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

Between David After Dentist and Baby Before Brushing: When Should You Take Your Baby to the Dentist?

When should you take your baby to the dentist? PLUS: Green Living Tip of the Week

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Water Babies: How to Protect Your Baby from Sunburn When You Can’t Use Sunscreen

Babies under six months old shouldn’t wear sunscreen — so how do you protect them in the glaring sun? PLUS: Green Living Tip of the Week

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Best Beauty Product Voted by InStyle Ain’t So Hot: Dirty Ingredients in Cetaphil Revealed

Cetaphil was voted by InStyle magazine as the best cleanser for all skin types. But after digging up the dirt on this beauty product, we find it’s not so clean after all

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Mean Girls: Kids Say the Darndest (and Meanest) Things

What scares you the most about your little ones growing up? How are you making it through the teenage years?

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Appeal to Chuck Schumer: Handmade Toy Alliance Fights the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act to Support Small Businesses

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act includes legislation that threatens small businesses. Find out how to update the act so Mom and Pop toy shops can continue making safe and affordable products for children

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The Vaccination Vexation

Mama Greenest reflects on the sensitive issue of whether to vaccinate her child

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Troll Dolls Get a Facelift

Why the world — let alone a kid — needs a “sexy” troll doll is beyond me

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Fighting Fevers

It’s tricky to know what to do when our little ones get fevers. If you’re not fond of Tylenol, try these homeopathic remedies (and share your own!)

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Food Waste

I decided to finally empty the fridge of all the uneaten leftovers — and felt nothing short of shame

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Little Helping Hands

These days it seems like all my daughter wants to do is help me do things, whether it’s washing the dishes, cooking dinner, or sorting laundry. Apparently, this is standard-issue toddler behavior

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Healing Alternatives

Why pins beat pills as a remedy PLUS: Green Living Tip of the Week

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The Temper Trap

Mama Greenest investigates toddler tantrums PLUS: Green Living Tip of the Week

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Pete Seeger-Inspired Tip of the Week

Ever hear “if it’s yellow let it mellow?” Not very practical with a toddler running around!

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Cinderella Ate My Daughter

It’s not just being the fairest of them all — it’s being the hottest of them all, the most Paris Hilton of them all, the most Kim Kardashian of them all

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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

No sleepovers, no school plays, and no TV: Does the Tiger Mother’s parenting style actually work?

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Stir Crazies

I’ve been so pleasantly surprised to discover the number of people and places offering fun parent-child activities across the Valley. Here are a few

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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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