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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


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


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


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?


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


How to Keep Your Cool in a Heat Wave

Our top eight ways to stay cool in a heat wave


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


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?


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


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

Dispatches from Potty Training Land


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


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


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!)


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


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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