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Are You My Father?

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In the film, Vince Vaughn plays an affable underachiever looking for his purpose in life, when he finds out he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them want to meet their biological father. While the concept of the film is amusing, it’s also a really heartwarming look at what it means to be a family — no matter how unconventional. The definition of family has evolved and, as seen in the film, can come in all shapes and sizes. Joining […]

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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Staying Connected with Skype

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Growing up my sister and I have always been super close.  Even as we got older, despite our lives taking us in different directions, we were always close.  When she decided to move, I was just starting my family.  I wanted to make sure that my kids got to know and love my sister as much as I did.  She didn’t just move to another city or state, she was traveling the world.  Skype has kept us close and kept her as much a part of my growing family  as possible. She has read books with my kids via Skype […]

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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All I want is… Healthy Child(ren) in a Healthy World #HealthyBaby

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With all my children, I relied on Healthy Child, Healthy World to keep my abreast on the latest findings and ways to raise my children in a healthy world.  When I first saw A Wake-Up Story http://bit.ly/16PCfNV many many years ago, I was alarmed.  We are learning more and more about the dangers of the chemicals we are exposed to daily.  While I cannot completely bubble my children from these harmful exposures, I am grateful for organizations like Healthy Child, Healthy World, who can be a reliable source of information to create a healthy environment for my kids. Over the past […]

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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Safety First – make “Up and Away” your mantra!

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June is National Safety Month and the CDC, along with the PROTECT Initiative, of which the CHPA Educational Foundation is a member, launched the #MedsUpAway program.  We are continuing the conversation on Safe Medicine Storage.  I joined the OTC Safety Ambassador program for many reasons, but mostly because I am a mom who is all too guilty of being lax when it comes to safe medicine storage.  You would think, as a nurse, who has seen one too many cases of accidents related to medications, I would be the MOST careful.  I imagine my own relaxed attitude is one that many share, similar […]

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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When I Grow Up: I want to be a Lego Master Builder

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I love the question, What do you want to be when you grow up?  At every stage of growing up that answer changes.  I especially love answers like fireman, police officer and doctor.  Occasionally I get surprised by an answer and this time from our child reporter Hunter who said, I want to be a Lego Master Builder.  What does a Lego Master Builder do?  Hunter got a chance to interview the newly named Lego Master Builder at the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester, David Howard. When I grow up I want to be a Lego Master Builder (L.M.B.).  They make new […]

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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Spending Father’s Day with the Mets!

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For Father’s Day this year, I had the difficult task of figuring out what to get my husband to show him how much the kids and I appreciate and love him. When the opportunity to take the family to a NY Mets game arose, I simply couldn’t pass it up. I knew there was nothing better than giving my husband the chance to watch his favorite team with his boys from field level seats right behind the 3rd baseline. From the minute we arrived, our 3 year old was beyond excited to cheer for his team and was walking through […]

About Ellie Beatus

After spending the bulk of my childhood in New Jersey, I've had the privilege of living in many different places all over the world. I have experienced many incredible things in my life, but none as amazing as when I become a mom. I may work as a full time registered nurse, but I am also a full time mother. I believe that there is nothing more important in the world than my family, and I cherish every moment spent with them. I hope to be able enrich my children's lives by sharing in wonderful experiences, teaching them life lessons, and nurturing them as they grow and help to make the world a better place for all of us. (Ellie currently resides in Long island, NY with her two young sons and husband)

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Get Your Tails on with the Bronx Zoo! #dinotail

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Be sure to keep an eye out this Thursday June 20th, for a unique fashion trend that is hitting the streets of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Hoboken. The Bronx Zoo will have  approximately 50 people taking the streets conspicuously wearing a very distinctive accessory that ties into the Bronx Zoo’s newest adventure, Dinosaur Safari. All members of the Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Safari street team will be distributing cards with a promotion code for 20% off Total Experience tickets, which include Dinosaur Safari. If you spot some tails on Thursday,  hit @theBronxZoo on Instagram with #dinotail and share the experience with your […]

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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Celebrating the the 125th Anniversary of Kissing the Boo Boos Away

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Earlier this week I had the chance to celebrate with the amazing Maggie Gyllenhaal, the 125th anniversary of the First Aid Kit.  The First Aid Kit is my version of the “best invention since sliced bread.”   To commemorate this milestone, Johnson & Johnson has launched a new campaign focused on everyday care that provides funding and resources to help educate consumers about the importance of first aid preparedness.  The Everyday Care campaign kicks off with a partnership with Safe Kids Worldwide that leverages the support of Maggie Gyllenhaal on an initiative to prevent childhood injuries by helping educate children and […]

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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