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

Republican Presidential Candidates Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry Bash Environmentalists, Reject Global Warming; Blogger Worries About Future

While presidential hopefuls Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry question environmentalism, one blogger worries about the fate of humanity

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Top 5 Reasons Not to Have a C-Section: Why New York Ranks #1 in Unnecessary Cesarean Sections

New York State has the highest rate of unnecessary c-sections in the nation

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Mindful Parenting: How to be a Better, More Calm, Collected, and Stress-Free Parent

With the help of Buddhist philosophy (and a few local parents), one Valley mom finds what it means to be mindful

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The Terrible Twos: How to Relax (and Get Your Kid to Do the Same) When the Tantrums Arise

How to calm (or at least, deal with) your child’s Terrible Twos

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Talks Alternative Energy, Solar Power

How could the United States — and the Hudson Valley — benefit from alternate forms of energy, like solar power?

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Mario Batali Supports Meatless Mondays; Local Vegetarians Go Wild

Molto Mario Batali has joined the Meatless Mondays cause. Learn more about the movement — and find great recipes

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How to Keep Your Cool in a Heat Wave

Our top eight ways to stay cool in a heat wave

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Zen Mother: Local Bloggers Help Each Other Find Peace in Parenting; Plus, Tips on How Improve Your Car’s Gas Mileage

A fellow columnist inspires us to find Zen PLUS: Green Living Tip of the Week: Maximizing your car’s gas mileage

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How to Get Your Toddler to Stop Nursing: Weaning Baby from Breastfeeding

Should our blogger continue nursing (her toddler’s two), or is weaning on the way?

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Why Purell Ain’t So Pure: Hand Sanitizers 101 (What’s Healthy and What’s Not)

A breakdown on the perfect (and eco-conscious) sanitizers for your baby’s little paws

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All Pooped Out: Potty-Training 101 For Moms on the Go (Hint: Call Grandma)

Dispatches from Potty Training Land

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Father’s Day Stories: Tales of Great Dads in the Hudson Valley

How one dad’s quick thinking saved a mom — and finicky toddler — from frustration

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Crawling Crooked: Why It’s Best to Let Your Baby Crawl Naturally (And Not with a Walker)

Not all babies can master the Huggie’s baby speed crawl, but here’s why letting them go at their own pace is better

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Ick, Tick! How to Remove Ticks and Treat Tick Bites

If a tick bites baby, don’t be alarmed: Mama Greenest shares some info about Lyme Disease (and removing that bug!)

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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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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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