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

Gluten-Free Banana Pancakes (Recipe)

Mama Greenest shares her newest favorite recipe: gluten-free banana pancakes


Letter I Wish My Three-Year-Old Would Give Me For Mother's Day

A Mother’s Day wish — an apology letter “penned” by a toddler — resonates with one Valley mom


Fun Summertime Activity with Kids: Planting a Garden

Planting a garden is a perfect summertime tradition to begin with the young ones


Parenting and Patience: You're Not Perfect

When your toddler is driving you crazy — and you lose your cool — just remember: you’re only human. Do your best


Bright Young Things, Or Oversexed Young Things?

Victoria’s Secret’s new (and controversial) Bright Young Things line begs a bigger question: how young is too young for our kids to be exposed to sex?


Raising a Child with the Help of Neighborhood Kids (and Parents)

They say it takes a village to raise a child — and to raise a parent, too


Letter From a Non-Vaccinating Mom in Need of a Doctor

A non-vaccinating mom looks for local pediatricians who will treat her child


Monsanto Protection Act 2013: What You Need to Know About Genetically Modified Foods

Jiffy, Healthy Choice, Orville Redenbacher: are you stocking your cabinets with genetically modified food?


Creative Childhood: How to Engage Your Kids So They Learn to Think Creatively

Mama Greenest interviews Sonya Shoptaugh, Creative Childhood blogger and Hudson Valley parenting expert


Commercialized Culture: Keep It Away From My Kid

A parent tries to keep her kid away from commercialized culture. Is this a good idea?


Mismatched Socks and Other Mysterious Toddler Behavior

One parent details just a few of the thoughts that seem to run through her toddler’s head


Fellow Parenting Blog to Follow (and Some Tips on Winter Baby-Wearing)

Mama Greenest shares one of her favorite parenting blogs, which offers some helpful tips on winter baby-wearing


Healthy Eating: Gluten-Free Diet Helps Eliminate Many Problems Due to Food Intolerance

One parent switches to a gluten-free diet after her kid develops a food intolerance — does it work?


Difficult Conversations with Kids: How to Talk to Your Children About Death

When your toddler asks about dying, what do you say?


Potty Training: How to Teach Your Child Not to Wet the Bed at Night

Just when you thought you had potty-training under control...


The Truth About Juice: Simply Orange Juice a Product of Algorithm Processing

Coca Cola’s Simply Orange juice is the “Big Mac of orange juice”


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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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