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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


The Temper Trap

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


Pete Seeger-Inspired Tip of the Week

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


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


Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

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


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?


Potty Learning

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


New Year, New You

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


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


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



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


The Feminist vs. Attachment Moms

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


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

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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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