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

Space Savers

Limited space forces me to save resources (and lots of money). Here are a few of my favorite space-saving ideas


Go Hybrid

People Magazine just named two new cloth diapers they love — and, of course, Mama Greenest has the poop scoop

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Penelope Peapod

Mama Greenest meets her biggest rival yet: the Penelope Peapod doll


Home Sweet Home

Mama Greenest reflects on what makes home “home”


Road Trip!

Mama Greenest dishes some advice for a first-time road trip with a little one


Toddler-wearing 101

Try these comfy carriers for tots — and moms — on the move


The Age of the E-Baby

In a digital world, is it best to keep technology to a minimum around your kids? Or should we embrace it?


Different Strokes

Pregnancy: You’re doing it right (or wrong). Mama Greenest questions the “right” way to have a baby — and why society deems it so


Baby Bites

How you feed your child, and the example you set with food, is really important. There’s a lot of pressure to make sure Baby doesn’t only eat well, but that she develops a healthy relationship with food


Montessori Mothering

A different approach to parenting may help make Baby more independent — and put parents at ease


Teachable Moments

A lot of us get so caught up in the passing of big milestones, that we overlook some of the more subtle cognitive things


The New American Dad

I’m a “neither”: neither a full-time, stay-at-home mom nor a full-time working mom. When I’m busy, I feel like I’m failing at both


The Green Party

There are a lot of things to consider when planning a party, especially one that’s economical, earth-friendly, representative of our values, and fun! Here are just a few of the ways we’re making Coraline’s first birthday bash green and affordable


Modern Midwives Take a Stand

New legislation aims to support the homebirth movement — unless the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists gets its way. Midwives and moms, take a stand!


It’s All Good

Five reasons why you shouldn’t say “good job” to your kids


B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Beets)

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is an increasingly popular way to participate in the ‘Buy Local’ movement


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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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