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Before They are Gone Forever, Go to Field Station: Dinosaurs

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Looking for something fun to do with the kids this summer?  Perhaps a staycation excursion?!  In it’s last season in New Jersey, you’ll want to make Field Station: Dinosaurs a must visit. Just minutes from Manhattan, its fun for kids of all ages (and I’ve got 2, 5, 7, and 11 year olds covered). It’s perfect for your little dinosaur aficionado or a budding paleontologist. Scientists from the New Jersey State Museum have worked to ensure that the exhibition encompasses the latest theories and discoveries in the fields of paleontology, geology, and environmental studies but at the center of it all […]

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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Allergy Diaries: Asthma Scares Me

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I am obsessed with vital signs. In my job as a nurse, the very first thing I do when I receive a patient is get a full set of vitals.  That includes their heart rate, oxygen saturation, temperature and blood pressure. I don’t just get a full set, I make sure I have continuous monitoring as vital signs are a gateway into your body. One of the most important vital signs and often overlooked is oxygen saturation. Many of my patients have no idea what that is, or means, and when they have that little clip or sticker placed 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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How to Be the Best Patient: Give the Doctor What He Wants #VZWBuzz

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Right now my littlest one has pneumonia and its such a sad sight to see him like this. He’s battling a fever with runny nose and a cough that sometimes turns into vomiting.  All I want to do is snuggle with him and make him feel better. Usually by this time my home is a mess. I’ve got thermometers every where (Type A mom that needs several readings each time), I’m always scrambling to find a piece of paper to quickly jot down what his temp is and if, what medications I gave him.  What results is little random scraps […]

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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Looking Towards a Healthier Future!

Volunteers build a brand new playground at Calvert Elementary School on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Houston. The playground project was made possible by Let's Play, a community partnership led by Dr Pepper Snapple Group to encourage kids and families to get active, with partner organization KaBOOM!. (Photo by Eric Kayne/Invision for Dr Pepper Snapple Group/AP Images)

I’ve been on a major overhaul of my health and if you haven’t done the same, I beg of you to start.  It’s sad that it took my mother-in-law being diagnosed with cancer for my family to completely overhaul our lifestyle. Yes, that’s right, my heart problem and my penchant for passing out randomly didn’t kick us into gear, neither did my boys allergies.  We always found fast food work arounds and would make small changes here and there, but nothing significant and sadly nothing that stuck.  It’s a huge wake-up call to be diagnosed with cancer, a disease by definition […]

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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How to Avoid the Mother’s Day Gift Cliché

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As a mom I have to admit, I kinda dread mother’s day.  I’m not really all about the fuss, the candy, the flowers. I don’t need a thanks for doing what I love more than anything, being a mom. So while many moms are wishing for a morning they can sleep in, or a day without their children, I’m wishing for a fun filled day with my kids, of course minus the chores. Alas, I’m always asked what’s my recommendations for Mother’s Day Gifts aside from the obvious choices, so here it goes, my thoughts on how to avoid 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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Making Memories One Game at a Time With the NY Mets #MetsMoms

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Now that baseball season has returned, my boys are thrilled that the NY Mets are back and better than before. Most of you already know that we are long standing Mets fans but as a mom, there are plenty more reasons for me to love the NY Mets. For one, the organization cares about its fans. There are so many memories made at the stadium that make a trip into Queens to see a game totally worth it. My family had the privilege of witnessing this year’s first Mets #FamilySunday home game at Citi Field. While my kids have been to […]

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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Celebrate Bird Migration Month at Birdathon with The Bronx Zoo! #NYisWild

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YOU”RE INVITED!!!! What: Bronx Zoo Birdathon When: Saturday, May 9 @ 7:00AM Where: the Bronx River gate at Bronx Zoo Buy tickets: http://bronxzoo.com/events/8   Do you ever wake up listening to the birds chirping and wonder ‘what type of bird might that be?’ I often find myself staring out my windows and admiring the brightly colored Blue Jays and Cardinals that visit my yard. What I never realized is that there is an entire month where migrating birds are celebrated. That’s right, the month of May is Bird Migration Month. In honor of Bird Migration month, the Bronx Zoo 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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The Only View is My Point of View with the Panasonic A500

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I try very hard to be a practical gal. While I was intrigued by the buzz around a certain “adventure-action camera” because everyone I knew either had one or wanted one, I couldn’t come up with a reason why I really needed one (to my purse holding hubby).  I saw a few cool videos of people’s snowboard point of view, and while it was cool, it wasn’t the most polished and sometimes even nauseating.  How often would a person say, I need my “adventure-action camera”?  I couldn’t imagine spending all that money and only taking it out for use, once in 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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