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The 1st Year

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Today is my sweet Lucas’ first birthday and it is filled with sadness and yet so much joy.  I am trying to savor every last second of my very last baby moments.  The smell, the smile, the babbling, the laugh, those beautiful bright eyes.  Yes these are the very last moments that I have as a baby’s mom. I often wonder how Lucas will feel when he grows up and reads all about himself in utero and birth.  I chronicled it all for posterity.  I feel a lot of guilt when it comes to Lucas, and maybe that’s not quite […]

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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Something to Sneeze About #OTCSafety

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If there is one thing my family knows too well (and wishes we didn’t) is Allergies.  We’re not just talking Marcus’ well known food allergies, but seasonal allergies that plague our entire family.  Everyone’s got allergies.  In fact, Allergies are the 3rd most common chronic disease among children! What’s almost laughable is that each member has their own set of allergies set off entirely by different triggers than the next person!  My seasonal allergies are at its worst come fall.  I still haven’t pinpointed it exactly, but when the weather changes from summer to fall, my skin starts, 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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Spreading Seeds of Kindness with Lollipop Seeds

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{ disclosure: I received a review copy of Lollipop Seeds that Spout for Kind Deeds and no other compensation. The idea of sprouting kindness in my own children is a tradition I wanted to grow. } Growing up my family had very few traditions that we kept.  Along with that comes a deep sadness that I have nothing to pass onto my children… or so I thought.  My aunt, who knows my childhood well, has been helping me create traditions and memories for my children, because she believes that I can change the course of my children’s history with little […]

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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If You Can Do It, So Can I! #RunDisney #DisneyKids

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{ disclosure:  I attended a #DisneyKids Preschool FAM Tour, where a portion of our expenses and lodging were covered by the Walt Disney Company.  The invitation did not include an agreement for coverage or posting, nor were we compensated for this post.  All images were taken with the #Nikon #D3300, a gift from Nikon, the newly announced Official Camera of Walt Disney World and Disneyland. As always, all opinions expressed here are my very own  } If I was ever to run, I’d definitely do it to do a runDisney race.  In fact, it’s inspired me to at least wishfully […]

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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DISNEY DIARIES: Magical Moments #DisneyKids

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Going out with Marcus has always been a challenge.  After summer of his 2nd year and ER visits almost every other weekend, we were told by his allergist that restaurants and outside food were no longer an option for him.  We were devastated for what this meant for our family and mostly for him.  He became our boy in the bubble.  Traveling with him always began with the question, should we bring him?  Then, can we bring him?  But more than anything we wished for Marcus to have as much of a normal childhood as possible and whats more normal […]

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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Let’s Talk about Poop! #OTCSafety

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{ disclosure: I am an #OTCSafety Ambassador.  As always all opinions expressed here are my very own. } There never is a time that poop is more talked about then when you have children.  Straight from the nursery at the hospital you are told to count the amount of poopy diapers your new baby has every day.  You sort of become obsessed with poop from that point on!  Pooping just tells you so much about your child’s digestive health.  My kids range from infant to elementary age and each of them have their own poop stage.  Right now my family is still […]

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 Power of Clean Teeth

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{ disclosure: We received a Philips Sonicare for Kids sample for review.  No other compensation was received.  My family has been using Sonicare for well over a decade and are huge fans of the brand.  As always, all opinions are ALWAYS our very own. } Last week was a HUGE week!  Ava lost her very first tooth! With that we just saw the sprouting of her “adult” tooth!  It’s always been a struggle to properly brush her teeth.  Even after a visit with the dentist yields only about a week worth of good hygiene and brushing habit.  This has 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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The NEW 65 Pound LATCH Rule

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Written by Julie Vallese, Consumer Safety Expert, Dorel Juvenile Group Statistics for proper car seat installation haven’t changed in more than a decade. Despite changes in federal regulations, the availability of car seat installation checks and ongoing education campaigns, three out of four car seats are installed incorrectly. While some may need minor adjustments for proper installation, others sometimes need to start from ground one. It only seems like an advanced degree may be needed in “installationology” but by starting off with the basics you’re one step closer to success. Here are some easy tips to think about: The three most […]

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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