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

Goodbye from Mama Greenest (for Now)

Mama Greenest takes a break from blogging — but writes one last post to Baby Greenest

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Blueberry Buckle Dessert (Recipe)

Got blueberries? Try this old-fashioned cake-like dessert — it’s gluten-free and vegan, too!

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The No-Yelling Challenge: How to Not Yell at Your Kids

Your kids may drive you nuts, but yelling usually doesn’t resolve it

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The Truth About Coconut Water: Nature's Sports Drink Is Not So Natural

Think coconut water is the healthiest way to stay hydrated this summer? Think again

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Mama Greenest's Summertime Local Challenge 2013

Our blogger sets some new challenges for this year

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Environmentally Challenged: When Doing Good for the Planet Isn't Appreciated

Mama Greenest hits a snag when using reusable bags at the self-help checkout lane in the grocery store

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Parenting Tip: Keeping Your Cool When Your Kids "Hate" You

Kids say the meanest things. Remaining calm and graceful while your child says they hate you is one of a parent’s many challenges

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Yoga Classes for Families and Kids

“Kiddie” yoga classes challenge children and their families — and for some, test their patience. But the resulting clarity is worth it

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Local Lakes, Beaches, and Swimming Holes: Where to Swim on a Hot Summer Day in the Hudson Valley

Tired of hanging out in front of the AC on hot summer days? Here’s a list of our favorite lakes, beaches, and swimming holes

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Which Is Better: Siblings or To Be An Only Child?

Mama Greenest wonders whether her choice to raise one kid is a good one

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Gluten-Free Banana Pancakes (Recipe)

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

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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

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Fun Summertime Activity with Kids: Planting a Garden

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

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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

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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?

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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

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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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