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

New Year, New You

Mama Greenest’s best ways to beat the burnt-out blues


Walking in a Winter Wonderland

How to dress Coraline for our outdoor adventures has stumped me a bit. It’s tricky to dress a mobile little one warmly for the wintery cold while keeping her, well... mobile


Deck the Halls

There is something magical about a Christmas tree. The way it smells; the twinkling lights; all of the ornaments, each holding its own memory of a particular time and place

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Where Has All the Local Food Gone?

The more I learn about eating seasonally (and organically), the harder it is to transition from fresh, local produce to that from the grocery store cooler

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Nightweaning ’n Dreaming

There have been big changes over here in the sleep department. One word says it all: Nightweaning



Coraline has many favorite words, but none gets quite as much use these days as that wonderful two-letter, I’m-my-own-person-and-will-let-you-know-it word: NO


The Feminist vs. Attachment Moms

Look out, attached parents! A feminist writer challenges the popular parenting style


Green Baby Bargains

Buying green sure is expensive. Thankfully, two online retailers make it simple for green parents to keep baby healthy — and pocket their dough


I Do Recall...

Some important information on a product recall


Music Together

Kids hear the music at this early childhood program


The Name Game

Naming babies is fun — and funny. One Web site debates the wild and the weird when it comes to kids’ names


The Sleep Lady

Getting babies to bed is often a tiring task — for the parent, that is. Fortunately, the Sleep Lady may be able to help...

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Space Savers

Limited space forces me to save resources (and lots of money). Here are a few of my favorite space-saving ideas


Go Hybrid

People Magazine just named two new cloth diapers they love — and, of course, Mama Greenest has the poop scoop

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Penelope Peapod

Mama Greenest meets her biggest rival yet: the Penelope Peapod doll


Home Sweet Home

Mama Greenest reflects on what makes home “home”


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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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