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

Healing Alternatives

Why pins beat pills as a remedy PLUS: Green Living Tip of the Week

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The Temper Trap

Mama Greenest investigates toddler tantrums PLUS: Green Living Tip of the Week

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Pete Seeger-Inspired Tip of the Week

Ever hear “if it’s yellow let it mellow?” Not very practical with a toddler running around!

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Cinderella Ate My Daughter

It’s not just being the fairest of them all — it’s being the hottest of them all, the most Paris Hilton of them all, the most Kim Kardashian of them all

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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

No sleepovers, no school plays, and no TV: Does the Tiger Mother’s parenting style actually work?

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Stir Crazies

I’ve been so pleasantly surprised to discover the number of people and places offering fun parent-child activities across the Valley. Here are a few

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Gender Neutral

How much is our gender determined by nature versus nurture?

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Potty Learning

Here are some useful tidbits about potty learning, in case you’re gearing up for some baby-potty magic in your house

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New Year, New You

Mama Greenest’s best ways to beat the burnt-out blues

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

How to dress Coraline for our outdoor adventures has stumped me a bit. It’s tricky to dress a mobile little one warmly for the wintery cold while keeping her, well... mobile

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Deck the Halls

There is something magical about a Christmas tree. The way it smells; the twinkling lights; all of the ornaments, each holding its own memory of a particular time and place

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Where Has All the Local Food Gone?

The more I learn about eating seasonally (and organically), the harder it is to transition from fresh, local produce to that from the grocery store cooler

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Nightweaning ’n Dreaming

There have been big changes over here in the sleep department. One word says it all: Nightweaning

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No

Coraline has many favorite words, but none gets quite as much use these days as that wonderful two-letter, I’m-my-own-person-and-will-let-you-know-it word: NO

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The Feminist vs. Attachment Moms

Look out, attached parents! A feminist writer challenges the popular parenting style

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Green Baby Bargains

Buying green sure is expensive. Thankfully, two online retailers make it simple for green parents to keep baby healthy — and pocket their dough

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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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