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REVIEW: Weil Baby Products

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{ disclosure : samples received and coupons for free products were given to guests } This past weekend I hosted a Dr. Andrew Weil Baby House Party with some of my pregger and mommy friends.  With all the hype over the BPA controversy — which I hope isn’t a controversy anymore — I was shocked to find out that many new, first time moms and mommies-to-be had no idea about the dangers of BPA!  Yes, I was even disappointed in myself, being their friend, not bringing it up sooner amongst all our talks about breastfeeding and getting ready for baby… how did […]

About Suzanne Chan

Suzanne is student, daughter, wife, (labor & delivery) certified registered nurse, certified lactation counselor, friend, entrepreneur and blogger – but the job she's most proud of is mother… She shares her journey on this blog and The Disney Files. Read more about her here.

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A few constants

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There are a few constants that you know just always will be.  Things like how much you’ll always love your children or  how you’ll always forget one thing during your vacation packing and $20 will always be $20.  One thing that I can count on with Ava and my nephew is that their love for bubbles will never wane.  They jump for joy for bubbles at school, at birthday parties and go nuts when we’re outdoors for them.   I have found myself wandering Target, Toys R Us and drugstore’s on more than several occasions this year looking for bubble […]

About Suzanne Chan

Suzanne is student, daughter, wife, (labor & delivery) certified registered nurse, certified lactation counselor, friend, entrepreneur and blogger – but the job she's most proud of is mother… She shares her journey on this blog and The Disney Files. Read more about her here.

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Picnic at Gantry State Park

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I’ve lived my whole life in New York City and often I’m still struck by how things have changed over the years.  Perhaps its the reminder that I’m getting old.  It’s definitely a strange feeling when at times you feel so young and then are reminded as you’re walking down the same streets you walked as a child, with your own child, because your parents, creatures of habit, still live in the same house they’ve lived for the past 30 plus years.  Gone are the mom and pop owned stores and kitschy craft stores that you always wondered how they ever […]

About Suzanne Chan

Suzanne is student, daughter, wife, (labor & delivery) certified registered nurse, certified lactation counselor, friend, entrepreneur and blogger – but the job she's most proud of is mother… She shares her journey on this blog and The Disney Files. Read more about her here.

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An Enduring Love…

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With all the hoopla surrounding BPA and other leaching chemicals and its prevalance everywhere it seems in our lives from baby bottles, water bottles to canned goods. It’s been hard to find safe alternatives.  I recently stumbled upon a company called Love Bottle.  What immediately attracted me was the name, but what drew me in was the elegance of the concept.  One of my favorite ideals is “finding beauty in the old”.  Made from recycled glass, these bottles are reusable, customizable and did I say CHIC!  They believe if you feel good when you look at your bottle, you will […]

About Suzanne Chan

Suzanne is student, daughter, wife, (labor & delivery) certified registered nurse, certified lactation counselor, friend, entrepreneur and blogger – but the job she's most proud of is mother… She shares her journey on this blog and The Disney Files. Read more about her here.

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Family Play Day with Kool-Aid & KaBOOM!

Family Play Day with Kool-Aid & KaBOOM!

Last week we had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Role Mommy hosted “Play Day along with Kool-Aid and KaBOOM!” to help promote a nationwide initiative to encourage individuals to host community play days in their hometowns from September 19-September 27. KaBOOM! Play Days are free, fun-for-the-whole-family outdoor events that celebrate play! They believe all kid’s should have a chance to play. They believe through the KaBOOM!erang Principle, their law of incredible returns – What you do today can mean changed lives, stronger communities and brighter futures tomorrow. You can plan and host one in your community with the help […]

About Suzanne Chan

Suzanne is student, daughter, wife, (labor & delivery) certified registered nurse, certified lactation counselor, friend, entrepreneur and blogger – but the job she's most proud of is mother… She shares her journey on this blog and The Disney Files. Read more about her here.

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The Grass is always "Greener"…

The Grass is always "Greener"...

Not to brag or anything, but… I’ve got the plushest lawn this side of… well you get the picture. It was one of the main things I loved about our home… the beautiful well manicured plush green lawn… I pictured our (at the time non-existant) kids running around under a sprinkler and having friends over for a summer time BBQ. Now that that picture has come to life, I’m looking at my lawn in a whole different way. I have to say that I usually have nothing to do with the outside of the house. That is my husband’s domain, […]

About Suzanne Chan

Suzanne is student, daughter, wife, (labor & delivery) certified registered nurse, certified lactation counselor, friend, entrepreneur and blogger – but the job she's most proud of is mother… She shares her journey on this blog and The Disney Files. Read more about her here.

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sunny days…

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Now that summer has officially arrived (I say that sitting in my 90+ degree weather I’m entertaining right now), spring decided to take a pass on us this year. So yes, its another look at what goes onto your skin… I’m sure we can all agree sun safety is important – no if’s, and’s, or but’s about it. If you’re like me, you’re lathering up your child every minute you get… add that up, that’s a LOT of sunscreen your child’s skin is drinking in. Have you bothered to give your bottle a once over?According to the Environmental Working Group, […]

About Suzanne Chan

Suzanne is student, daughter, wife, (labor & delivery) certified registered nurse, certified lactation counselor, friend, entrepreneur and blogger – but the job she's most proud of is mother… She shares her journey on this blog and The Disney Files. Read more about her here.

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EARTH DAY GIVEAWAY #4: Green you’re next Party with Compostable CHINET!

EARTH DAY GIVEAWAY #4: Green you're next Party with Compostable CHINET!

When we throw one of our popular summer BBQ’s, you can bet Chinet is there with us. Their Chinet Casuals and Chinet Classic White line are both made of 100 percent pre-consumer recycled material. But did you know both lines also biodegrade in home composting?! That’s right! Just toss into your composting bin with your leftover scraps and in just 2-5 weeks you’ve got nutrient rich soil. Just in time for the beautiful spring weather, Chinet is offering one of our readers a chance to GREEN their Party with Chinet’s line of dinner plates, luncheon plates, new salad/side dishes as […]

About Suzanne Chan

Suzanne is student, daughter, wife, (labor & delivery) certified registered nurse, certified lactation counselor, friend, entrepreneur and blogger – but the job she's most proud of is mother… She shares her journey on this blog and The Disney Files. Read more about her here.

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