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

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?

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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

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How to Keep Your Cool in a Heat Wave

Our top eight ways to stay cool in a heat wave

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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

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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?

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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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All Pooped Out: Potty-Training 101 For Moms on the Go (Hint: Call Grandma)

Dispatches from Potty Training Land

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Father’s Day Stories: Tales of Great Dads in the Hudson Valley

How one dad’s quick thinking saved a mom — and finicky toddler — from frustration

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Crawling Crooked: Why It’s Best to Let Your Baby Crawl Naturally (And Not with a Walker)

Not all babies can master the Huggie’s baby speed crawl, but here’s why letting them go at their own pace is better

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Ick, Tick! How to Remove Ticks and Treat Tick Bites

If a tick bites baby, don’t be alarmed: Mama Greenest shares some info about Lyme Disease (and removing that bug!)

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Between David After Dentist and Baby Before Brushing: When Should You Take Your Baby to the Dentist?

When should you take your baby to the dentist? PLUS: Green Living Tip of the Week

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Water Babies: How to Protect Your Baby from Sunburn When You Can’t Use Sunscreen

Babies under six months old shouldn’t wear sunscreen — so how do you protect them in the glaring sun? PLUS: Green Living Tip of the Week

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Best Beauty Product Voted by InStyle Ain’t So Hot: Dirty Ingredients in Cetaphil Revealed

Cetaphil was voted by InStyle magazine as the best cleanser for all skin types. But after digging up the dirt on this beauty product, we find it’s not so clean after all

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Mean Girls: Kids Say the Darndest (and Meanest) Things

What scares you the most about your little ones growing up? How are you making it through the teenage years?

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Appeal to Chuck Schumer: Handmade Toy Alliance Fights the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act to Support Small Businesses

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act includes legislation that threatens small businesses. Find out how to update the act so Mom and Pop toy shops can continue making safe and affordable products for children

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The Vaccination Vexation

Mama Greenest reflects on the sensitive issue of whether to vaccinate her child

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

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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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