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

Teachable Moments

A lot of us get so caught up in the passing of big milestones, that we overlook some of the more subtle cognitive things


The New American Dad

I’m a “neither”: neither a full-time, stay-at-home mom nor a full-time working mom. When I’m busy, I feel like I’m failing at both


The Green Party

There are a lot of things to consider when planning a party, especially one that’s economical, earth-friendly, representative of our values, and fun! Here are just a few of the ways we’re making Coraline’s first birthday bash green and affordable


Modern Midwives Take a Stand

New legislation aims to support the homebirth movement — unless the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists gets its way. Midwives and moms, take a stand!


It’s All Good

Five reasons why you shouldn’t say “good job” to your kids


B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Beets)

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is an increasingly popular way to participate in the ‘Buy Local’ movement


Baby-Proofing: The Green Way

On baby-proofing: I’m worried more about what unobvious dangers are present in our home. Here are a few places you may want to make some changes before you start nailing furniture to the walls


Hot Child in the Country

It’s hard to know what the best thing to do is when it’s 90 degrees and sunny outside: You want to keep baby out of the sun, but exposure is unavoidable. So how do you keep them safe and comfortable?


Babies: The Movie

The babies are coming! Mama Greenest reviews the movie and her experience at a BYOB (bring-your-own-baby) theater


What’s in those Things Anyway?

Ever wonder what’s inside your little one’s diaper (aside from the obvious, of course...)? You might be surprised with what you find


Bad Day, Anyone?

Sometimes it seems like everything is going wrong today. Luckily, babies don’t realize it (or care)!

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The Dry Skin Blues

Mama Greenest reveals a homemade recipe for curing your baby’s dry skin


Dun Dun Dun... Diaper Rash!

Mama Greenest fights her biggest battle yet — the dreaded diaper rash!


Zen Mama Boot Camp

The most surefire way to keep your sanity is to take time for yourself... even if you haven’t exactly figured out how to make it happen in the ever-changing reality that is parenthood.


Trash Talk

Trash your trash: Try these simple ways to cut down your household garbage production (and you’ll save a few bucks in the long run)


No Impact Man

In 2007, a New Yorker talked his wife into living an entirely sustainable lifestyle — no electricity, no shopping, no coffee — for one year. Would you be able to do it?

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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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