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

Time Magazine’s Breastfeeding Cover: Good for Print Image, Bad for Attachment Parenting?

Is Time magazine’s latest cover — featuring a mother breastfeeding her three-year-old son — actually good for the attachment-parenting cause?

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Differing Personalities: Understanding Your Spirited, High-Needs Kid

Dealing with a mini introvert when you’re an extrovert (and vice-versa) is a challenge all parents face

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When to Get Pregnant and Have Children: Before or After Age 30?

When it comes to having kids, women have a tough decision to make. At what age should they know?

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How to Stop a Whining Kid (Without Whining About It)

Mama Greenest tackles the most annoying sound in the universe: the toddler whine

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A Word on Compassionate Living, Animal Cruelty (And Appreciating Plant-Based Diets)

Inspired by a trip to a local farm, Mama Greenest makes a heartfelt plea for living (and eating) “green”

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The War on Sweets: Saying No to Sugar (and Getting Kids to Eat Healthy)

Studies are cropping up all over the place about how horrible added sugars are for you — and your child

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Play Date Advice: The Do’s and Dont’s of Parenting When You’re on a Play Date

Mama Greenest shares her tips and tricks for keeping the peace between kids (and other parents) during a play date

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The Busy Lives of Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads: Do Full-Time Parents Have Any Free Time?

It’s easy to assume stay-at-home parents have loads of free time, but a new study proves that’s just not the case

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Who’s the Boss? Being the Parent in Control of a Bossy Kid Is Harder Than You Think

You may be the authority figure, but that means little when your kid is the boss!

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What to Do When Kids Use Bad Words

What do you do when you let a four-letter word slip — and your toddler happily repeats it?

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Pamela Druckerman’s Bringing up Bébé Book Examines Parenting from a Parisian’s Perspective

An American Mother in Paris thinks the French do it better in her new book, Bringing up Bébé

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Preschoolceived Notions: Choosing a Preschool for Your Child Means Getting Realistic

As Baby Green reaches another milestone — preschool — our resident mama scraps preconceived notions for peace of mind

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Spring Cleaning: Household Items that Double as (Eco-Friendly) Cleaning Products

Mama Greenest shares her tips for cleaning using common, environmentally friendly household items

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Winning at Weaning: We Did It!

Our local mama successfully weans her toddler — and realizes the bond between them is stronger than ever before

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Unmarried with Children: Is Staying Together For the Kids Overrated?

One Valley mom ponders the merits of the mantra “love the one you’re with”

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Formula 101: The Bad News About Feeding Your Baby Formula

Our guest blogger spills on the real facts about formula

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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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