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

Toy Soldiers

As I puttered around the nursery today, I was reminded of an unfortunate legislative circumstance that soon may make the very “green” products I’m constantly championing, non-existent or illegal.

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Nesting (Part Deux)

Whether they’ll be sleeping in there or not, it’s important that baby’s room is clean, green, and if you’re like me, put together just so.

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Baby Bibliography

Here’s my recommended reading list for those in the family way and looking for a little guidance, or at least a good laugh

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Stretch It Out

While some pregnancy books promote that bun in the oven as a Get Out of Gym Free Card, a number of other “experts” would strongly encourage you otherwise — and for good reason.

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Birthdays and Sad Days

We owe it to ourselves as women to honor, protect, and respect our bodies and their ability to create new life — we do this by educating ourselves about our options, listening to our gut, and having faith in our power.

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Food For Thought

I feel that, if anything, pregnancy has made me terribly picky, and my diet increasingly monotonous.

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Another Kind of Baby Shower

The Blessingway is a nice way to round out the “shower” experience for mom, and presents an opportunity for her nearest and dearest to offer more than just material support.

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Stuff, Stuff, Stuff, Stuff, Stuff

I have some pretty strong convictions about the quality of things my child will be exposed to... ironically, most baby products are made with some of the more toxic materials out there: cotton, synthetic fabrics, and plastic.

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What Happens When You’re Making Other Plans...

Now, while it is my intention to give birth naturally, without the use of medical intervention, and hopefully in water, I don’t technically have a birth plan. I’ve never done this before, so how am I to know what I’ll want?

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Just a “Mommy” Moment

This week was a big week, mentally: My third trimester has begun, and all of a sudden it seems like no time at all before I won’t be pregnant anymore... and I’ll have a baby

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Nesting

There are countless things to consider when preparing a house for a baby, and not just in the nursery. Here are a few random thoughts on happy green baby homemaking.

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Meet Mama Greenest!

Meet Mama Greenest!

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Larger Than Life

Contrary to popular belief, macrobiotics is not simply a diet but a lifestyle, one that emphasizes living in harmony with the natural world.

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Clean is Green

Now is the time to start taking care of yourself, ’cause taking care of you is taking care of baby. And if you plan on raising Baby green, it’s good to start building your arsenal of eco-friendly practices now.

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Support (and I'm not just talking about a good bra)

A good support system is essential.

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Welcome to Mama Greenest

I had waited long enough. I went to the store and bought one last pregnancy test. Unable to wait for home I ran into the bathroom at Barnes & Noble and sat nervously in the handicap stall. One minute. Two minutes. Beep! And there it was, clear as day. PREGNANT. Deep breath. Here we go…

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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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