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

A Word on Compassionate Living, Animal Cruelty (And Appreciating Plant-Based Diets)

Inspired by a trip to a local farm, Mama Greenest makes a heartfelt plea for living (and eating) “green”

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The War on Sweets: Saying No to Sugar (and Getting Kids to Eat Healthy)

Studies are cropping up all over the place about how horrible added sugars are for you — and your child


Play Date Advice: The Do’s and Dont’s of Parenting When You’re on a Play Date

Mama Greenest shares her tips and tricks for keeping the peace between kids (and other parents) during a play date

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The Busy Lives of Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads: Do Full-Time Parents Have Any Free Time?

It’s easy to assume stay-at-home parents have loads of free time, but a new study proves that’s just not the case


Who’s the Boss? Being the Parent in Control of a Bossy Kid Is Harder Than You Think

You may be the authority figure, but that means little when your kid is the boss!


What to Do When Kids Use Bad Words

What do you do when you let a four-letter word slip — and your toddler happily repeats it?

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Pamela Druckerman’s Bringing up Bébé Book Examines Parenting from a Parisian’s Perspective

An American Mother in Paris thinks the French do it better in her new book, Bringing up Bébé


Preschoolceived Notions: Choosing a Preschool for Your Child Means Getting Realistic

As Baby Green reaches another milestone — preschool — our resident mama scraps preconceived notions for peace of mind


Spring Cleaning: Household Items that Double as (Eco-Friendly) Cleaning Products

Mama Greenest shares her tips for cleaning using common, environmentally friendly household items


Winning at Weaning: We Did It!

Our local mama successfully weans her toddler — and realizes the bond between them is stronger than ever before


Unmarried with Children: Is Staying Together For the Kids Overrated?

One Valley mom ponders the merits of the mantra “love the one you’re with”


Formula 101: The Bad News About Feeding Your Baby Formula

Our guest blogger spills on the real facts about formula


Separation Anxiety: When Attached Parents Need to Distance Themselves

A solo trip away from home may be alright with her kid, but can one Valley mama handle it?


Can Yoga Hurt You? The New York Times Seems to Think So

Is it true? Our blogger defends yoga against renowned teacher (and Rhinebeck resident) Glenn Black’s surprising claims


Upstate NY Mother With Cancer Denies Treatment to Protect Baby, Dies; Local Businesses Rally to Feed Baby Breastmilk

A dying mother’s wish inspires the Hudson Valley to provide milk for Baby Violet


Consistency and the Crayon War: You’ll Teach Your Kid a Lesson, But at What Price?

In an effort to maintain consistency, one mom’s power struggle with her toddler ends up costing them both


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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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