her little one is up to par


Halloween Ideas for Little Kids: Trick-or-Treating Without the Candy

Is Baby too young to trick-or-treat, but still wants to play on Halloween? Here are some ideas


Sleeping When the Baby Sleeps: Mission Impossible (Or Is It?)

A sleep-deprived Mama Greenest tests the Nap Experiment — with some refreshing results


Do Our Kids Watch Too Much TV?

A “green” mom is shocked that her kid can’t get enough of the television. Parenting fail, or inevitable?


Potty Regression: When Potty Training Goes Wrong

Potty regressions are very normal — and frustrating. One parent’s toddler explains it best: “It happens”


Preparing for Another Baby: How Soon to Wait Before Having a Second Child?

How soon to have another kid? A mom of one explores the idea as her friends are already preparing for Baby #2

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Republican Presidential Candidates Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry Bash Environmentalists, Reject Global Warming; Blogger Worries About Future

While presidential hopefuls Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry question environmentalism, one blogger worries about the fate of humanity


Top 5 Reasons Not to Have a C-Section: Why New York Ranks #1 in Unnecessary Cesarean Sections

New York State has the highest rate of unnecessary c-sections in the nation


Mindful Parenting: How to be a Better, More Calm, Collected, and Stress-Free Parent

With the help of Buddhist philosophy (and a few local parents), one Valley mom finds what it means to be mindful

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The Terrible Twos: How to Relax (and Get Your Kid to Do the Same) When the Tantrums Arise

How to calm (or at least, deal with) your child’s Terrible Twos


Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Talks Alternative Energy, Solar Power

How could the United States — and the Hudson Valley — benefit from alternate forms of energy, like solar power?


Mario Batali Supports Meatless Mondays; Local Vegetarians Go Wild

Molto Mario Batali has joined the Meatless Mondays cause. Learn more about the movement — and find great recipes


How to Keep Your Cool in a Heat Wave

Our top eight ways to stay cool in a heat wave


Zen Mother: Local Bloggers Help Each Other Find Peace in Parenting; Plus, Tips on How Improve Your Car’s Gas Mileage

A fellow columnist inspires us to find Zen PLUS: Green Living Tip of the Week: Maximizing your car’s gas mileage


How to Get Your Toddler to Stop Nursing: Weaning Baby from Breastfeeding

Should our blogger continue nursing (her toddler’s two), or is weaning on the way?


Why Purell Ain’t So Pure: Hand Sanitizers 101 (What’s Healthy and What’s Not)

A breakdown on the perfect (and eco-conscious) sanitizers for your baby’s little paws


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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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