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

You Are What You Eat: Diets, Healthy Eating, and Food As Medicine

Is the saying “you are what you eat” true? Mama Greenest investigates the philosophy of food as medicine


Does Your Child Believe in Santa Claus?

One local mom vows to keep the spirit of Santa alive for her kid


Natural, Homeopathic Remedies: Healing a Broken Bone

Can raw cabbage heal a broken bone?


How to Make Healthy, Kid-Friendly Smoothies (That Your Children Actually Want to Drink)

Want to incorporate more vitamins into your tot’s treats? Try a homemade smoothie


How to Be a More Thankful and Gracious Parent This Thanksgiving (And Every Day After)

The holidays can be stressful! Try these three tips to help find some peace — and gratitude — this season


Understanding Your Child — And Yourself! — When Things Get Rough

Feeling a disconnect between you and your kids? Learning to step back may help identify the issues


How Do You Talk About Controversial Parenting Topics (Without Offending Anyone)?

Every parent thinks they know the best way to raise a child; how do you exchange ideas and discuss tricky topics without causing World War III?


Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives Film Screening November 2 at Fiber Flame Studio, Saugerties

Mama Greenest leads a panel of doulas and midwives during a screening of Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives


Lady Gaga Is Fat — Really? Some Thoughts on Self-Image

Mama Greenest chimes in on weighty issues and Lady Gaga

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Child Vaccines: Saying No (and Feeling Good About It)

Our blogger stands by her decision not to immunize her child


Brawny vs. Recycled Paper Towels: How to Tell If Your Eco-Friendly Napkins Are Worth It

Do you use recycled paper towels? Rags? Bleached napkins? Here’s how to tell which option is the greenest — the answer may surprise you


Back to School: Tips for Boosting Your Child’s Immunity and Preventing Illness

As her toddler begins preschool, our blogger shares holistic tips and tricks for boosting immunity and keeping her kid from getting sick


Establishing Healthy Eating Habits (and Setting a Good Example) for Your Kids

Mama Greenest tackles the challenge of being a good example (and setting healthy eating habits) for her toddler


Stress Relief: All-Natural Remedies for Destressing and Relieving Anxiety

Kids and work got you stressed? Here, we list our favorite natural remedies to help you chill out


Can Antiobiotics Make My Kid Fat? A Study Reveals Link Between Antiobiotics and Childhood Obesity

A recent study from Britain discovers a link between antibiotics in children and obesity


Tyrannical Threes: How to Get Your Toddler to Sleep in Her Own Bed (Part 2)

The sleeping saga continues! Does crying it out lead to severe psychological issues in children? Or is it a legitimate way to get your kid to sleep?

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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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