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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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One for All, the Dyson Digital Slim DC59 #cutthecord

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It’s no secret, I am a huge Dyson fan. The test for me as far as suction power goes, is always that horrid trunk carpeting which every tiny little grain gets stuck for an eternity in.  Ever since I vacuumed my car trunk right before handing it in to end my lease, I was hooked.  2 Dyson upright vacuums and 2 handheld cordless later, we haven’t looked back.  With 3 kids, having a vacuum cleaner that you can depend on is so important.  Gone are the days I am vacuuming once a week, in fact it seems like I am […]

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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This is 36. #Fit2BMe

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When people say age is just a number, it must have embedded itself somehow as a mantra in my head.   After my 30th birthday, I simply forgot how old I was.  It’s not often you’re asked your age anymore when you’ve got children.  Along with forgetting how old I am, I also forget how old everyone else is, well except for my children and my husband, who by the way is 1 year closer to 40 than I am, in case you didn’t know.  Ask me how old my parents are and it’s easier for me to tell you 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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Are you in the Danger Zone? #NYC #knowyourzone

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With all the recent natural disasters, our devastating winter that rendered NYC under house arrest, it’s not hard to believe that NYC wouldn’t be susceptible to hurricanes.  This week kicks off Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 25-31st).  Do you know if your home or business is located in one of NYC’s six hurricane evacuation zones?  Check out www.nyc.gov/knowyourzone to find out!  These zones are ranked by their danger of flooding from storm surge (with zone 1 being the most likely to flood). In the event of a hurricane or coastal storm, residents in these zones may be ordered to evacuate.  I was thrilled […]

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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From Infant to Toddler, We love the Gymini Developlace #tinylove

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With 4 kids its hard to keep my home from looking like a hurricane that struck a toy store.  I have toys for each age group and I love toys that can cross age groups.  Not just for the bang for the buck but space saving as well.  Any parent of multiples can understand this craziness.  Even if you have the space, too much can make everything look like clutter. One of my favorite brands that I can always count on for that is Tiny Love.  I’ve gushed over my love of the 3 in 1 Rocker Napper (best invention ever!) 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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