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A Few Little Tips For Those Back to School Nerves (for Parents) – with help from @PlanetBox and @MissionBeltCo

Everyone has been getting ready for back-to-school week, and today, the day that we’ve all been anticipating is upon us.  For some of you, it’s already a routine that you’re used to – you’ve been down this road before. For my five-year-old (and his parents), this is a whole new journey that we are about to embark on. While my child has been in daycare and preschool up until now, kindergarten seems like a milestone that he is better prepared for then I am. Soon it will be all about meal planning, dress codes, school supply lists and scheduling for me. For my […]

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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Join Me and Participate in Alex’s Million Mile #Journey2aMillion

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Over the summer I was privileged enough to be introduced to a cause that is both wonderful and inspiring that I’m glad to now be a part of. I want to tell you all about Alex’s Million Mile and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation began in 2001 when a 4-year-old girl named Alex Scott decided she wanted to sell lemonade in order to help raise money to find a cure for children with cancer.  Alex, herself, was a child battling cancer at the time and while she sadly lost her battle in the end, she fought with […]

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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NYer’s have gone wild for #NYisWild!

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Remember when we first told you about this upcoming #NYisWild photo challenge? (120 Ways to go Wild in NY! ) Since we first brought this to you, over 4,000 people have signed up for the photo safari, sharing pictures of how #NYisWild from all over NYC. The #NYisWild hashtag has been used over 10,000 times on Instagram alone. You can see some of the images here:https://instagram.com/explore/tags/nyiswild/  There are only 16 days left to enter to win, but you ONLY need 10 photos to be entered to win the trip to Belize. The contest ends on September 8, 2015 at 11:59 a.m. EST. […]

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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Raise Awareness for World Elephant Day and #BeHerd on August 12th!

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With all of the latest news stories regarding animal poaching and harming endangered (or soon to be) animals in the wild, August 12th proves to be a very important day for the Wildlife Conservation Society. World Elephant Day is August 12th and it is our job to help support the Wildlife Conservation Society’s 96 Elephants campaign. This cause is very important for the Wildlife Conservation Society. The 96 Elephants campaign is named for the number of elephants currently gunned down each day by poachers. 96 Elephants focuses on protecting forest elephants from extinction, through awareness and legislation. The cause is […]

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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GIVEAWAY: The Berenstain Bears LIVE! Family Matters the Musical in NYC!!

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Do you remember your favorite childhood stories? I can recall countless Berenstain adventures that I loved hearing about at bedtime. My favorite book as a child was Inside Outside Upside Down, an entertaining story about a sneaky bear cub, that I now get to read to my kids. While there are so many new characters out there to impress my children these days, I often find that the classics still keep them engaged and entertained. My childrens’ minds explode with each lesson that they learn through reading. The Berenstain Bears are a large part of our bedtime story telling and the kids love following Brother […]

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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Mom Trends Back to School Essentials Guide

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Hard to believe we’re already thinking about Back to School, but thanks to Momtrends I am feeling really quite prepared instead of my usual frantically last minute overwhelmed.  They really thought of everything from the perfect back to school outfits from Matilda Jane Clothing to essentials and staples like Mabel’s Labels and Stride Rite shoes. While my daughter is a prep school kid who wears uniforms every day, once a month she get’s to “DRESS DOWN” and as we all know, it really means “DRESS UP”.  She was loving the Fall Collection from Matilda Jane Clothing and being one of 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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Google Play Brings #FamilyPlayTime to NYC!

I am avid Google user. I can honestly say I use Google for almost every web search or internet inquiry I have, be it lyrics to a particular song or something related to a discussion I am having. I have even taught my five-year-old how to look things up on Google (which is particularly useful when he has projects that require a bit of research). Google has an endless wealth of information.  I mean, there is a reason why people are often found saying “I can just Google it” when seeking out information about a particular subject of interest. Recently, […]

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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Check Out What’s Happening at the @BronxZoo this Summer

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The summer seems like it’s already flying by and if you haven’t had a chance to get to the Bronx Zoo yet, well then you simply must plan a day (or several days). Aside from checking out the newly reopened Children’s Zoo (which is a definite must for your zoo visit), the Bronx Zoo has several fun-filled events happening in the coming weeks that are not to be missed! Here is a list of some of the exciting happenings that you should check out when planning your upcoming visit to the Bronx Zoo: On July 18-26, come on over as […]

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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