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RUN DIARY: Training Right #VZWBuzz

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One of my goals has always been to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon. Not only is it a HALF MARATHON but it’s one where I get to dress up and wear a crown! I mean seriously, how fun is that!?! While it was always one of my goals, I feel like I am finally working on it. Ever since my participation in the #MiracleMarathon I have been on a roll! I started out with running 1 mile a day for 27 days and it was pretty awesome! Towards the end I even started throwing in 2 mile days here […]

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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Slowing down the Electronic Noise

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This year I am making a conscious effort to cut down the electronic noise in my house.  What is electronic noise? All those devices you can’t seem to live without – cellphone, iPad, Kindle, DS, Wii, Xbox, computer.  I know, SHOCKING for this social media mom who is never far from her phone and computer, who is always on Facebook, instagram and twitter. Why you ask?  I started noticing my children were very hyper.  If there weren’t hyper, it was a problem… for them.  They needed constant stimulation.  They craved it.  Always wanting the TV turned on, wondering if the iPad […]

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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Putting My Best Self Forward #FashForward

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Anyone who knows me, knows that I struggle with being a fashionable mom.  It’s not an innate part of me, and on most days I’m trying to pull off a casual chic look (most often failing).  But I know it’s achievable!  I look up to moms like Audrey McClelland – a serious fashionista with 5 kids!  I think we all were so thrilled when her 5th child was a girl, all that fashion sensibility has to be passed on to one of course!  Vera Sweeney, who seriously I could believe she wakes up that beautiful every morning, lucky girl.  Then […]

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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Light Up your Halloween with @Energizer #PoweringSafety

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I never celebrated Halloween as a kid.  My parents did not understand this American tradition.  With ghost and goblins, skeletons, spiders and witches, as symbolic icons and a neighborhood filled with teenage kids up to no good, egging cars and homes all around, and rumors of hypodermic needles hidden in Halloween candy,  it was no wonder why they feared this holiday and had us pretending we weren’t home that one night a year.  What’s a kids to say when their parents vehemently did not allow Halloween celebrations of any sorts?  The fun and joy of the holiday wasn’t lost on […]

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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Solving the Mystery around Fire Safety

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Just in time for Fire Safety Week, the National Fire Protection Association launches another amazing interactive app made just for kids called, The Case of the Missing Fire Alarms. Kids all around the country are learning about fire safety in school, and hopefully at home as well, but we all know repetition is a powerful learning tool. While we hope never to encounter a fire in our lifetime, safety is key.  This app reinforces the importance of fire safety in a fun way.  Not only is this an educational app, teaching our children about fire safety, specifically the importance of fire […]

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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Preparing Your Family in the Event of an Emergency with Sesame Workshop and PSE&G

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Hurricane Katrina. Superstorm Sandy. House fires. Tornados. Flooding. Natural disasters can strile when we least expect them, and even when warned, not everyone is prepared. In 2013, more than 85 nationally declared emergencies including hurricanes, tornados, floods and fires were recorded, and yet, according to a national survey, 60% of families in the U.S. still do not have any emergency plan. That is a very scary statistic to wrap my head around. Sesame Workshop and PSE&G have seen firsthand that there is a lack of engaging, family-oriented material to support the development of preparation strategies for emergencies, especially within families […]

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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For Me and For the Kids #MiracleMarathon

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It’s hard to believe that my #MiracleMarathon is almost over.  What started out as a great fundraiser for my local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Cohen’s Childrens Medical Center (also a part of North Shore LIJ Health Systems, which I work for) has become so much more to me and everyone on my team.  I am super proud of myself for sticking with it.  As many people have often described me as being super busy, I managed to find the time to commit, not just to this charity, but to myself.  It wasn’t lost on me that I wasn’t in the […]

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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Date Night With Noodles & Company

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When MomConfessionals was asked to check out a recently opened restaurant in Garden City, we were all too happy to oblige.  After all, who would pass up the opportunity to try some tasty new foods, let alone pasta dishes?  It was an offer us foodies were happy to receive. I was fortunate to have a private tasting with my husband last Saturday night and I’m so glad that we were able to share the experience. To say our experience was catered to our liking is easy, given the personal attention you will get when you eat at Noodles & Company. While […]

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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