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Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band at the Bronx Zoo!

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This Fourth of July weekend (July 4-6th), join Latin Grammy Award-winning trio Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band for a special East Coast appearance at the Bronx Zoo. This popular children’s band features indie music sounds that are rooted in their whimsical and child-friendly imaginations. The all-star group recently made live appearances on CNN, Sprout, and Univision and is coming straight off a nationwide tour. This husband and wife duo, Lucky Diaz and Alisha Gaddis, has been named ‘THE face of kindie music’ by the Washington Post, ‘SUPERSTARS’ by Red Tricycle, ‘The Rolling Stones of Kids Music’ by 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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REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Safety 1st Advanced SE 65 Air+ Car Seat

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Convertible car seats can be used either rear-facing or forward-facing. Generally, they are the step up from an infant car seat, though many models can be used from birth (for a full-term infant) and some parents may choose to use a convertible car seat straight from the beginning. Today, parents are looking for the safest and most practical option for their little one when choosing a car seat. Enter the Safety 1st Advance SE 65 Air+ Car Seat. With full body side impact protection, and their patented air protect advanced air cushion system, the seat is designed to protect your child […]

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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Glamping it Up! #Tuckerton

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While one of the perks I love about being a blogger is all the amazing experiences I can expose my children to, I am NOT a nature person.  Nature and I have a LOVE/HATE relationship.  I love the beach, and can appreciate a beautiful rainbow or sunset but the very idea of  being one with nature, camping, gives me hives.  I still have nightmares as I recall parts of my youth spent on nature walks and hiking.  The countless hours and days clocked mowing the family lawn were panic inducing.  I’ve convinced myself I’ve got poor body temperature control.  If […]

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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Rule the Car Buying Process in ONE easy Step #CarWeekNY

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This week is Car Week (Jun 9th-15th), so let’s talk cars.   Let’s just forget that I am a girl. Regardless of the fact, there is nothing more intimidating that the car buying process.  So many times I’ve walked out thinking, OH YEAH!  I got an awesome deal on my car, and then I realize… maybe not so much.  Leaving me with buyer’s remorse. It’s a very confusing numbers game, and most people would rather clean their toilets than negotiate buying a new car.  I’m pretty sure it’s a man’s world, because only in their world is the actual price/value […]

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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FREE or almost free Activities to Keep the Kids BUSY – AMEN!

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Camp is expensive.  I don’t have thousands of dollars to spend on camp every year and its tough.  3 kids while working full time is a hard struggle.  Every summer we just wing it and before you know it summer is already over.  One of the perks about living in NYC is full of fun, enriching and FREE events to keep you and your kids busy.  In between visits to the zoo and the aquarium with our WCS Family Premium Membership (best value and amazing deal!), trips to the beach with friends we are taking the city up on their […]

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 Time Your Daughter called you a Terrible Mother

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I officially hate 6.  I can’t wait until 7, I hope it gets better.  After an entire day of running errands all things kids, working out details to her birthday party and then shuffling them to tae kwon do, I was deeply hurt when my 6 year old basically called me a terrible mother with a whole lotta attitude to boot.  Picture hand on hips and the all knowing chin raise with the judgemental eyes thrown in. I fully admit to spouting all sorts of profanity and sending her straight to bed, before bawling my eyes out.  I mean seriously, […]

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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Father’s Day Gift Picks for the Dad in Your Life

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Do you find yourself stuck on a gift for Father’s Day this year? I for one, struggle with gift ides for my husband every year. In the past, I’ve tried hard to listen out for subtle hints from him throughout the year so that I’m not stuck scrambling to find something he may or may not enjoy. This year, I decided to go a bit further and I’ve spent the last several months researching the best gifts for dad. In case you have ever been in the same boat as me, I thought I’d share a few gift ideas that […]

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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The Tiny Wonder that is the Mountain Buggy Nano #mbnano #Nanoonboard

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It’s unanimous! There is a new favorite stroller on the block!   My husband and I love our strollers.  We love checking out the latest and greatest in infant transportation but we haven’t come across a stroller that does it all… until now.  We are unabashedly in love with the Mountain Buggy Nano.  When I first said the Mountain Buggy Nano in a trade magazine, it had me saying… well, what is this now?  Since it was not yet out it had me chasing after a contact to get my hands on it.  Yes, I admit to begging for a […]

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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