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

Letter From a Non-Vaccinating Mom in Need of a Doctor

A non-vaccinating mom looks for local pediatricians who will treat her child


Monsanto Protection Act 2013: What You Need to Know About Genetically Modified Foods

Jiffy, Healthy Choice, Orville Redenbacher: are you stocking your cabinets with genetically modified food?


Creative Childhood: How to Engage Your Kids So They Learn to Think Creatively

Mama Greenest interviews Sonya Shoptaugh, Creative Childhood blogger and Hudson Valley parenting expert


Commercialized Culture: Keep It Away From My Kid

A parent tries to keep her kid away from commercialized culture. Is this a good idea?


Mismatched Socks and Other Mysterious Toddler Behavior

One parent details just a few of the thoughts that seem to run through her toddler’s head


Fellow Parenting Blog to Follow (and Some Tips on Winter Baby-Wearing)

Mama Greenest shares one of her favorite parenting blogs, which offers some helpful tips on winter baby-wearing


Healthy Eating: Gluten-Free Diet Helps Eliminate Many Problems Due to Food Intolerance

One parent switches to a gluten-free diet after her kid develops a food intolerance — does it work?


Difficult Conversations with Kids: How to Talk to Your Children About Death

When your toddler asks about dying, what do you say?


Potty Training: How to Teach Your Child Not to Wet the Bed at Night

Just when you thought you had potty-training under control...


The Truth About Juice: Simply Orange Juice a Product of Algorithm Processing

Coca Cola’s Simply Orange juice is the “Big Mac of orange juice”


Simplicity Parenting: Reducing Parent and Child Stress

A guide to a simpler way of parenting intrigues our green mama


Getting Schooled By Your Toddler in Board Games

Why do kids love Monopoly so much? Our blogger goes one-on-one with her toddler — and finds she’s no match for her pint-sized game player


Children's Books Based on Television Versus the Classics

One parent regrets that her kid prefers books based on TV shows instead of the classics


How Do You Organize (And Stay Organized)?

One parent asks local moms for help accomplishing her New Year’s resolution to get organized


Green Living Challenge 2013: Practicing Green Living

Another year — another Green Living Challenge! How will you reduce, reuse, and recycle in 2013?


Finding Happiness: Books and Online Resources

What is happiness? One local blogger questions what makes one happy


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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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